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Curtis B., Technician
Category: Agriculture and Farm Equipment
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Experience:  Technican turned service manager on multiple lines of equipment and rental equipment.
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Sir/ I have a M7040. This is the first winter I have used it

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sir/ I have a M7040. This is the first winter I have used it to feed with.
When it is cold, around 20 degrees or so, it takes a second or two for the unit
to move when put in reverse or forward gear. This doesn't seem natural to me.
What is your thinking? 304 hrs on the unit.
Second question. I want to put a block heater on the unit. Talked to parts dept.
and there was a question about the one they thought would work. Can you tell
me what part no. or what unit I need from Kubota Parts, and just exactly how
the heater should be installed or whats involved in installing it?
Many thanks, ***** ***** Blue Grass, Virginia 24413
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Agriculture and Farm Equipment
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Block heater just has to be installed where one of the plugs in the block is. Unscrew the plug, screw in the heater.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

As for the delay on shift when cold, it would be normal. With the oil as cold as it is, it is thick, and will be slow to engage. Transmission has a modulator that has to move, before shift is made, and it is a spring loaded piston, without it, transmission would slam into gear!