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by Stan Disbrow
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: Stan's JD 420c
Replies: 25
Views: 16068

Re: Stan's JD 420c

Hi, Well, for me, what is better is that the 350c paint is no longer as shiny as it is in those shots. Meaning, there is a nice layer of dirt and dust on it. ;) I was going to take that simple blade extension on top off shortly after it was delivered - and paint the blade and the lower part of the f...
by Stan Disbrow
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Moved Into Our Tiny House
Replies: 19
Views: 224

Re: Moved Into Our Tiny House

Hi, All right! Sounds like a Grand Plan to me. :) My uncle had a portable sawmill. Of course he did, this being the same uncle who had the equipment dealerships. We would borrow it at times to make our own building materials. Handy thing, that. ;) When I first came to live in NC, it was a temp job (...
by Stan Disbrow
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Nice knowing you-all!
Replies: 22
Views: 577

Re: Nice knowing you-all!

Hi, We were ok right around here, and probably will be again. We spent a couple weekends hauling critter food by pickup down Jacksonville way. They, hopefully, won't have a repeat. Flo was slow and dumped a lot of extra rain. Mike is expected to be moving Northeast and fast. And, in the end, headed ...
by Stan Disbrow
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 440 reverser
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: 440 reverser

Hi, I should be a tad more clear. When I say hydraulic oil, I mean the modern transmission, gear and hydrauilc oil. Of which, Hygard is a brand name of John Deere. There are equivalents from other brands, some of which are of a higher viscosity than Deere's offering. The higher viscosity oils tend t...
by Stan Disbrow
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 440 reverser
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: 440 reverser

Hi,

I would not use ATF. I use regular tractor hyd fluid, which is as close as we get to Type A these days. I find HyGard makes them rather noisy as it is thinner.

Stan
by Stan Disbrow
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: how to paint a crawler
Replies: 13
Views: 427

Re: how to paint a crawler

Hi, Ag paint goes on just fine with no primer at all. Just wire brush off the rust, wash and dry, and paint. I have done many a machine that way. The paint stays on as long as it did from the factory. I painted my 1950 M that way in 1988 and it is all still where I brushed it on. ;) BTW, anyone see ...
by Stan Disbrow
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 350 b reverser leak
Replies: 9
Views: 271

Re: 350 b reverser leak

Hi, Hydraulics are separate on a 350. Tank on the RH of the seat, pump out in front of the engine. Reverser has its own pump on the input shaft. Reverser housing is the tank. The oil goes to a cooling line in the radiator, so that might have been it. Or, past the seals into the bell housing or back ...
by Stan Disbrow
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 350 b reverser leak
Replies: 9
Views: 271

Re: 350 b reverser leak

Hi,

Only other place I can think of for it to go is into the bell housing. There is a weep hole on the bottom IIRC, but often times it gets plugged up.

Stan
by Stan Disbrow
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 350 b reverser leak
Replies: 9
Views: 271

Re: 350 b reverser leak

Hi, Yes, he also has a good place to look. I thought of that, but would expect oil out of the reverser and into the cooling jacket to push fluid out of the radiator overflow. The pressure inside the reverser is much greater than the radiator cap could hold back. And, then you'd have that mix all ove...
by Stan Disbrow
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: 2010 wheel tractor ....
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Re: 2010 wheel tractor ....

Hi, No head? How did it run at all then? Oh. Wait. Not *that* head! :P Well, I got all of one Drive It Home story. Six miles. Ran without a hitch then, and for the next 10 years, after which I sold it. Not much of a story for this gang, but that is all I have! ;) Now the story of the 1950 JD M, whic...
by Stan Disbrow
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 350 b reverser leak
Replies: 9
Views: 271

Re: 350 b reverser leak

Hi,

Well, it must be running into the transmission....

Stan
by Stan Disbrow
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Soon to restart on my 420C
Replies: 10
Views: 474

Re: Soon to restart on my 420C

Hi, I was thinking 'track frames', but I see where I said only 'tracks'. I actually have no idea what they might have painted the tracks on the 40 or early 420. I know the Lindeman and MC were green. Later, they were yellow. But did that occur with the stripe? I have no idea. In the end, just a litt...
by Stan Disbrow
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Soon to restart on my 420C
Replies: 10
Views: 474

Re: Soon to restart on my 420C

Hi,

Sheet metal is all green. No yellow stripe. The tracks are yellow, as were the wheels on the early 420 tractors.

Stan
by Stan Disbrow
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Scared newbie - should I just sell it? How much?
Replies: 8
Views: 426

Re: Scared newbie - should I just sell it? How much?

Hi, And, just to toss a wrench into the works, some straight 350s and 350Bs have no reverser. It was an option to begin with. It wasn't until the 350C that a machine had to have a reverser. The reverser oil pump pressurizes the wet steering clutches. No pressure, no drive, so it became a stock item ...
by Stan Disbrow
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: JD450 Surging and Mouse Turds?
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: JD450 Surging and Mouse Turds?

Hi, There is a ring inside the injector pump made out of a plastic called Pellethane. It deteriorates and comes apart in small pieces which resemble mouse turds. This, in turn blocks the fuel return line to the tank. This, in turn, blocks the fuel flow thru the pump and so it won't inject enough fue...