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by notmeu
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Gearmatic 8a Winch/Controller Rebuild
Replies: 18
Views: 2536

Re: Gearmatic 8a Winch/Controller Rebuild

I had purchased a new aftermarket controller handle online that was listed to go in the latest controller it is the same shape and dimensions as the old controllers from back in the 1950’s.
by notmeu
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Gearmatic 8a Winch/Controller Rebuild
Replies: 18
Views: 2536

Re: Gearmatic 8a Winch/Controller Rebuild

The metal tubing that goes to the center of the right side cover it for the clutch. The metal tubing that goes to the upper part of the winch is the brake cylinder. Now I am going off of memory when I rebuilt mine a couple years ago but the winch can run with the right side cover off, not under any ...
by notmeu
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Gearmatic 8a Winch/Controller Rebuild
Replies: 18
Views: 2536

Re: Gearmatic 8a Winch/Controller Rebuild

If it was me I would at least remove the right side cover of the winch to see what the condition is of the clutch and brake bands look like along with the general condition of the internal parts.
by notmeu
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 6 way conversion questions
Replies: 10
Views: 693

Re: 6 way conversion questions

Yes Paul I agree. I did contact Lavoy about getting setup to post pictures. If only there was a way to get those photobucket pictures back without spending a fortune....
by notmeu
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: birthday
Replies: 16
Views: 914

Re: birthday

Happy Birthday Ralph!🙂
by notmeu
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Hydraulic line 420
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Re: Hydraulic line 420

I purchased seamless steel tubing of the same size and wall thickness and bend it to fit. It’s out there, I just do not remember where I had purchased it. Maybe McMaster.com
by notmeu
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 6 way conversion questions
Replies: 10
Views: 693

Re: 6 way conversion questions

I considered using a hitch ball for my 6 way conversion. But I was afraid of too much blade movement while pushing dirt. Is there anyway for you to post a photo of your blade?
by notmeu
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: hydraulics
Replies: 8
Views: 891

Re: hydraulics

Do you have a ballast resistor on the coil? They are usually 3 ohms if my memory is accurate
by notmeu
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: hydraulics
Replies: 8
Views: 891

Re: hydraulics

This is not the exact one that I used but very similar https://www.surpluscenter.com/Featured-Items/12-24-Volt-DC-13-2-GPM-SAE-8-Solenoid-Operated-Double-Selector-Valve-9-8602.axd There is a tap that shows how it is plumbed into the hydraulics. Being that you have 6volts is a problem. I’m sure there...
by notmeu
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: hydraulics
Replies: 8
Views: 891

Re: hydraulics

I installed a thumb on my Terramite T7 loader bucket. I installed hydraulic quick disconnect couplings to reduce the flow down to 3-4 gallons per minute which works out perfect. I also installed a electrical diverted valve plumbed into the loader curl cylinder, that way I did not have to purchase a ...
by notmeu
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: concept of track wear
Replies: 5
Views: 872

Re: concept of track wear

I had some undercarriage wear gauges re-produced a while back that compares the original profiles versus what you have on the crawler. Here is a link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/John-Deere-craw ... 1119381772
by notmeu
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Definately Oldest Crawler On JDCrawlers
Replies: 15
Views: 1927

Re: Definately Oldest Crawler On JDCrawlers

Hey cutting edge, is there any market for hemlock siding in your area? Around here, including myself, we use 1” thick ruff cut hemlock boards for siding. 3 of the sides are cut so they are straight and the last side is left with the hemlock outer edge of the tree including the bark. My barn, pavilio...
by notmeu
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 420 crawler engine surging
Replies: 21
Views: 5143

Re: 420 crawler engine surging

If I remember correctly the cold compression test should be around 100 - 130????
by notmeu
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: 440 Track Frame repair
Replies: 8
Views: 1770

Re: 440 Track Frame repair

Nice rebuild! Good job. What photo sharing website did u use?
by notmeu
Mon May 29, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: 2010 outside push converted to 6 way
Replies: 17
Views: 2905

Re: 2010 outside push converted to 6 way

Prince products are really good for the money. That is what I used on my 6 way build. They will provide years of trouble free use. Nice looking root rake! Now u need to add another valve and cylinders to make it hydraulically controlled!!!!