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Old 12-14-2009, 02:28 PM   post #46 of 66
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Well, the verdict is in.
It DOES NOT work. Oh, the bracket and mounting
were fine. Could NOT keep the heater lit while
moving. I would move just a few feet, and it
would go out. I knew this going in, that it would
be hard to keep it lit. I just didn't think that just
the tinyist bit of movement would knock the heater
out. Oh well, will try something else to keep the
windows defrosted.

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well that sucks ! im still looking for a battery operated hair dryer or a battery operated heat gun as i think that would be perfect for defogging and deicing windshield as needed., i havent found any yet but have found many 12v ones that could plug into a 12v cigarette outlet but i dont have one on my tractor if it comes to it i may just ahve to put one in as i think this would be perfect solution, dont need to keep warm with a heater but do need a way to keep windows clear.
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Old 12-14-2009, 02:54 PM   post #47 of 66
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i saw these while i was picking up my mr heater i dont think they have the automatic shut off feature like the mr buddy so maybe they would stay lit for ya.

http://www.google.com/products/catal...wAg#ps-sellers

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http://comfortfirst.com/p-34593-cole...arry-case.aspx
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Old 12-14-2009, 06:35 PM   post #48 of 66
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Mine is basically the same as yours...Yea you lite it hold the button for a few seconds then release button. The fame goes out but then you can see the heater turning a orange color.
Longer it stays on the hotter the heater gets.
Not sure why yours keeps going out.
Mine has a knock over feature and the only time my goes out is if out of lp or I don't hold the knob down long enough to get heater lit.
Seen where you knew this going in that heater would keep going out. Wondering if you live above 7000' seen in the manual if above 7000' it may not relight.
So I just wondering is it because of tip over or because of above 7000'
If it is tip over find a can ,funnel or something that will hold the lp tank. put a metal strap around the can and then put it up in the corner of cab and you shouldn't have the problem.


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Old 01-02-2010, 12:05 PM   post #49 of 66
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Good idea's

I have a cozy cab with a simple DC non heated air fan that blows on inside of windshield, keeps fog away but does create a bit of 'wind chill' by moving the air around in the cab.

I hope to create a heating system with PVC pipe system, painted JD green of course, and put a small reostat controlled fan to pull the warm air into the cab. Seems I never get enough time to putz with these projects.

Work is a terrible thing when it comes to having free time LOL.

Anyone have any success with this plan.

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Old 01-02-2010, 12:45 PM   post #50 of 66
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Guy's,
Good idea's

I have a cozy cab with a simple DC non heated air fan that blows on inside of windshield, keeps fog away but does create a bit of 'wind chill' by moving the air around in the cab.

I hope to create a heating system with PVC pipe system, painted JD green of course, and put a small reostat controlled fan to pull the warm air into the cab. Seems I never get enough time to putz with these projects.

Work is a terrible thing when it comes to having free time LOL.

Anyone have any success with this plan.

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Old 01-02-2010, 11:36 PM   post #51 of 66
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well i found this site and spoke to the people there and supposedly by the 15th they are making a smaller unit designed for tractors and skid steers now this would work great!

http://www.frostfighter.com/prt2600.htm
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Old 01-03-2010, 07:34 AM   post #52 of 66
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I ordered one of those 12 volt heaters like strecth was talking about for my cab. The other 12 volt heater that plugs into a lighter plug did not work for me. But maybe I just had a bad one.
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Old 01-04-2010, 08:59 PM   post #53 of 66
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well i just finished snowblowing for about 2 hours and i am going to give a bad review of the original tractor cab, i know many are satisfied with the unit but i am not. let me preface my little rant with the fact that the tractor (2305) and blower (47 in) worked great they threw that snow whenever and wherever i wanted it to so i have no beefs with my setup, now the cab this thing leaks like a sieve i have the safety windshield and electric wiper options whenever the wind blows the snow back at the cab it comes thru every little opening and covers the operator (ME) i didnt buy a cab to still have the snowman effect now i could almost live with this but here is what has me so sour, the constant fogging and freezing up of all the windows in the cab . i know many have said that they have no problems with this but i have a huge problem i spend more time wiping windows and windshield so i can have visibility than i want to or need to , i dont know whether i am throwing to much heat off my body or what but i cant stand it, i have tried everything available ( to me anyhow ) 12v fan/defroster is a joke not enough air to defog anything let alone defrost , rainex/fogex does nothing for me either and a 12v fan to circulate air helped a smidge but not near enough. there should be enough air from all the leaks to get some sort of circulation going but i have had 0 luck. so if i cant beat em i am going to join em today i contacted my dealer about a hardside curtis cab with heater and a deluxe overhead unit that has defog/defrost and a light and accessorie buttons and other things i also am getting a wiper for front and back. i know it is much much much more than an original cab but i wont be selling the tractor till she coughs blood and i only use it for snow removal and gardening and other summer tasks around the homestead i have ten acres here and i mow with a 72in zero turn that is a beast so no mowing involved. well i am feeling much better now after my little tangent rant and will continue loving my 2305, i know others may disagree and im not trying to start arguments but the original cab is prolly good for some but just not me . i mean if your not enjoying your seat time than you gotta do what you gotta do to make it fun again. thanks for your time.


