Putting a jumper between the terminals of the seat switch accomplishes the same thing. My old BX22 didn't have any of these new seat switches to drive you crazy.No, you're correct. If you unlock the seat on the bx23s and lift it up you'll be good to go (dang reading instructions! who does that?)
Your post leads me to the conclusion that you are going to leave the tractor running with the PTO engaged and the snow blower turning while the tractor warms up. I am hoping that I just do not understand what you are going to do. Leaving a PTO operated implement running while you are not in the seat or very near the tractor is a very dangerous thing to do.Nope! the nanny staters win again! in N, parking brake set, tractor will shut off with pto engaged if you're not in the seat. I just picked up a 50" pto snowblower, so it'd be nice to have it warming up a bit as well. Guess I'll go to the fake weight trick.
Well several years of minus 40 (minus 50 with wind chill) with everything from little Kubota to full size Cat's and no issues. Just proper warm up time.Newbie question,, Is it ever too cold to run your tractor? What comes to mind are hydraulic hoses too cold/brittle and anything else that might be over stressed due to temperature.
So far I have had good luck with Stanadyne diesel fuel additive or power serv, Delo 5w-40 synthetic oil, super UTD in trans, block heater. More additive the colder it gets and longer warm up time.Ok, new here and I did use search with 3 different phrases.
My question is what people think about operation in extremely cold weather? (-5 to -30*f) Just as far as not damaging the tractor goes. It's in the -20's here in Fairbanks AK and although I don't want to go clear mine and other's driveways, a big dump of snow came before the cold weather and I must. My BX23s was bought here and is 'winterized' with a block heater and an oil pan heater (oil pan is shorted I think, so currently not used). I start the tractor, let it run at a little bit of a high idle first. Then I will move the FEL rams in short movements (not the full throw and at a low rpm 1700). Then I'll bring the rpms up to 2200-2500 and drive the tractor in low and work the FEL to more full throws. After this I'll start working the tractor. Like my 12 valve Dodge cummins, the tractor won't really warm up until you start working it some (as far as the temp gauge goes). Any thoughts, opinions, facts, or conjectures are appreciated.
For instance, would you just say clear your own driveway at -10 and below and refuse working on neighbors (for money) or just follow the slow use warm up and use it as a tractor!
Here in northeast North Dakota my Kubota B2650 gets used in actual temps of -35°F and routinely in temps well below 0° F. Growing up on the farm, our tractors always had winter front kits on them for their winter duties. I made this 3 piece winter front kit for my B2650 for its winter duties. Without it ...... in below 0° temps the B2650 would never warm up. With the winter fronts installed the B2650 can warm up quickly and operate in those extremely cold temps while showing mid range and above on the temp gauge.Newbie question,, Is it ever too cold to run your tractor? What comes to mind are hydraulic hoses too cold/brittle and anything else that might be over stressed due to temperature.