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Offline Puffergas

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Re: snow dawg
« Reply #20 on: November 27, 2017, 06:49:20 pm »
Here is a custom built sled.

https://m.facebook.com/BestTracksled/?refid=13

Looks like people also home make them.
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Offline Stephen Alford

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Re: snow dawg
« Reply #21 on: November 28, 2017, 07:23:45 am »
Well got a callback from Parts For Trucks...1800 plus freight plus taxes plus15% HST  for the smaller espar ,,,the larger programable Webasto 4300 plus freight and taxes  not installed.  Ouch ... that being the case " On wit da EXTRA HOOPLA"...look away Mr. Chevy...look  away my friend    :D :D :D
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Re: snow dawg
« Reply #22 on: November 28, 2017, 08:35:52 am »
Well Stephan, KW here sells them for 1300 out the door, but check out Fairbanks craigslist, just search for webasto. He has them new for 700, rebuilt for 475 and iirc his add states he will ship anywhere. I am pretty sure his name is Dean, if that is him, I have dealt with him before and he is a good guy.

4300 is an unreal price, maybe for a different type unit, they make several different ones for different applications, boats, cab heat, etc.
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Re: snow dawg
« Reply #23 on: November 28, 2017, 08:37:55 am »
Although we are in the "great white north" and Mr. Alford is a bit farther north than me, I don't think we are talking about the same kind of cold as Alaska or Michigan, Around here on the coast 12 to 14 F would be very cold and only for a few nights a year so the time taken to preheat with a block heater is probably not as long, most days I can plug in the Case backhoe with a block heater for 20 minutes and it will start like a summer day.

However as I have not lived in PEI I could be totality wrong.

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Re: snow dawg
« Reply #24 on: November 28, 2017, 11:13:30 am »
 Our weather is pretty similar Hilltop, with wind chills being the heller.  The toughest thing about our weather is no one seems capable  of being able to predict it.   ;D  .   For the most part I am able to work from +30 to -20 C . Then it becomes a question of commonsense .   The ff has always been a place of learning and possibilities. I may have started with a snow dog but information and endorsements from starmac, chevy,barbender about the wabsotos are the real value in this thread. It may not be something for me but it will be of great help to others.  The real world solution for me will probably be this ramp i got for some cookie wood. Lifting the generator onto the truck was the challenge. However in the land of possibilities a snow dog could climb it... :laugh:

  
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Re: snow dawg
« Reply #25 on: November 28, 2017, 01:40:55 pm »
Hmm, we don't get much wind here  :D, The only thing between me and Nantucket is a barbwire fence and a couple of scrubby spruce trees.

Ramps are good, I even use ramps to put the hand mower on a pickup truck, my back thanks me.

Now if a person had a snowmobile track and a variable speed electric motor they could run their sled off the generator mounted on it just to move it around. Sorta joking.

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Re: snow dawg
« Reply #26 on: November 28, 2017, 05:26:47 pm »
I used to get $250 each for those uhaul ramps, with a waiting list. 

Chain that thing down buddy.

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Re: snow dawg
« Reply #27 on: November 28, 2017, 06:27:13 pm »
Ya, hilltop bettin that pic under your name was taken on a  "special day" however the word hilltop in and of itself would indicate a bit of a "blow". The Magdalines offer some protectionfor us, but there just a sandbar really.   :-\   You can tell when it is a cold day here..you often see a seagull trying to jump start another seagull by towin em with a french fry.   :D  You and puffergas should colaberate bet you would have drawings by dawn.   ;D

  I hear ya Mike, already had to put the camo to the ramp and that was just to hide it from my "wife".   :-X

 

 
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Re: snow dawg
« Reply #28 on: November 28, 2017, 07:45:46 pm »
Sounds like you need to shop around. I talked to the local truck shop and he can get an Espar with its own little fuel tank for less than 1200 bucks and have it to me in 3 days.

Now I'm as cheap as anybody but no way I would lift a generator in and out of a truck everyday and worry about having to "snow dawg" it into the job for 1200 bucks. Then having to worry if the generator has fuel, and is tuned up, and do I have the extension cord, and will it start, etc.




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Re: snow dawg
« Reply #29 on: November 29, 2017, 07:21:33 am »
  Just to be clear i think these heaters are a great idea and the way to go ... if I were younger and gear was newer.  The only thing I would have to get used to is my fear of fire.  Everything I run is totally disconnected when I leave.  I run four engines on a daily basis for about an hour minimum.  To install heaters i would have a 4 factor.  Otherwise the generator has to be board anyway. The rest of the gear is already there.  The tractor is 27 years old. The 7.3 is 22 years. The L10 cummins is 32 years and 453 D is 49 years old.  They are are all cogged with a combination of block,rad, and magnetic base electric heaters.   I don't cold start or use ether but that is just me.   I will be keeping an eye out for a better price for sure as you suggest or possible quality used .   The snowdog just caught my eye as having some potential and an interesting twist on some old tec.
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Re: snow dawg
« Reply #30 on: November 29, 2017, 10:23:58 am »
Smart man.  Wives arent nearly as considerate of a mans finances as a thief!   :D

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Re: snow dawg
« Reply #31 on: November 29, 2017, 08:18:28 pm »
 

 

It was a nice day at the Peggy's Cove light house near Halifax aprox 200 miles from my house. There is nothing but ocean between here and Dakar.

 

 

This is the Yarmouth Light which is around 6 miles from home, I am actually 3 miles from the Bay of Fundy, Being this close to the ocean can really make a difference in temperature, when I go to the camp which is 30 min drive in land it will usually be 5 to 10 degrees hotter in the summer and 5 to 10 degrees colder in the winter.

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Re: snow dawg
« Reply #32 on: December 01, 2017, 12:26:27 pm »
Here is a source of tracks, kind of expensive. But, it would add up to try to make a track from flat belt and install cross pieces.

https://www.sledtrack.com/snowmobile-service-tracks/
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Re: snow dawg
« Reply #33 on: December 01, 2017, 12:28:16 pm »
The link doesn't work, maybe this one.

https://www.sledtrack.com
Jeff
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Re: snow dawg
« Reply #34 on: December 01, 2017, 12:29:52 pm »
Oh well, search for sledtrack and then look for economical tracks.
Jeff
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