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I live in Northeast Tn winter temps here in the Mtns can dip often into the single digits of a night in winter time with day time temps only climbing to high 20s or low 30s. What type of cold weather start mechanism would work best for still being able to start my JD 3150 tractor. Its a 6cyl diesel engine, and im needing a very reliable way to fire this tractor in cold winter mornings. any advise would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
 

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Welcome to the forum bsrfarms97. This is the lawn and garden tractor forum, you might want to post this in the Big Boys forum.
 

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I would use a block heater. I have them on all my diesels and they start real easy in winter, even blow zero.
 

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Get a block heater it heats the coolant . I installed one on a 2940 got it from the J D dealer it came with everything needed to install it. You can find them at any tractor dealer or good parts store. If it is not too cold you can plug it in for an hour or two before you need it or leave it pluged in all night.
 

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There is also a heater made that you put into your radiator hose which heats the coolant and keeps the engine warm enough for a good start in cold weather.
 

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I live in Northeast Tn winter temps here in the Mtns can dip often into the single digits of a night in winter time with day time temps only climbing to high 20s or low 30s. What type of cold weather start mechanism would work best for still being able to start my JD 3150 tractor. Its a 6cyl diesel engine, and im needing a very reliable way to fire this tractor in cold winter mornings. any advise would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Go with a block heater, not too hard to install, and will be your best friend.
 

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Even with questionable compression, my 3020 diesel starts easily with
a 30 min. to 1 hour use of a 1000 watt block (coolant) heater. Temps here are to -20 deg.
 
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