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Loader usage?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by 512high, Feb 1, 2016.

  1. 512high

    512high Senior Member
    Messages: 136

    Hi Everyone for New Hampshire, A year ago we were getting massive storms one after another, today they forecast about 56F for a high, I have a 2011 John Deere 244J loader, we use just for snow, during off season sits inside. My question is every month, snow or not i run the loader for about 30 minutes, road it for a mile or two, raise/curl bucket..then back to shop, battery tender etc.

    For those that use equipment like this/same(winter only) do you all do anything different?

  2. johnhenry1933

    johnhenry1933 Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    Just top off fluids including fuel. And, of course, checks of the hoses, wires, pins, zerks, etc.
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I would use it as a daily driver, Not like your going to get any funny looks from up there.
  4. 512high

    512high Senior Member
    Messages: 136

    LOL, well my city is the 2nd largest in the state...not that rural....with no snow..not a bad idea!
  5. jhenderson9196

    jhenderson9196 Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    As long as you bring it up to full operating temp I think you're doing the right thing.
  6. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    Put a remote start, you'll be fine
  7. 512high

    512high Senior Member
    Messages: 136

    Thanks guys for the responses..