heater for my Thomas 153

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bobbyg

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any advice on what i should do for heat in my cab?...i see some units on ebay and on skidsteersolutions.com i just wanted to do some research first... any opinions?...the local Thomas dealer is no help, so i will need to find a heater and someone to install it... thanks...bg
 

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You should be able to get a heater from any radiator shop. Just plumb it into your by-pass hose on the engine and your set!.
The other way to to buy one from say bobcat, but i'm sure it will be costly and run your coolant hoses from the heater core to your engine. The heater basically replaces your by-pass hose. There was details on this somewhere in here, it was for a bobcat but essentially its the same on any machine or car for that matter.
 

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I have 1995 7753 bobcat with a heater, thats not enough, I use the small propane heater that attaches to the small propane bottles, it comes with alittle stand, put it between my legs and crack the windows, thats more heat than you will need,
 

T245Rich

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Thomas is up and running now. You could see how long for 1 from them. There parts situation should be getting better now.
 

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Thomas is up and running now. You could see how long for 1 from them. There parts situation should be getting better now.
Hi Guys. The side of the pump adapter front plate for the hydrostatic motor has a threaded 1/2 inch for a hose fitting that goes directly to the reservore is strpped there is just a few threads left in the rear .Does anyone know if it can be machine to except a larger fitting Thanks
 

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Hi Guys. The side of the pump adapter front plate for the hydrostatic motor has a threaded 1/2 inch for a hose fitting that goes directly to the reservore is strpped there is just a few threads left in the rear .Does anyone know if it can be machine to except a larger fitting Thanks
I guess it can be re-threaded to take a larger size. If it just goes to the reserve tank, there won't be any real pressure on the connector. I'd try using teflon thread tape first to see if it ill take up well enough to stop the leak.
 

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I guess it can be re-threaded to take a larger size. If it just goes to the reserve tank, there won't be any real pressure on the connector. I'd try using teflon thread tape first to see if it ill take up well enough to stop the leak.
Tazza Thank you for your lightning responce!.The threads are as smoth as a babies ass.It so bad that it doesen't axcept a 1/2 fitting anymore. The last owner just ingnored it and let it leak . That shit drive me nuts! I just hope there's a nuf meat on the bone to tap a new thread . i le t you know how it goes .Thanks again !
 

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Tazza Thank you for your lightning responce!.The threads are as smoth as a babies ass.It so bad that it doesen't axcept a 1/2 fitting anymore. The last owner just ingnored it and let it leak . That shit drive me nuts! I just hope there's a nuf meat on the bone to tap a new thread . i le t you know how it goes .Thanks again !
No worries.
Leaks like that bug me too, i rather a leak free machine too. I don't like oil stains on my concrete where the machine sleeps. But no matter what, you always seem to get some.
I don't know what sort of tank it has, but be careful if it is a metal thread in a plastic tank. The insert can spin when tapping if you aren't careful and use a really sharp tap.
Good luck!
 

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No worries.
Leaks like that bug me too, i rather a leak free machine too. I don't like oil stains on my concrete where the machine sleeps. But no matter what, you always seem to get some.
I don't know what sort of tank it has, but be careful if it is a metal thread in a plastic tank. The insert can spin when tapping if you aren't careful and use a really sharp tap.
Good luck!
Tazza i was able to rethread it with a 1/2 pipe thread tap, that is quite a difference in size of that of a machine threads tap ! maybe 2 time i ever used a tap. anyway the only problem was the tap wasn't able to to run the whole length.because of the way the tap flares so in the beginning of the threaded hole there was no threads after tapping , I just had to use a 1/2 pipe thread and worked it back and forth a few times. so far so good Thanks for the heads up!
 

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Tazza i was able to rethread it with a 1/2 pipe thread tap, that is quite a difference in size of that of a machine threads tap ! maybe 2 time i ever used a tap. anyway the only problem was the tap wasn't able to to run the whole length.because of the way the tap flares so in the beginning of the threaded hole there was no threads after tapping , I just had to use a 1/2 pipe thread and worked it back and forth a few times. so far so good Thanks for the heads up!
Excellent news, if it leaks later on, put a little sealant on the threads and you should be good.
 
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