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PostSubject: Re: Cooling fan ???   Cooling fan ??? Icon_minitimeJanuary 24th 2014, 11:13 am

what do you plan to put it on?
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PostSubject: Re: Cooling fan ???   Cooling fan ??? Icon_minitimeJanuary 24th 2014, 11:34 am

craftsmancole wrote:
what do you plan to put it on?

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PostSubject: Re: Cooling fan ???   Cooling fan ??? Icon_minitimeJanuary 24th 2014, 11:36 am

Why? Looks? Because it's totally unnecessary if your engine is working properly.
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PostSubject: Re: Cooling fan ???   Cooling fan ??? Icon_minitimeJanuary 24th 2014, 11:38 am

alright, since we're in Florida you have to make sure you turn it off when you go in deep water
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PostSubject: Re: Cooling fan ???   Cooling fan ??? Icon_minitimeJanuary 24th 2014, 11:44 am

ok Guys ill admit its ... for the looks it looks nice. but.. i do plan on putting a motorcycle radio now that is really useful lol
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PostSubject: Re: Cooling fan ???   Cooling fan ??? Icon_minitimeJanuary 24th 2014, 11:46 am

I want to put a radio on my mower but I'd drown it so I'd have to get a water proofed one
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PostSubject: Re: Cooling fan ???   Cooling fan ??? Icon_minitimeJanuary 24th 2014, 11:50 am

craftsmancole wrote:
I want to put a radio on my mower but I'd drown it so I'd have to get a water proofed one
get the moto ones one ebay dude their water proof
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PostSubject: Re: Cooling fan ???   Cooling fan ??? Icon_minitimeJanuary 24th 2014, 12:02 pm

Marine radio. Really. What could be more water-friendly... LOL. Seriously though... Why make it HARDER to hear the sweet sound of the engine? lol! 
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PostSubject: Re: Cooling fan ???   Cooling fan ??? Icon_minitimeJanuary 24th 2014, 12:28 pm

I've got a Sony marine stereo on my Harley. Works great. I'm always cranking tunes on the Harley.
But somehow I just can't imagine music on my tractor. I guess it would be nice after reaching a destination and pulling over and having tunes and a couple adult beverages lol! But I don't listen to music on the trail. I think I like the sound of the machinery better somehow.
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PostSubject: Re: Cooling fan ???   Cooling fan ??? Icon_minitimeJanuary 24th 2014, 12:29 pm

With that much ventilation I dont think you really need one. Maybe if you had an enclosed engine bay it would be more practical. Id search around junkyards and scrapped cars for radiator fans if its just for looks.


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PostSubject: Re: Cooling fan ???   Cooling fan ??? Icon_minitimeJanuary 24th 2014, 12:33 pm

Great suggestion Doug! cheers  I actually made time in my schedule for tomorrow to go to the transfer station and scrounge for metal stuff. Sometimes I fall into the trap of buying new, but we all should remind eachother regularly how much great stuff people throw away and how much great stuff can be found in junkyards too!

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PostSubject: Re: Cooling fan ???   Cooling fan ??? Icon_minitimeJanuary 24th 2014, 1:11 pm

Like t dub said Stopping on trail play some tunes you know ? and yeah im sure here at Southern Tractor where i work theres gotta be some fan lying around lol
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PostSubject: Re: Cooling fan ???   Cooling fan ??? Icon_minitimeJanuary 24th 2014, 2:08 pm

Those so called Marine Stereo's are only splash proof, unless you mount it in box. Cause mostly they are open in the back.

I know the Fusion Marine Stereo has a cast 100% waterproof case tho.

And thos fan's are cool  Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Cooling fan ???   Cooling fan ??? Icon_minitimeJanuary 24th 2014, 2:19 pm

We always made out radios easy to remove in 30 seconds or so. That way we could just pop them out. We didn't care about the speakers because we have alot of them. Most of the time a little water wont hurt the speaker unless you have cheap cardboard ones.
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PostSubject: Radio and Fans   Cooling fan ??? Icon_minitimeFebruary 11th 2014, 6:43 pm

I have used fans in the past because of the work I was doing with the mower. Slow moving and working hard. Like fencing and pulling a heavy trailer through some tough going. Just extra insurance on a hot day and working hard. In the same conditions, having a radio to listen to is nice. I have made them removable, as someone else mentioned. I plan on installing one on my upcoming build. I use my mowers for fun and work. So, I try and think of both when I build them. A radio is a must have for me, simply because of how much I am on it. Quick disconnect for trail riding.
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PostSubject: Re: Cooling fan ???   Cooling fan ??? Icon_minitimeFebruary 11th 2014, 9:51 pm

^ now thats a sig I can get behind lol (red green the first mower messerupper) also think a cooling fan would be neat in water lol all the bubbles and stuff
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PostSubject: Re: Cooling fan ???   Cooling fan ??? Icon_minitimeFebruary 12th 2014, 8:16 am

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^ now thats a sig I can get behind lol (red green the first mower messerupper) also think a cooling fan would be neat in water lol all the bubbles and stuff
DAngit moose i started crackin up here in the office when i read the water and bubbles thing you killed me moose now evryone is staring at me  lol! 
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PostSubject: Re: Cooling fan ???   Cooling fan ??? Icon_minitimeFebruary 12th 2014, 10:12 am

youd hit a mud pit and itd be like a giant fartbox or something just bubblin away :p
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PostSubject: Re: Cooling fan ???   Cooling fan ??? Icon_minitimeFebruary 12th 2014, 10:32 am

I think a cooling fan is more of a bother than a benefit.  As long as the engine compartment is allowed fresh air, the flywheel cooling fan will do it's job.  These motors are so low performance that they will run in any weather and heat without a problem.  They are made to do heavy work in stationary settings such as log splitters and generators.  Just allow fresh air to them and you're all set.  YMMV IMHO etc... Laughing Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Cooling fan ???   Cooling fan ??? Icon_minitimeFebruary 12th 2014, 10:39 am

Hahah those bubbles killed me this morning lol
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PostSubject: Re: Cooling fan ???   Cooling fan ??? Icon_minitimeFebruary 12th 2014, 10:43 am

Death bubbler!
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