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by Stan Disbrow
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Missing voltage regulator on my JD 450C
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: Missing voltage regulator on my JD 450C

Hi,

Yes, it is quite common to install an alternator with integrated regulator when the old one with external regulator quits.

Stan
by Stan Disbrow
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 440 Track Adjusters Hydraulic vs Screw type
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: 440 Track Adjusters Hydraulic vs Screw type

Hi,

Manual ones require a lot more time to adjust. And, crawling under the machine to get to the inner ones. Also keeping track of how much you move each one as you need to do both inner and outer the same. Hydraulic ones are just pump from a grease gun.

Stan
by Stan Disbrow
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Here comes another Hurricane
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Here comes another Hurricane

Hi, Here in Lillington, which is 30 miles South of Raleigh, Florence didn't wind us at all. It didn't even flood us here more than usual. The Cape Fear river was four feet lower than Matthew. Eight feet lower than Fran. But, six miles downstream where the Upper and Lower River feed the Cape Fear, it...
by Stan Disbrow
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Here comes another Hurricane
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Here comes another Hurricane

Hi, We ought to be at the edge of it here. Not another runs us over like last year. This one has a lot more wind. The last one was pretty calm but stalled and flooded everyone. Well, we shall see. Ought to be outta here by this time tomorrow. And, I gots me two crawler dozers so I ought to be able t...
by Stan Disbrow
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: New 450B purchase, worth it?
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: New 450B purchase, worth it?

Hi,

Backhoes run off the crawler hydraulic pump. Hoe crawlers have different plumbing than non-hoe crawlers. The main lines pass out the back to the hoe and then to the blade/bucket controls. If you remove the hoe, you have to attach a jumper line across the hoe connections on the crawler.

Stan
by Stan Disbrow
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Did all 350s have a Rops
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: Did all 350s have a Rops

Hi, At the start, none had ROPS. Then, they became an option. By the end, they all had ROPS. This doesn't follow the sub letters, and I don't know the years when the changes occurred. I can tell you that my 68 Straight did not have one, and my 78 C does. So, somewhere during that 10 year stretch ROP...
by Stan Disbrow
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: JD 450 crawler won't stay running
Replies: 22
Views: 571

Re: JD 450 crawler on't stay running

Hi, There is a vent line. Runs from *under* the tank up thru the fuel, to the top just under the cap. Likes to get plugged by bugs. I have some pics I took, of the whole 'what was there in the beginning'. Stuff usually Gone Over Time. I never did put those on the new pic server, so they do no one an...
by Stan Disbrow
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: JD 420C Track Project
Replies: 37
Views: 18917

Re: JD 420C Track Project

Hi,

Too small for a Deere, the ones I have seen. Some would fit a Terratrac, though.

Stan
by Stan Disbrow
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Re: 450c frame and purchase questions. Brought it home
Replies: 13
Views: 397

Re: 450c frame and purchase questions

Hi, Both my current and previous 350s had an outside mount blade. The part I like best about them is being able to work on a ditch with the tracks up on the road surface. This, as opposed to an inside mount blade where one track is down in the ditch and the machine weight then running on the roller ...
by Stan Disbrow
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: JD 420C Track Project
Replies: 37
Views: 18917

Re: JD 420C Track Project

Hi,

And, to put the cost in perspective, new 350 tracks are $4300 for non-name brand. And, you still need to buy two ring sprockets and deal with the cutting and welding part. But, then they are steel and you get to keep the rock guards.

Stan
by Stan Disbrow
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Needing a new air compressor
Replies: 9
Views: 459

Re: Needing a new air compressor

Hi, That HF compressor is fine if you don't use it much. My application (automatic screenprinting press) uses a compressor all day long. The original was an iron unit, and lasted 18 years. But, eventually it wore out a bearing. I needed to fix it right away, so I drove to a local HF and bought one o...
by Stan Disbrow
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 450 PTO control/engagement lever - where is it?
Replies: 25
Views: 848

Re: 450 PTO control/engagement lever - where is it?

Hi, As already noted, PTO and winch drive shafts are quite different. There is no in/out lever for a winch drive. From the factory anyway. It is possible to swap PTO and winch shafts so I have sometimes seen an in/out lever with a winch shaft. But, if you don't have an in/out lever with a winch, tha...
by Stan Disbrow
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: John Deere 350b reverse problems
Replies: 28
Views: 913

Re: John Deere 350b reverse problems

Hi, A 350 gets a reverse gear in the trans when (a) the machine is not equipped with a reverser, (b) when equipped with a PTO, (c) when equipped with a winch drive. When equipped with a reverser, and nothing sticking out the back, no reverse gear is in the transmission. Unless someone paid extra for...
by Stan Disbrow
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: root rake for jd 450 C
Replies: 15
Views: 5873

Re: root rake for jd 450 C

Hi,

A root rake is an attachment to the blade. A ripper goes on the back and is a lot heavier.

Here is a ripper for a 450 which has been on eBay for a while now:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/John-Deere-450 ... SwcBRbr8AI

Stan
by Stan Disbrow
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: 26 Hr 350C
Replies: 12
Views: 1614

Re: 26 Hr 350C

Hi, Yeah. Original price was $40k. So, a small discount. I looked, and this doesn't show up in his Completed Listings, but they only go back 30 days. So he might have had a fish on the hook who wriggled off. ;) Link to current auction for anyone interested at this point: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Joh...