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Runs With Scissors

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It would take 43 minutes longer, not 1.5 hours and it would take much less fuel. šŸ§
That's 43 minutes longer than I can hold it. (now that I'm mid fifty'ish)

I can normally get there without stopping in 4 hours.

So, a head call, (plus a burger) is 1.5 hours'ish...hahaha
 
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Runs With Scissors

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one old skool 'fix' for overheating engine was to turn heater on full fan and hot. It'd drop the engine temperature from 'meltdown' to 'we can get home'.

the HUGE issue with 'overheating' is the automatic tranny literally frying !

another way to prevent overheating on the highway..... remove plow, toss in pickup box.

YEP, I have done the heater trick already.

Tranny is not an issue, It's a 6 speed G56 manual.;)

When I tow the tractor, I do put it in the box, but that's not always practicable.
 

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Buy a cheap, beater plow truck and leave it at your second property.
 
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I, kind of, get that but where would I place this fan, and how would I regulate it? I can't really think of anywhere to put one that would fit.
I don't currently own a Dodge truck but have owned 2 in the past. From what I remember there is plenty of room between the grill + front of the ac condenser + radiator. I would try to find a used elec. radiator fan + shroud assy. from a front wheel drive vehicle. Then fabricate a mounting fixture for it in front of the ac condenser. You can regulate it with a coolant temp sensor or just hook it up with a toggle switch and keep an eye on your temp gauge.
 

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I don't currently own a Dodge truck but have owned 2 in the past. From what I remember there is plenty of room between the grill + front of the ac condenser + radiator. I would try to find a used elec. radiator fan + shroud assy. from a front wheel drive vehicle. Then fabricate a mounting fixture for it in front of the ac condenser. You can regulate it with a coolant temp sensor or just hook it up with a toggle switch and keep an eye on your temp gauge.

I looked yesterday and this might be feasible. I have to take some more detailed measurements, but it might be a better way to go.

The wing is working, but as mentioned previously, the draw backs are becoming more and more of a PITA.
 

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re: Buy a cheap, beater plow truck

hahahahahahahahahha... good one !!!!!

just WHERE can you find 'a cheap, beater truck ' , let alone a plow truck !!!!

but, since removing the hood isn't an option... upgrade it by installing louvres into it.
Now that's really old skool...still done on Morgans today !

Naturally everyone will want your hood, so you'll make a million selling themas aftermarket upgrades.
 

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I thought about that, but I use it at home as well.
Leave the cheap beater at your second property and keep your current one for home. What you save in gas from not having to push the plow all the way up and back will pay for it over time.
 
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re: Buy a cheap, beater plow truck

hahahahahahahahahha... good one !!!!!

just WHERE can you find 'a cheap, beater truck ' , let alone a plow truck !!!!

but, since removing the hood isn't an option... upgrade it by installing louvres into it.
Now that's really old skool...still done on Morgans today !

Naturally everyone will want your hood, so you'll make a million selling themas aftermarket upgrades.
You can find cheap beater plow trucks if you open your eyes and keep a lookout. There are lots that get sold that still have life but arenā€™t road worthy.
 

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Maybe not a second truck but a second used similar plow may work. You would only need the plow side not the truck side of course that is probably a fools errand who knows just a thought
 
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