Operating the Engine
USING THE ARCTIC STARTER
The arctic starter is a fuel fired coolant heater located
between the engine and the rear counterweight. The
exhaust pipe comes out the bottom of the heater box and
can be accessed by removing the lower bottom cover at
the rear of the vehicle.
CAUTION: Prevent possibility of fire by keeping
the area around the arctic starter exhaust pipe
clean and free of debris. The exhaust pipe
outlet must be directed away from electrical
wiring, hydraulic hoses, fuel lines, and cold
weather starting aid lines.
Prevent asphyxiation. Exhaust fumes from
operating the arctic starter can cause sickness
or death. Never operate in an enclosed area or
building unless there is adequate ventilation to
expel the exhaust fumes.
The arctic starter must be used when the engine has
been off for at least eight hours at ambient temperatures
below -32°C (-25°F) and is recommended at temperatures
below -23°C (-10°F). Ignite the arctic starter and allow to
run for 45 minutes. Then shut the arctic starter OFF and
start the engine. (See Starting The Engine in this manual.)
NOTE: The arctic starter may not ignite at ambient
temperatures below -40°C (-40°F).
The arctic starter does not preheat any oils. All
oils must be of the proper viscosity depending
upon the ambient air temperature. (See Fuels And