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Cab Heaters

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Racer28s, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. Racer28s

    Racer28s Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    What is the best and most econimical cab heater for a skid steer, we made a enclosed cab now need an aftermarket heater.

  2. Big Dog D

    Big Dog D PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,134

  3. Brad3403

    Brad3403 Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 392

    A candle.
  4. Maxamillion67

    Maxamillion67 Member
    Messages: 44

  5. MDSP

    MDSP Member
    Messages: 91

  6. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    check Northern Tool
  7. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,797

    Has anyone heard of a 12v strictly electric heater for a skiddy. I had a guy tell me that there is somthing called a Quartz Heater for a skiddy.

    I have a 863 with the oil cooled dutez motor and the options for heaters are limited that allow for oil to be the heating source.

    I don't feel like breaking the bank on a heater.
  8. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation Senior Member
    Messages: 413

    I use to have old toyota landcruisers the fj40 , they had a second heater in the back with its own fan built in , its been on a shelf for 15 years I am installing it in a 751 this weekend
  9. bighornjd

    bighornjd Senior Member
    Messages: 249

    Summit racing! They have several options of sizes and styles to mount in tight spots. These are like the ebay units posted above that use engine coolant in a fan-coil unit but you get more options than just a box in case you have a skid with limited space like me and don't have room for the box type. i think they are cheaper too. I ordered mine and had it a day and a half later on my doorstep. looks like good quality but I can't give much of a review since I haven't had time to install it. But definately check out their website. I was pleasantly surprised with what they had and their prices. Good luck.
  10. Italiano67

    Italiano67 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    I have a 863 Bobcat also and I installed a heater from a junk Gehl skid steer with a Deutz engine. Alot of those box heaters will work with oil instead of antifreeze. The electric heaters arent worth a thing in my opinion. I mounted the heater on the left side of the seat shoulder heighth. Works good.
  11. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    Last edited: Nov 6, 2010
  12. bike5200

    bike5200 Senior Member
    from Ky
    Messages: 437

  13. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    We just put one in ours, it was a Marauder....."Ma" something. they are out of Cleveland. Its a 8500btu that hooks up to your heater hoses, bla, bla, bla and is very toasty. We had to install it between your legs/feet area. Google cab heaters.
  14. viper881

    viper881 Senior Member
    Messages: 477

    If you want to put it to the test send one to michigan also. Just need to keep the windows from fogging up
  15. jgoetter1

    jgoetter1 Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    Ha Ha picture that