Winter grille covers are available as an accessory for Select Series X300 and X500 Tractors.
Note: No longer recommended for model year 2014 and newer tractors
Faster engine warm-up and higher winter operating temperature
Prevents the engine carburetor from "icing-up" while blowing or blading snow, or
during similar applications, when operating in certain cold weather conditions
Elastic straps make installation and removal quick and easy
*The winter grille cover is recommended only for air-cooled tractors; use of the winter grille cover on a
liquid-cooled tractor may cause the engine to overheat, which will cause the PTO to disengage.
Note: To avoid engine damage, the winter grille cover must be removed when outside temperature reaches 40 degrees F (4 degrees C) or higher.
The purpose of the winter grille cover is to seal the side vents on the hood; they need to be blocked completely. The cover must be aligned properly to accomplish this. If the sides are not sealed, carburetor icing may still be a problem.Symptoms of carburetor icing:
While blowing snow in freezing temperatures, the engine gradually loses power, emits black smoke from exhaust, misses, stalls, and/or fouls spark plugs
If tractor is left outside in freezing temperatures after blowing snow, choke may not move when trying to start engine
Engine will start after sitting outside in freezing temperatures, but runs poorly and lacks power; black smoke may be emitted through the exhaust