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by Lavoy
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 440 ICD trans oil drain and egine oil.
Replies: 6
Views: 81

Re: 440 ICD trans oil drain and egine oil.

I would drain every oil on it, this is very often overlooked by previous owners, and is a prime source or mechanical failure. This is one of the first things I do on any piece of equipment I buy.
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by Lavoy
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Quite the Blow
Replies: 16
Views: 306

Re: Quite the Blow

Maybe it's corny, maybe not, but many, many years ago I had a customer with cancer. If memory serves, they told him he wouldn't make it. He spent a great deal of time working on or restoring his crawler. Long project I imagine with loss strength or stamina due to treatment. Ultimately he proved them...
by Lavoy
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 450C float question
Replies: 8
Views: 164

Re: 450C float question

FLoat can be defeated if desired, usually you remove parts, but possible just changing orientation is an alternative too.
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by Lavoy
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 440 ICD trans oil drain and egine oil.
Replies: 6
Views: 81

Re: 440 ICD trans oil drain and egine oil.

Trans drain is on the side of the case, reverser is on the bottom of the case.
Sometimes you will find the Delo 100 in 30wt, but still the only oil to run other than the equivalent oil in another brand, but can't remember what their names are now, and not a lot of them out there.
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by Lavoy
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: # 60 blades
Replies: 11
Views: 277

Re: # 60 blades

Regular bit will work fine. You have to get to AR before it really starts to drill hard. Turn slow, use coolant of some sort.
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by Lavoy
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Quite the Blow
Replies: 16
Views: 306

Re: Quite the Blow

Easy for me to say, but fight it, and everyone here wishes you the best and keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
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by Lavoy
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 1975 JD 450B no steer and value?
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: 1975 JD 450B no steer and value?

I'm a lot less versed on the 450's, but doubt there is a cooler pump, it is just flow from the main trans pump. Trans should be to the full mark regardless of steering issue, but don't think that is it.
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by Lavoy
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Model 831 loader on 440IC
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: Model 831 loader on 440IC

Light heat, not enough to vaporize and cause the oil to explode.
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by Lavoy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: John Deere 420 C 1958 dash color
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: John Deere 420 C 1958 dash color

No problem.
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by Lavoy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 1975 JD 450B no steer and value?
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: 1975 JD 450B no steer and value?

I would say $4-5K in the undercarriage, another $2k in steering clutches and related aspects, then whatever else you find for incidentals and surprises. BUT, you would have an awful nice crawler when done.
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by Lavoy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: John Deere 420 C 1958 dash color
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: John Deere 420 C 1958 dash color

Dash casting is same color as crawler, dash panel itself is black.
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by Lavoy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: # 60 blades
Replies: 11
Views: 277

Re: # 60 blades

When you make the new main push arms, see if you can step up a grade in the steel. If you could get them flame cut out of some grade 50, that would be the ticket.
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by Lavoy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 450C float question
Replies: 8
Views: 164

Re: 450C float question

The float portion is part of the valve itself, and the locking part of it is at the end of the spool. Couple different ways it might be done, but most have a couple of small "jaws" that grab the end of the spool and hold it in float. They can be removed if someone does not want it to lock in float, ...
by Lavoy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: # 60 blades
Replies: 11
Views: 277

Re: # 60 blades

Really an MC60 blade can be completely reproduced fairly easily, I actually looked into it years ago, just didn't think there was enough market to bother. Most of the parts are easy to copy, so that really helps on any repairs.
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by Lavoy
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: # 60 blades
Replies: 11
Views: 277

Re: # 60 blades

The lift linkage holes may have already had bushings, can't remember for sure.
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