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well i just finished snowblowing for about 2 hours and i am going to give a bad review of the original tractor cab, i know many are satisfied with the unit but i am not. let me preface my little rant with the fact that the tractor (2305) and blower (47 in) worked great they threw that snow whenever and wherever i wanted it to so i have no beefs with my setup, now the cab this thing leaks like a sieve i have the safety windshield and electric wiper options whenever the wind blows the snow back at the cab it comes thru every little opening and covers the operator (ME) i didnt buy a cab to still have the snowman effect now i could almost live with this but here is what has me so sour, the constant fogging and freezing up of all the windows in the cab . i know many have said that they have no problems with this but i have a huge problem i spend more time wiping windows and windshield so i can have visibility than i want to or need to , i dont know whether i am throwing to much heat off my body or what but i cant stand it, i have tried everything available ( to me anyhow ) 12v fan/defroster is a joke not enough air to defog anything let alone defrost , rainex/fogex does nothing for me either and a 12v fan to circulate air helped a smidge but not near enough. there should be enough air from all the leaks to get some sort of circulation going but i have had 0 luck. so if i cant beat em i am going to join em today i contacted my dealer about a hardside curtis cab with heater and a deluxe overhead unit that has defog/defrost and a light and accessorie buttons and other things i also am getting a wiper for front and back. i know it is much much much more than an original cab but i wont be selling the tractor till she coughs blood and i only use it for snow removal and gardening and other summer tasks around the homestead i have ten acres here and i mow with a 72in zero turn that is a beast so no mowing involved. well i am feeling much better now after my little tangent rant and will continue loving my 2305, i know others may disagree and im not trying to start arguments but the original cab is prolly good for some but just not me . i mean if your not enjoying your seat time than you gotta do what you gotta do to make it fun again. thanks for your time.


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So what are you going to do with the Original Cab? slkpk
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well i just finished snowblowing for about 2 hours and i am going to give a bad review of the original tractor cab, i know many are satisfied with the unit but i am not. let me preface my little rant with the fact that the tractor (2305) and blower (47 in) worked great they threw that snow whenever and wherever i wanted it to so i have no beefs with my setup, now the cab this thing leaks like a sieve i have the safety windshield and electric wiper options whenever the wind blows the snow back at the cab it comes thru every little opening and covers the operator (ME) i didnt buy a cab to still have the snowman effect now i could almost live with this but here is what has me so sour, the constant fogging and freezing up of all the windows in the cab . i know many have said that they have no problems with this but i have a huge problem i spend more time wiping windows and windshield so i can have visibility than i want to or need to , i dont know whether i am throwing to much heat off my body or what but i cant stand it, i have tried everything available ( to me anyhow ) 12v fan/defroster is a joke not enough air to defog anything let alone defrost , rainex/fogex does nothing for me either and a 12v fan to circulate air helped a smidge but not near enough. there should be enough air from all the leaks to get some sort of circulation going but i have had 0 luck. so if i cant beat em i am going to join em today i contacted my dealer about a hardside curtis cab with heater and a deluxe overhead unit that has defog/defrost and a light and accessorie buttons and other things i also am getting a wiper for front and back. i know it is much much much more than an original cab but i wont be selling the tractor till she coughs blood and i only use it for snow removal and gardening and other summer tasks around the homestead i have ten acres here and i mow with a 72in zero turn that is a beast so no mowing involved. well i am feeling much better now after my little tangent rant and will continue loving my 2305, i know others may disagree and im not trying to start arguments but the original cab is prolly good for some but just not me . i mean if your not enjoying your seat time than you gotta do what you gotta do to make it fun again. thanks for your time.


