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Any Input?

Discussion in 'Pro-Tech Sno Pushers' started by Mid-Ohio Scaper, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. Mid-Ohio Scaper

    Mid-Ohio Scaper Senior Member
    Messages: 610

    This is my first year owning or using a push box...... Seems pretty self explanatory. Is there anything important I should know?

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  2. Protech Inc.

    Protech Inc. Senior Member
    Messages: 210

  3. Spool it up

    Spool it up Senior Member
    Messages: 912

    do you have an enclosure,heat or tracks for that unit ? I have a buddy that uses a power diverter hooked to a hair dryer for warmth.
    Nice piece , Try not to bury yourself , have fun and best of luck.
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2012
  4. Mid-Ohio Scaper

    Mid-Ohio Scaper Senior Member
    Messages: 610

    Thank you! I'll check these out!

    I'm thinking of picking up one of these enclosures.. http://www.ebay.com/itm/330821411483?_trksid=p5197.c0.m619
    Know anything about them??
     
  5. Mid-Ohio Scaper

    Mid-Ohio Scaper Senior Member
    Messages: 610

    please delete this post
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2012
  6. mnglocker

    mnglocker Senior Member
    Messages: 923

    With no wiper on the door, no dice, also $1000 for a $80 piece of lexan and $70 in hardware seems steep, even with the free $20 fart strength heater.

    You can build your own enclosure the whole way around for about $400, add a heater for about $120 that uses the machines cooling system (13-15k btu), and probably get a wiper setup for another $100.
     
  7. Mid-Ohio Scaper

    Mid-Ohio Scaper Senior Member
    Messages: 610

    Do you have a pic of the enclosure you speak of building?
     
  8. mnglocker

    mnglocker Senior Member
    Messages: 923

    Just pick up lexan panels from HomeDepot, get some cold rolled steel tube, round stock and flat stock to build your hinges, a couple rolls of weather striping and get creative with the latch. Use 1/4" bolts with fender washers to secure the lexan to the ROPS cage. For the heater just get a Napa aux. heater. Find a place to mount it and plumb it in with a generic heater contol valve.

    I did this on my 753 and it gets close to 80*F in the cab.
     
  9. Mid-Ohio Scaper

    Mid-Ohio Scaper Senior Member
    Messages: 610

    What about the wiper? What do you recommend?
     
  10. mnglocker

    mnglocker Senior Member
    Messages: 923

    Either find a bobcat graveyard, or you need to find a servo style wiper motor out of a car. (think single blade rear window).
     
  11. Mid-Ohio Scaper

    Mid-Ohio Scaper Senior Member
    Messages: 610

    My 8' Protech box works like a champ!!!! With the amount of snow we've seen here in Ohio it's already paid itself off. payuppayupThumbs Up