1991 John Deere lx178 - Is this a water pump?

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So I just inherited a 1991 John Deere LX178 and need help identifying what the red thing is between the hoses? It has wires that are not connected and I need to figure out where those wires need to connect to tractor, but I don't know if that is a water pump or what?

Appreciate your help in advance.

John
 

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Coolant heater?????? That would be my guess.
 
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Coolant heater?????? That would be my guess.
Here are some more pictures...could be a coolant heater? Why though? If so can it just be removed?
 

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   / 1991 John Deere lx178 - Is this a water pump? #4  
Yes...that is unless you live someplace really cold and use the tractor thru the winter and it needs some heat to start. If removing I would replace hose end to end with new appropriately sized hose clamps
 
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It is a Kat's lower radiator hose coolant heater. On the end of the bare wires would normally have a electrical plug to plug into a outlet for winter starting.

 
 
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