Originally Posted by tiltrider1
They say nothing runs like a Deere, well nothing starts like a Cat.
I used to run a Cat 977 track loader. In the midwest winters, I would hit the glow plugs for 60 seconds, wait another 60 seconds and repeat. I'd then crank the engine with throttle closed for a few seconds and then crack the throttle. At first, just vaporized fuel out of the stack, and then an occasional hit, then a few more and eventually it would catch.
For the first 15 mins or so, it would hardly move with cold transmission, but eventually it would warm up and you could then move normally.
Upon starting, it would take the turbo a minute or two before it started spinning.