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heater question for skid steer

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by 129, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. 129

    129 Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    I just recently purchased a ASV RC-30 with a open cab. Looking at the prices the dealer is asking for a cab, I'm looking into enclosing the cab myself. My question is with a heater. Do I hook up a heater through the cooling system, or do I use a electric heater? Any ideas out there would be of great help:confused:
  2. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    you can do either. on my bobcat i'm going to install the factory heat by plugging into the coolant lines. alot ( not all) of the electric heaters i understand are not enough to do an effective job of heating and defrosting that's why i opted for factory heat, kind of pricey @ 1500.00 though,
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  3. heather lawn spray

    heather lawn spray PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,206

    Definitely through the coolant system, after market from auto supply shops. Be prepared to get creative with soldering and 5/8"coolant lines. a small fan on the heater is a must. Plumb it so it can go directly from the engine through the heater before getting to the rad, and build in a bypass to shut the flow off to the heater and allow it to flow directly to the rad, for summer use.
  4. 129

    129 Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    skid steer heater

    Thanks for the tips! I'll look into a after market heater. I'll post a quick note when its done! Thanks again:salute: