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by Stan Disbrow
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Alternator or Generator
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: Alternator or Generator

Hi,

I'm into keeping a 6v system at 6v, unless one changes the starter over as well. 6v is positive gnd, 12v is negative gnd.

Note that Lavoy has the 12v stuff including starters. And, the 6v stuff as well.

Stan
by Stan Disbrow
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 350B dozer no power
Replies: 8
Views: 209

Re: 350B dozer no power

Hi, Ah, I'm sorry to have also been Miss Debbie Downer. The 350B is a bit different from the 420c when it comes to steering clutch parts, but the design remains the same. Along with the tendency to just let go and quit driving the track. This explains why my 'new' crawler is a 350C with the hydrauli...
by Stan Disbrow
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: Family Photo
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Family Photo

Hi, I put this in another thread where, it occurs to me, many might not read and so see it. So, here it is. A family photo! http://jdcrawlers.lcent.com:8000/johndeere/albums/userpics/10011/_DR30450.jpg Two two-cylinders, two three-cylinders (diesel). In year-made order. What's missing is the garden ...
by Stan Disbrow
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: My 1st Crawler - 440
Replies: 41
Views: 15923

Re: My 1st Crawler - 440

Hi,

Skinned knuckles? When working on a crawler? I have never heard of such a thing! These things come apart with easy ease! (if you use enough dynamite, that is!)

:P

Really great news, though. That the thing is back together. Not the knuckles. :)

Stan
by Stan Disbrow
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 350B dozer no power
Replies: 8
Views: 209

Re: 350B dozer no power

Hi,

Sounds like the steering clutch pack has failed. I had that happen once on my 420. It went all at once with a screeching noise. New fiber discs were all it needed. They just got to be too thin.

Stan
by Stan Disbrow
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Yay! For Accu-Link Belts!
Replies: 5
Views: 803

Re: Yay! For Accu-Link Belts!

Hi, And, again! My 2005 x495 diesel garden tractor get an Accu-Link belt for the water pump and alternator. This is saving me a bunch of effort to replace it. The engine in in this backwards. The water pump to the rear and the flywheel forward. They send power from the center of the crankshaft pulle...
by Stan Disbrow
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Late Model vs Early Model
Replies: 10
Views: 271

Re: Late Model vs Early Model

Hi, Back to the Late v Early part. Here is my family. One crawler and one wheel tractor from the same families, or eras if you prefer. Two cylinder gas and three cylinder diesel. Everyone in their work clothes, dirt here and there, unwashed. Just like they should be. The M still has the hillers on f...
by Stan Disbrow
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Late Model vs Early Model
Replies: 10
Views: 271

Re: Late Model vs Early Model

Hi, The last I went looking for a new truck was the summer of 1997. I had sold the place in NY and bought the place in NC (with the small house and the big race shop) and had enough dough left over for a brandy new Legends Car, an enclosed trailer and a new truck. So, I looked at all of the offering...
by Stan Disbrow
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Late Model vs Early Model
Replies: 10
Views: 271

Re: Late Model vs Early Model

Hi, Well, if you wanna be correct, Dodge called my 99 a Quad Cab. But, while it has four doors, the thing is pretty short and cramped in the back. Now, that is what I wanted back in 2016 when I bought it. Actually, I was looking for a 95-97 Ford F250 super cab with another 7.3 Power Stroke with a hi...
by Stan Disbrow
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Late Model vs Early Model
Replies: 10
Views: 271

Re: Late Model vs Early Model

Hi, Oh, and when I head into the woods, I prefer the 420 even tho the 350 has the ROPS. The 420 gets between the trees better as it is smaller. Where I grew up (on the 420, Dad got it when I was 5), Dad made all the woods roads on the mountains with the 420. When he retired and sold the machine shop...
by Stan Disbrow
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Late Model vs Early Model
Replies: 10
Views: 271

Re: Late Model vs Early Model

Hi, Yes. Bat both ways. Sometimes even on the same day. I do that with the matching early and late wheel tractors, too! :) Well, we had some rain, and I needed to wait for that to yank these overgrown boxwoods out right next to the house. I used the 420 rather than the 350 as it floated on the wet l...
by Stan Disbrow
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Late Model vs Early Model
Replies: 10
Views: 271

Re: Late Model vs Early Model

Hi, I gots both. :) They sit right next to each other. http://jdcrawlers.lcent.com:8000/johndeere/albums/userpics/10011/IMG_20180504_182936.jpg And, Some Early were yellow. And Deere would paint anything Early any color you wanted. And, I have seen Green Late ones. Such as JD350 Straight with PTO an...
by Stan Disbrow
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: lubricating my undercarriage on my 40C
Replies: 9
Views: 302

Re: lubricating my undercarriage on my 40C

Hi,

Lavoy has the low pressure guns. The JD Ag dealer has the Corn Head Grease you need to use. Buy many tubes as you likely will need to put a lot in.

Whoops! Never mind! OP has the earlier rollers! Read on:

Stan
by Stan Disbrow
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: JD Parts Guy In VT
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: JD Parts Guy In VT

Hi,

I sent Mark an email pointing him in this direction.

Stan
by Stan Disbrow
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Diagnose the problem??
Replies: 12
Views: 421

Re: Diagnose the problem??

Hi, Yes, that screen gets a lot of folks. IIRC, it is one of those things not in the 420 service manual, but in the M one. They wrote those sequentially, of course, but expected a service shop to have all the earlier ones. So, some info is not repeated in later manuals. I have the M, 40, 420 and 440...