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by Stan Disbrow
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: how to paint a crawler
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: how to paint a crawler

Hi, The factory painted it all. Chains and pads, too. Probably by dipping in a tank. The main machine was painted by running the entire thing into a pit of paint prior to putting the final bits (gauges, seat, tin, etc) on. Yup. They plugged the holes and submerged the thing. What is interesting, is ...
by Stan Disbrow
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Nice knowing you-all!
Replies: 18
Views: 355

Re: Nice knowing you-all!

Hi, The Lillington stream gauge says 8.6 feet this morning. The high was 21 feet and flood stage is 14 feet. So, we ought to have drained off the flooded area at our place. I will wander down there this morning and see what is up. Or, more correctly, down. And, take some pics. I have one from the hi...
by Stan Disbrow
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: I believe im stuck inbetween reverser gears?
Replies: 15
Views: 2599

Re: I believe im stuck inbetween reverser gears?

Hi,

Well, this thread resurrected and I wound up thinking someone had a reverser where the lever would not snap into forward or reverse or both and also would not adjust.

These things work well as long as one comes to a full stop before working the lever.

Stan
by Stan Disbrow
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: I believe im stuck inbetween reverser gears?
Replies: 15
Views: 2599

Re: I believe im stuck inbetween reverser gears?

Hi, Stuck in between? Won't stay in? I bet the ears on the clutch plates are bent. And, that comes from not being completely stopped when the lever is moved. The major bug-a-boo with differential reversers. One the parts 440, if you don't see the bung plugs or the shifter cover, it is the center fra...
by Stan Disbrow
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Need to pull the transmission JD350C
Replies: 10
Views: 345

Re: Need to pull the transmission JD350C

Hi,

So, you leave all three pieces assembled when you pull one?

Stan
by Stan Disbrow
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Need to pull the transmission JD350C
Replies: 10
Views: 345

Re: Need to pull the transmission JD350C

Hi,

If you need to remove the trans from the machine, both finals have to come off as they are bolted to the trans.

Stan
by Stan Disbrow
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Nice knowing you-all!
Replies: 18
Views: 355

Re: Nice knowing you-all!

Hi, Now down to 19.7 feet. Took a trip into town and the water is about 3 feet below the bottom of the cross beams of the lower of the two bridges. Also took a rowboat into the flood. Both fishing cabin roofs and the pavilion roof are all that are above water. At least they are all still there. And,...
by Stan Disbrow
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Nice knowing you-all!
Replies: 18
Views: 355

Re: Nice knowing you-all!

Hi, The peak occurred at 21 feet in the middle of the night. It has dropped back to 20 feet now. So, I would say that Florence is finally over here. It'll be a while before I can slip and slide in the mud down there and see what else there is to worry about. This is when I miss my old Army Jeep. Tha...
by Stan Disbrow
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: JD 350C TRANNY QUESTION
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: JD 350C TRANNY QUESTION

Hi, Good point. I should have said it myself because I was sitting here thinking that we can't trust the C designation. Which is why I tossed in the part where it might not have a reverser. The older series of Deere crawlers, based on wheel tractors, used the letter C to denote a crawler. Beginning ...
by Stan Disbrow
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: JD 350C TRANNY QUESTION
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: JD 350C TRANNY QUESTION

Hi, The output shaft of the reverser and the input shaft of the trans have external splines while the coupler has internal splines. The coupler is made from softer material as it is intended to strip out before the more costly shafts are damaged. But that theory doesn't always hold true when the bol...
by Stan Disbrow
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Nice knowing you-all!
Replies: 18
Views: 355

Re: Nice knowing you-all!

Hi, Right now, the river is at 20.5 feet at the Lillington USGS stream gauge. That is a foot higher than Matthew. And continuing to rise. We just had a big old T-storm. So, more water. I bet the water level is up to the gate we have where the road drops off down to the bottom come morning. I took a ...
by Stan Disbrow
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Nice knowing you-all!
Replies: 18
Views: 355

Re: Nice knowing you-all!

Hi, It has gone. Total rainfall was 9.3" right here. As I say, we were on the edge of it. Heard from a fellow gourd grower near Jacksonville, NC and their river has flooded them out. The first floor of their house is submerged. Our river is rising. It was at its' top yesterday at Noon. We got 2" mor...
by Stan Disbrow
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Nice knowing you-all!
Replies: 18
Views: 355

Re: Nice knowing you-all!

Hi, The end may be in sight. Total rainfall here: 6.5". But we are North and West of the thing. The further South and East you go, the worse it gets. Just walked down to the river. It is at its normal high line. It will flood, but I expect maybe 15 feet. We are 100 feet up here on the farm. Down nea...
by Stan Disbrow
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Hydraulic Oil and Trans Oil change
Replies: 11
Views: 211

Re: Hydraulic Oil and Trans Oil change

Hi, These have separate hydraulics and trans. The hydraulic tank is on the right hand side. IIRC, the filler cap and sight glass is on the back side of the 550 and 555. The drain will be under the tank, and above the track. The trans drain will be on the bottom of the trans case, towards the rear. T...
by Stan Disbrow
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Nice knowing you-all!
Replies: 18
Views: 355

Re: Nice knowing you-all!

Hi, Winds about 50 now. Rain bands heavier and more frequent. Power crapped about 4:30. Won't see that for a week, I suppose. We are at the end of a 13 mile branch and about as low a priority as one can get. A few months back, in clear weather, I reported a limb getting into the line and bouncing th...