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by hydrogeo
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Lavoy's Little Shop O' Deeres
Topic: Rebuilt starters and starter parts question for the group
Replies: 11
Views: 169

Re: Rebuilt starters and starter parts question for the group

Lavoy wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:36 pm
No, I have replacement LED bulbs to go in the original bulb type lights, and should be the same as your repro lights use.
Lavoy
What would the cost be for the LED bulbs?
by hydrogeo
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Lavoy's Little Shop O' Deeres
Topic: Rebuilt starters and starter parts question for the group
Replies: 11
Views: 169

Re: Rebuilt starters and starter parts question for the group

Lavoy, do you have 6v LED lights or just the bulbs? My 40c didn't come with lights, so I'm just running the cheap 6V reproduction lights that I don't believe have replaceable bulbs. If they are full lights what is the pricing?
by hydrogeo
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Lavoy's Little Shop O' Deeres
Topic: Rebuilt starters and starter parts question for the group
Replies: 11
Views: 169

Re: Rebuilt starters and starter parts question for the group

I use my 40c a fair bit at night in the winter plowing and dragging trails. I would love to do a true 12v conversion so I could run some LED lights. I've looked high and low for 6V LEDs but they don't seem to exist. Plus it would be nice to eliminate the oddball 6V battery from the fleet (good 6V ba...
by hydrogeo
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: JD 420C Track Project
Replies: 37
Views: 19483

Re: JD 420C Track Project

I often wonder if you couldn't adapt a set of tracks off an air-track drill. I see old ones pop up for sale every now and then and they have small undercarriages.
by hydrogeo
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: JD 420C Track Project
Replies: 37
Views: 19483

Re: JD 420C Track Project

I have a Kubota mini excavator with rubber tracks and I do not like them. They tend to stretch and pop off at the worst times (no rock guards on the excavator), and they cut pretty easily in the woods. The worst part is they are downright scary in the winter. Luckily I only use the excavator for cut...
by hydrogeo
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: So What Happens To the Tooling?
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: So What Happens To the Tooling?

Makes sense. In this day and age, at least all the new stuff is saved for posterity in digital files that truly do have almost zero storage cost. And now it's easy to scan an old part and create a file, so hopefully things will only continue to get easier for us fans of the obsolete to keep our stuf...
by hydrogeo
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: So What Happens To the Tooling?
Replies: 4
Views: 352

So What Happens To the Tooling?

Always wondered what happens when an equipment manufacturer like Deere ceases production on a model. Take the 420C, are the casting molds and tooling still sitting on a rack in some giant warehouse someplace with an inch of dust on them, or do they do a spare parts production run and then scrap ever...
by hydrogeo
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: 450 Refurb
Replies: 9
Views: 590

Re: 450 Refurb

Sweet boring head for your mill. Mine came with a bunch of tooling, but I would love one of those along with a rotary table.
by hydrogeo
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Needing a new air compressor
Replies: 9
Views: 626

Re: Needing a new air compressor

I've done some screen printing, and totally agree that the HF unit is not up to that kind of duty cycle. We had a big industrial Quincy screw-type unit to power three M&R Challenger presses and a couple single color clam shells. That compressor ran for 2 shifts 5 days a week and one on Saturday for ...
by hydrogeo
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Needing a new air compressor
Replies: 9
Views: 626

Re: Needing a new air compressor

IR is not the company it used to be. I had an ancient 5hp Kellogg American, and when the pump died I figured I'd risk $175 and try one of the Harbor Freight pumps https://www.harborfreight.com/145-psi-5-hp-twin-cylinder-air-compressor-pump-67698.html. Still going strong 5 years later, and 15 cfm at ...
by hydrogeo
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Truck shopping, a shock to the system.
Replies: 7
Views: 799

Re: Truck shopping, a shock to the system.

Trucks have become so expensive it's stupid. 8 years ago I bought a nice used Tundra with 120k on it for $10,000. That truck lasted me 6 years and then I got a company truck so I sold it. The cost of ownership was reasonable. This spring I decided I needed a full size truck to pull my equipment trai...
by hydrogeo
Tue May 28, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: What is the most useless tool you ever bought?
Replies: 4
Views: 1182

Re: What is the most useless tool you ever bought?

On the Dremel, the little abrasive wheels are useless. I have a Craftsman Dremel knock off, and was ready to chuck it. On a whim I bought a small carbide cutter for it and that was a game changer. I have used that thing more times than I can count, to the point where the motor is starting to go.
by hydrogeo
Tue May 28, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: What is the most useless tool you ever bought?
Replies: 4
Views: 1182

Re: What is the most useless tool you ever bought?

Porta power is by far my worst tool investment. I got it thinking it would be one of those tools that I'd find all kinds of ways to use it. However, in 10 years I've used it maybe twice, and both times it was arguably more trouble than it was worth. I think it would be a heck of a lot handier if I h...
by hydrogeo
Thu May 02, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Commercial zero turn mowers
Replies: 6
Views: 1333

Re: Commercial zero turn mowers

My brother had a Husqvarna from a big box store that gave him nothing but trouble. A couple years ago my 30 year old JD rider bit the dust so I went to a local mower shop that sells Hustler commercial equipment. The shop owner said that a few of his low budget landscapers customers run models from t...
by hydrogeo
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: foley belsaw mill
Replies: 4
Views: 911

Re: foley belsaw mill

Honestly cheapest route might be to source a dedicated power plant. I bet you could find an 80's vintage 2wd Chevy truck with a 305 or 350 mated to an SM465 manual trans, or an S-10 with a 4.3 v6 and a manual (I have one of those in my rock crawler buggy, great little motor that is completely bullet...