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I use it at least once a week to pick up the poop. Last used was 6 days ago. Tried to use it today before the snow came.
No rolling over....dead. I could hear the switches click in but nothing happens.
No smoke out of the exhaust.
First time (over a year now) that I had a diesel. It started before when it was this cold.
I had to go to the barn to get you an answer.
The light are bright (normal) when they are turned on.
Turning the key to the start position - the lights do dim.
1-I did try using using booster cables......nothing happen.
2-Are you saying that this cold weather is limiting the current to the starter especially if the connections are so-so?
3-The tractor has about 125 hours on it. Could it be a bad starter?
4-With the lights dimming there must be some current going to the starter. Are you saying that there is not enought current to the starter?
What do you plug in for 2 hours before you want it to start? A battery charger? A heated oil dip stick? The glow plug? If its the glow plug, how do you keep it on for 2 hours?
I'll need to look at the starter connections later and see if I can jumper directly to the starter. Its after 12 midnight here and we are having a snow storm and besides its getting cold and windy outside.
Please answer my first question and I will get back to you in about 12 hours.
I don't have a block heater.
I'll see if I can get one or use a oil stick heater.
I was able to remove the starter and went down to the New Holland Store. It does run.
They tell me at the New Holland Store that this Tractor should start at 0 degree F. I'll look into that radiator heater and the block heater that sticks to the side with magnets.
Talking to the owner of the store, the problem could be with any of the four safety switches. I'll need to bypast them all and work backwards. Looks like I can then start the tractor and get the tractor into the 'warm barn' and work on it from there. There may be another faster was to get it started (apply power directly to the starter) so I can move it into the barn.
Hint..........may also want people to check the safety switches.
Reply back and I'll hit accept. If this does not work I'll email you back......give me a few day to get back to the tractor.
It was warmer this weekend and I put the starter back.....still didn't work. By hitting three of the safety switches it now starts. Were one or more of them frozen????
If this happens next time I'll start with these safety switches by adding jumpers across each one!