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by Al Swearengen
Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: John Deere 450c steering clutch adjustment
Replies: 10
Views: 347

Re: John Deere 450c steering clutch adjustment

Martin0804 wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:08 am
There will be a hose that goes from the steering spool to the clutch itself. Mine had a giant hole in it.
And yet it still performed well when cold? (When the machine is cold it’s running great. About an hour into pushing dirt, and I’m loosing power on my right hand track.)
by Al Swearengen
Fri May 15, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: JD450C third head gasket This is getting old
Replies: 159
Views: 30215

Re: JD450C third head gasket This is getting old

Absolutely gorgeous! What a wonderful job you completed!
by Al Swearengen
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 450C near death accident
Replies: 29
Views: 8598

Re: 450C near death accident

Stuff happens real quick at times. We live way off grid, so it's always in my mind to be extra, extra careful. We had a lot of bark beetle killed Ponderosa pines to take out, so we were cabling for dozer tension and cutting. We were really ripping along...almost as if we were in competition pace. Sh...
by Al Swearengen
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: JD450C third head gasket This is getting old
Replies: 159
Views: 30215

Re: JD450C third head gasket This is getting old

oldmetalmender wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:24 am
I can see the end of this project coming.
Just had to comment on the beautiful resto on the crawler. My friend does complete restos on pre-war Rolls-Royce autos...7 firsts at Pebble Beach...I could see you doing that...and making the big bucks!
by Al Swearengen
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Snow-Cut Pads for my '99 450G
Replies: 12
Views: 4874

Re: Snow-Cut Pads for my '99 450G

Trek Brand. We have been using it for 15+ years. Rails held up great on our widepad 350’s. Never had any issues with their rollers or sprockets. Well that was a great lead for me! Thank you! While they didn't have pads with the holes cut, the company sent them out for me for plasma cutting then shi...
by Al Swearengen
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Snow-Cut Pads for my '99 450G
Replies: 12
Views: 4874

Re: Snow-Cut Pads for my '99 450G

JWB Contracting wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:27 am
Trek Brand. We have been using it for 15+ years. Rails held up great on our widepad 350’s. Never had any issues with their rollers or sprockets.
Thanks for your feedback. That agrees with everything I have found also. I'll be ordering a set tomorrow!
by Al Swearengen
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Snow-Cut Pads for my '99 450G
Replies: 12
Views: 4874

Re: Snow-Cut Pads for my '99 450G

Jim B wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:39 am
I've heard the name and seen some ads but can't say I have knowingly seen their product. Will they give you any references that are using their undercarriage components you could contact?
Good idea...been researching what I can find, seems they all rate about the same.
by Al Swearengen
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Snow-Cut Pads for my '99 450G
Replies: 12
Views: 4874

Re: Snow-Cut Pads for my '99 450G

TREK brand undercarriage products any good? Finally got a quote, but never heard of that brand...warranty for 3 yr/4000 hr.
by Al Swearengen
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Snow-Cut Pads for my '99 450G
Replies: 12
Views: 4874

Re: Snow-Cut Pads for my '99 450G

Thank you so much for your help!
by Al Swearengen
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Snow-Cut Pads for my '99 450G
Replies: 12
Views: 4874

Re: Snow-Cut Pads for my '99 450G

Thank you for the part number! The local dealer (PAPE) had no clue...called them Friday, said they would research and get back to me. Looks like I can now help him with your help! I chose Berco SALT for my rails, never called them...maybe should try. https://www.greenpartstore.com/John-Deere-Open-Ce...
by Al Swearengen
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Snow-Cut Pads for my '99 450G
Replies: 12
Views: 4874

Re: Snow-Cut Pads for my '99 450G

Well I can't source them anywhere. Any idea what a ballpark figure would be to have my pads regroused at a shop...and wondering if they would also be set up to cut the hole?
by Al Swearengen
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Snow-Cut Pads for my '99 450G
Replies: 12
Views: 4874

Snow-Cut Pads for my '99 450G

Any leads on best price/availability? This damn popping is now more than I can tolerate after this big storm (SALT rails, new sprockets installed about 200 hours ago---didn't have enough $$ to swap out the pads then).
by Al Swearengen
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Value time
Replies: 7
Views: 2203

Re: Value time

I was very happy to find my 1999 450G (6-way, ROPS, Sweeps, 5 gang ripper, brush rake) w/ 3000 hours for $18K. It had original sprockets and rails, so I did spend some $$$ on new SALT rails and sprockets. I'd watched the price go down incrementally from $35K to $25K...took $20K with me, but caught t...
by Al Swearengen
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Snow Pads (pads with cut-outs)...1999 450G
Replies: 1
Views: 1004

Snow Pads (pads with cut-outs)...1999 450G

That chain/sprocket BANG drives me nuts...anyone got a best-price on new pads with cut-outs? My pads are worn anyways, and not too keen on rebuilding my old ones. Thanks!
by Al Swearengen
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 450-B Steering clutches swelled up?
Replies: 8
Views: 3410

Re: 450-B Steering clutches swelled up?

vaulter wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:13 pm
I wonder how many supposedly rusted tight clutches were actually swelled tight.
Congrats on your repair! What caused the swelling---water, oil? Wondering how that will affect the integrity of the clutch material?