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by Lavoy
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Heating Your Home
Replies: 7
Views: 93

Re: Heating Your Home

When I was in high school, they told us then there was 1000 years of coal under ND alone at current rates of consumption. Never toured the mines here, but if you are within 5 miles of one, you can see the booms of the draglines above the horizon.
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by Lavoy
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Heating Your Home
Replies: 7
Views: 93

Re: Heating Your Home

I am fortunate here, when we built in 97-98, natural gas was just coming in the area. Our rates are cheap enough that nothing else is even in the ballpark other than coal because we have cheap coal too. But, coal is not a good fit for me, so gas it is. Propane fluctuates quite a bit here, but if you...
by Lavoy
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: Stan's JD 420c
Replies: 25
Views: 16077

Re: Stan's JD 420c

The way my luck works, frequently! :D
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by Lavoy
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 350 B Track
Replies: 23
Views: 578

Re: 350 B Track

They would need to sit in water for a couple days minimum, week is probably better. If you can drive it around in the water, that is even better once they have loosened up.
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by Lavoy
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Woman steals Bulldozer and Crashes into Building
Replies: 11
Views: 670

Re: Woman steals Bulldozer and Crashes into Building

Drugs were involved, surprise, surprise!
At least it does say front end loader in the article.
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by Lavoy
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 440 reverser
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: 440 reverser

Run HyGard or equivalent only.
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by Lavoy
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Early and Late 440 Final Drive Housing Interchangeability
Replies: 19
Views: 2592

Re: Early and Late 440 Final Drive Housing Interchangeability

Late trans does not necessarily mean late housing, it could have either. Depends on serial number, late trans started at 448, late final started at about 456.
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by Lavoy
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 450 straight transmission
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: 450 straight transmission

While the later trans might bolt in, there would be a lot of other incidentals that would have to go in at the same time would think. Especially when going from a gear drive to an HLR. Direct bolt in and go, I highly doubt.
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by Lavoy
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 350 b reverser leak
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Re: 350 b reverser leak

Check cooling system if it has a radiator cooler for the reverser.
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by Lavoy
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Cost to replace steering clutches 350B?
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: Cost to replace steering clutches 350B?

Changing brake bands adds very little labor, so the cost differential to me is high, brake bands are $220/each so that is only $440. That being said, $2200 parts and labor does not seem bad to me.
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by Lavoy
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 40C Transmission Stuck
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Re: 40C Transmission Stuck

You have a bad bearing some place. If it is the bearing inside of the cluster stuck, oil will not get rid of the rust even if it breaks free. You will still have the rust there, and when it piles up and jams the needle bearings in there, the failure will be spectacular.
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by Lavoy
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Soon to restart on my 420C
Replies: 10
Views: 478

Re: Soon to restart on my 420C

Tracks were never yellow other than industrial yellow crawlers. You see a lot of yellow and black on restorations, but are not correct.
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by Lavoy
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Soon to restart on my 420C
Replies: 10
Views: 478

Re: Soon to restart on my 420C

Tracks are green, track frames, sprockets, and front idlers are yellow, so you still have some use for it.
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by Lavoy
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Soon to restart on my 420C
Replies: 10
Views: 478

Re: Soon to restart on my 420C

Yes it would.
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by Lavoy
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: How crazy an idea is...
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: How crazy an idea is...

Pretty sure he was talking about a master pin press, not a track press. Master pins will come out with a hammer or big air hammer, so 10 tons or less and some heat will do it easily. Repinning and bushing a 450 will be 40 tons and up. Then you have to build the saddle and pin and bushing receivers a...