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by steamfitter99
Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Wood Pellets in a wood stove
Replies: 3
Views: 2773

Pellets

Paul, it is not really cheaper no, but a lot more convenient. I burn 1 1/2 bags a day when we are home and it heats the house nicely to 72 or so. Stove is centrally located and I have an open stairwell that lets the heat go upstairs, 2000 square foot house. I buy the pellets on sale at Menards. The ...
by steamfitter99
Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Wood Pellets in a wood stove
Replies: 3
Views: 2773

Wood Pellets in a wood stove

Anyone burning wood pellets in their woodstove? I have been for 2 years and was wondering if any else has been. Thanks, Tom.
by steamfitter99
Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Lavoy's Little Shop O' Deeres
Topic: for sale chicago
Replies: 1
Views: 1657

Crawler

That is 20 miles north of me hmm...
by steamfitter99
Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: reverser only works in reverse?
Replies: 30
Views: 12640

Reverser

The reverser is really a simple device quite ingenious. However the weakness was the tabs on the clutch disks getting sheared off. This was not only caused by shifting the reverser with out clutching but also by letting the pressure to engage the clutch pack to get too light and the clutch slip unti...
by steamfitter99
Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: Look what followed me home.
Replies: 17
Views: 10362

420 C

Lavoy, is the air cleaner an after market? The chrome oil gauge ups the price for sure. Nice find. How much are you asking? Tom
by steamfitter99
Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 440ICD sparks from exhaust
Replies: 5
Views: 2415

Soot

Unburned fuel that ends up as soot will come out as sparks, impressive at night for sure. Both of mine do it if they are left to idle for long periods. Tom
by steamfitter99
Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 440ICD crankcase capacity
Replies: 9
Views: 3965

Oil Pan

Bought a 440 in Wisconsin once kind of sight unseen. I drove up there in the winter to get it almost to Lake Superior. Loaded it and headed out terrible weather all the way home. I left it on the trailer for a month. Weather got nice and decided to change the oil. Reached under the pan and no oil pl...
by steamfitter99
Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: I found this John Deere Product History Chart on the JD site
Replies: 7
Views: 5420

Chart

I wonder why the 440 is not listed as a crawler loader? Tom
by steamfitter99
Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: 3 Alpines should make one for X country ski trail groomer
Replies: 16
Views: 13956

Don't they call them snow machines? That is cool, side by side tracks nice. Tom.
by steamfitter99
Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: traxcavator on e-bay
Replies: 13
Views: 6908

Crawler

Not saying that it is worth the money, but it is saying something when a 53 old piece of iron is still running. I would say it had its wheels ran off for most of its life. The loader is worn out and the tracks have been replaced and they are worn out too. Maybe saw service in a Township quarry. If t...
by steamfitter99
Mon May 14, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Calling all weldors
Replies: 36
Views: 14060

weld

7018 would be the preferred rod. I would use 3/32 around 80 - 90 amps to start. You will have to grind. I would bevel it at 35 to 45 degrees so you can get at least 1/3 of the depth welded. Multiple passes, stringers if you will. Let the ram cool after you make a full pass. If you can stick it in a ...
by steamfitter99
Sun May 13, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Calling all weldors
Replies: 36
Views: 14060

weld

Hey it looks like it broke at the old weld, did it? Tom
by steamfitter99
Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: The little 420C that followed me home.
Replies: 1
Views: 1986

Dozer

Wow, that looks like a D8 blade on a 420. Crawler looks pretty good. Tom.
by steamfitter99
Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: Lavoy's Little Shop O' Deeres
Topic: 1956 420c for trade
Replies: 13
Views: 9186

crawler for sale

I'm interested, but Maine is just a little too far. I have my eye on 2 in Wisconsin right now. I think it would be a good deal. Tom.
by steamfitter99
Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 2-420c s What are they worth?
Replies: 2
Views: 1966

crawlers

Hey, where are you located? Tom