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by hydrogeo
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Diagnose the problem??
Replies: 12
Views: 1970

Re: Diagnose the problem??

As others have said, sounds like a dirty carb. It doesn't take much gunk to cause an issue.
by hydrogeo
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 6 volt battery for JD 440IC
Replies: 7
Views: 1772

Re: 6 volt battery for JD 440IC

I've had a Deka for 5 years and it's been great. Before that I made the mistake of getting an inexpensive one from Tractor Supply and it lasted a year. The original battery hold down on my 40c was missing so I made one up with a piece of angle iron and some threaded rod. The previous owner just had ...
by hydrogeo
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Logging Arch for my 40c?
Replies: 8
Views: 2066

Re: Logging Arch for my 40c?

I did some rummaging and found the old roller fairlead from my rock crawler winch (I switched to synthetic rope on that which uses a hawse fairlead, the rope is incredible for recovery winches). It will work great for the side rollers but It will need a more stout bottom. I don't have any old track ...
by hydrogeo
Thu May 28, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Logging Arch for my 40c?
Replies: 8
Views: 2066

Re: Logging Arch for my 40c?

OK, thanks for the input. I was a little concerned about a wheel arch being cumbersome in the woods, but it seems like by far the best approach. I have an old trailer axle with some good sized wheels and a bunch of steel in the scrap pile, so I'm going to try to put one together. The hardest part wi...
by hydrogeo
Wed May 27, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Logging Arch for my 40c?
Replies: 8
Views: 2066

Logging Arch for my 40c?

I have a 40c that appears to have come from the factory or dealer with a Carco C-3 winch. I have not run across another one of these. I primarily use the crawler to skid firewood. It really works great, as it's small enough to get around my wood lot without making a huge mess. The one issue is that ...
by hydrogeo
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 420 6 volt starter
Replies: 4
Views: 1100

Re: 420 6 volt starter

Or you could be like one of the previous owners of my 40c and just torch a hole in both sides of the toolbox big enough to slip the starter through :roll: .
by hydrogeo
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Greasable Blade Pins Worth the Effort?
Replies: 1
Views: 732

Greasable Blade Pins Worth the Effort?

I am in the process of swapping out the beat up blade assembly on my 40c for a nice 62 blade. The blade I'm swapping in looks like it had very little use, and there is virtually no pin or bushing wear. There is probably 3/8" of play in the lower bushings, and 1/4"in the cylinder lift bushings of the...
by hydrogeo
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Which is better 40c 0r 420c final drive housing
Replies: 9
Views: 1478

Re: Which is better 40c 0r 420c final drive housing

My 4 roller 40c has two different final drive housings on it, one is heavily gusseted and one isn't. I would assume the one with the gussets is a later model 420 that was swapped in. In comparing the two the gusseted one looks much more stout.
by hydrogeo
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Slight Cutting Edge Update
Replies: 3
Views: 994

Re: Slight Cutting Edge Update

Sounds like a great fit. The month-ish of mandatory vacation we are all getting came at an inconvenient time, but hopefully it will all be over soon enough and we can all get back to normal living. Maybe it will even make us all appreciate what we have a little more too.
by hydrogeo
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: komatsu pc10-6 mini excavator
Replies: 10
Views: 1803

Re: komatsu pc10-6 mini excavator

Yes, avoid any grey market machine at all costs. I believe parts are somewhat better for the grey Hitachis vs. Grey market Kubotas and Cats are a nightmare from what I understand. They are often odd colors and have funky split booms as opposed to pivoting booms. My father had a grey market Hitachi E...
by hydrogeo
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: komatsu pc10-6 mini excavator
Replies: 10
Views: 1803

Re: komatsu pc10-6 mini excavator

Be very careful if it's a grey market machine. Parts for those can sometimes be tricky to get as you can't get any parts from domestic dealers. My mini is fantastic for working around the yard, and general small digging jobs. I use it a lot to pick up and move things, and it's amazing how much it wi...
by hydrogeo
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 450C near death accident
Replies: 26
Views: 7608

Re: 450C near death accident

Thanks for posting that. While all equipment is dangerous, the old iron is far worse. My 06 Kubota mini ex has a FOPS cab and control locks where it automatically de-energizes all the hydraulics when you pull the lock level. My 40c obviously has none of that. The worst of the 40 is the winch. I have...
by hydrogeo
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Steam Boilers
Replies: 5
Views: 1484

Re: Steam Boilers

My good friend's dad was a union boiler operator in Jersey for several decades. He made six figures and retired in his 60s with a full pension. After sitting around for a bit he started operating again as a per diem operator and made pretty close to what he was making full time on top of his pension...
by hydrogeo
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Book Update
Replies: 3
Views: 1309

Re: Book Update

I'd suggest making sure you copyright it before releasing anything.
by hydrogeo
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: What would you like to operate?
Replies: 10
Views: 2790

Re: What would you like to operate?

As long as it was somewhere warm:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lnPnUpe9jw