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by Stan Disbrow
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 450c frame and purchase questions
Replies: 9
Views: 104

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: 36
Views: 18554

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: 334

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: 20
Views: 449

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: 18
Views: 443

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: 5664

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: 1506

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...
by Stan Disbrow
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Just bought a MC. Oh dear.
Replies: 7
Views: 411

Re: Just bought a MC. Oh dear.

Hi, The M manual shows details on servicing starters and generators. I am not sure if all that is in the M manual is in the MC manual or not. I never had an MC or the manual for it. Deere has a tendency to write manuals for servicing dealers and expects you to have a whole set sometimes. The MC manu...
by Stan Disbrow
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Transmission - What do you think is going on here ....
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: Transmission - What do you think is going on here ....

Hi, Well, since I can't see the photo, I am going to guess. Maybe it is Reverse that is meant to be blocked. If you have a reverser, it is common to have reverse blocked on the trans shift gate 'tower'. Running a reverser in reverse and the trans in reverse is Bad News for the reverser. So, it was c...
by Stan Disbrow
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 3325 winch
Replies: 13
Views: 448

Re: 3325 winch

Hi, When it comes to Deere service manuals, keep in mind these were meant for service shop use. That means they tended to stick a lot of info in the first manual for a series they don't repeat in subsequent "letter update" manuals. As a service shop, you are expected to have all the manuals for all ...
by Stan Disbrow
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Grease recommendations?
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Re: Grease recommendations?

Hi, There used to be greases based on metal soaps other than the current only-thing-you-can-find Lithium. These from hi-tech lubricant-only refineries such as Kendall. I mean the Kendall up in Bradford, PA not the Chinese-owned name-brand you see on the shelves today. Soaps such as Barium, Calcium, ...
by Stan Disbrow
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 440 reverser adjustment
Replies: 4
Views: 593

Re: 440 reverser adjustment

Hi,

That pretty much describes any working on a crawler with a loader! :P

Stan
by Stan Disbrow
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 1959 440 ICD - How to get it running?
Replies: 14
Views: 1315

Re: 1959 440 ICD - How to get it running?

Hi, I always have a 1/8" aluminum plate handy to stick over the air intake of any diesel that hasn't run in a while, or just overhauled. Plate is large enough to cover and keep my hands away. Had to use it a couple times, too. Of course one needs to have the intake open and flat so the plate will su...
by Stan Disbrow
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: thinking newer truck
Replies: 40
Views: 7964

Re: thinking newer truck

Hi,

Excellent. In the Ford F250 world, HD gets full floating, SD gets semi floating. I found that out the hard way back in the 80s. ;)

Stan
by Stan Disbrow
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: thinking newer truck
Replies: 40
Views: 7964

Re: thinking newer truck

Hi,

If there is a hub-like piece with a circle of bolts sticking out of the center of the rear wheel, that is the drive axle flange bolted to the end of the full floating wheel hub where the outer roller bearing is.

If there is no piece like that sticking out, then it is a semi floating axle.

Stan