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after market skid steer heater

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by thesnowman269, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. thesnowman269

    thesnowman269 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    Ive been looking at buying an older skid steer this spring as one with a factory cab and heat is just too far out of the budget. I would like to install a heater and make a cab enclosure for colder weather conditions. So I am wondering if anyone has any experience with a heater core type after market heater where you plumb coolant lines up to the cab. How well do they work? If they work at all? Attached is a link to the type of aftermarket heater I am talking of.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/271138493800?ul_noapp=true&chn=ps&lpid=82
     
  2. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    I have their 12,500btu in that cube version and I like it a lot. Our skid didn't have a factory cab so I made the side windows out of lexan and bought an aftermarket door with wiper and put the heater in. Last year we were hauling snow in -20 and while it wasn't warm enough for short sleeves I was warm enough with a set of under armour's on with light ski type pants and just a hoodie. It wasn't much cooler than a friends CAT with factory heat.
     
  3. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,972

    They are not bad. Maradyne is a brand that a lot of companies use
     
  4. chad1234

    chad1234 Junior Member
    from 48348
    Messages: 25

    X2 maradyne heater . Search my12voltstore
     
  5. rjigto4oje

    rjigto4oje PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,294

    I bought a cab elclosher from Northern tool. I think it cost me 250 ish . Then I made a door out of angle iron,weld it together and took it to the local glass shop and had the put temperd glass in it.
    And made a heater box out of sheet metal, got a heater core from the parts store and a blower motor from the junk yard. I got the idra from you tube. Search go green pmon youtube
     
  6. thesnowman269

    thesnowman269 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    This is what I plan on doing. I just wanted to make sure my plan was worth attempting before I went through with it. I just need something around the shop to help move things around and do a few projects here and there as well as move some snow if ever need be.