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Needed a tractor to pull some firewood logs out of a frozen snowy pile yesterday so I started my rowcrop 30. Minus 11 Celsius or 12 Fahrenheit with a bit of a cold wind. All my tractors live outside, none have block heaters and the rowcrop hasn't been started since October. Rolled over a bit more than I would have expected but I might not have had the ignition switch in the right position the first while. Overall I thought it did well and another example of why an occasional user should own a gas tractor not a diesel.
 

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Wyatt,
That's cold for them to old tractors to start. Glad the row crop 30 fired up!
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Chris
 

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Chris I have almost always had good luck starting tractors in the winter. My International W4 had starter problems for a number of years but it started so well on the crank that I didn't bother fixing it. I was plowing snow with it at the time and it has been known to start with the crank at -15 F without too much trouble.
 

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Wyatt,
Your right I remember hand cranking the WD Allis Chalmers when the weather was cold and most of the time they started on a quarter turn.
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Chris
 
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