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i have been a member for a little time now and never really posted much. I have learned alot from just reading everyones different problems and how everybody helps with different ideals and solutions. I always try to do alot of research before buying anything. For two years I snowblowed with my 2305 before i could afford a cab and knew I was going to keep this tractor a very long time so after looking at different cabs and reading the reviews on this and another site I decided to spend the extra money and get a curtis hard shell cab with heater and window fan. I live in central NY about 3 miles off of lake ontario and we get alot of wind and snow, very happy with this never had any issues this is my second season,I'm not saying this is the best unit out there but it is one of the best. Hope this helps.
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i have been a member for a little time now and never really posted much. I have learned alot from just reading everyones different problems and how everybody helps with different ideals and solutions. I always try to do alot of research before buying anything. For two years I snowblowed with my 2305 before i could afford a cab and knew I was going to keep this tractor a very long time so after looking at different cabs and reading the reviews on this and another site I decided to spend the extra money and get a curtis hard shell cab with heater and window fan. I live in central NY about 3 miles off of lake ontario and we get alot of wind and snow, very happy with this never had any issues this is my second season,I'm not saying this is the best unit out there but it is one of the best. Hope this helps.
and enjoy your Curtis Cab. I hope to someday have one of them myself. slkpk
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Old 01-05-2010, 08:08 AM   post #57 of 66
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well i just finished snowblowing for about 2 hours and i am going to give a bad review of the original tractor cab, i know many are satisfied with the unit but i am not. let me preface my little rant with the fact that the tractor (2305) and blower (47 in) worked great they threw that snow whenever and wherever i wanted it to so i have no beefs with my setup, now the cab this thing leaks like a sieve i have the safety windshield and electric wiper options whenever the wind blows the snow back at the cab it comes thru every little opening and covers the operator (ME) i didnt buy a cab to still have the snowman effect now i could almost live with this but here is what has me so sour, the constant fogging and freezing up of all the windows in the cab . i know many have said that they have no problems with this but i have a huge problem i spend more time wiping windows and windshield so i can have visibility than i want to or need to , i dont know whether i am throwing to much heat off my body or what but i cant stand it, i have tried everything available ( to me anyhow ) 12v fan/defroster is a joke not enough air to defog anything let alone defrost , rainex/fogex does nothing for me either and a 12v fan to circulate air helped a smidge but not near enough. there should be enough air from all the leaks to get some sort of circulation going but i have had 0 luck. so if i cant beat em i am going to join em today i contacted my dealer about a hardside curtis cab with heater and a deluxe overhead unit that has defog/defrost and a light and accessorie buttons and other things i also am getting a wiper for front and back. i know it is much much much more than an original cab but i wont be selling the tractor till she coughs blood and i only use it for snow removal and gardening and other summer tasks around the homestead i have ten acres here and i mow with a 72in zero turn that is a beast so no mowing involved. well i am feeling much better now after my little tangent rant and will continue loving my 2305, i know others may disagree and im not trying to start arguments but the original cab is prolly good for some but just not me . i mean if your not enjoying your seat time than you gotta do what you gotta do to make it fun again. thanks for your time.


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You could fab a heater like I have in my cab. Here's a post that covers it (3&4):

http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=52500

The unit is a small radiator with a small 12V Rotron fan. The fabrication is crude but it works.
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Old 01-05-2010, 10:38 AM   post #58 of 66
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Yes, the Original cab does let in some blowing snow, but not even close to what you would get covered with in the open. And for the price difference between the Original and the Curtis, it is well worth the money. If I lived in an area like castiman I would certainly get a Curtis cab, nice and tight with built-in heater, but for the average snowfall climate the Original cab is fine. There are many reasons the windshield might fog over inside. I have had absolutely no issues with fogging or freezing and the amount of blown snow entering the cab is negligable. My little Buddy Heater does a great job keeping me warm. All in all you will get what you pay for. If you want a perfect climate inside, and can justify the extra cost, then by all means go for the Curtis.
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Old 01-05-2010, 01:21 PM   post #59 of 66
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So what are you going to do with the Original Cab? slkpk
im 8 hours west of you slpk bring your truck and disassembly skills and ill make you a helluva deal!!!!
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also like the jodale-perry cab but cant seem to find a distributor in my area , seems to give more room and heater is up top.
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