L4630 - Hood freezing shut

Llaves

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L4630-GST-C with LA853
Jan 17, 2016
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Llaves, New Mexico, USA
Newbie here - bought a used L4630GSTC about 3 months ago. It's snowing and I'm using the tractor to plow the driveway. I went to put a trickle charger on the battery and the hood was frozen shut. The latch releases, but ice is forming around the seals as best as I can tell. I used a pry bar to gently break the bonds. This has happened several times now. Is there a way to keep the hood from freezing in place?

(Oh, and the battery was frozen to the base of the engine compartment when I tried to remove it to replace it)
 

North Idaho Wolfman

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#1 get the tractor out of the weather.
#2 run the tractor warm everything up open the hood and wipe the seals with silicon grease or if you want to keep the dirt factor down use dry Teflon spray.