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by original possum
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Disasembly Weights and dimensions for Transport by Bushplane
Replies: 28
Views: 1201

Re: Disasembly Weights and dimensions for Transport by Bushplane

In wet sandy loam a small (not tiny) 4x4 wheel tractor with long cable and snatch block should pull out anything a 440 would push out. Maybe add a ground-mount winch moved by the tractor front loader. Constant hookups are a pain but if you plan to raise hay the tractor will be more useful in the lon...
by original possum
Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Bleeding Air From a 440ic Hydraulic System
Replies: 10
Views: 466

Re: Bleeding Air From a 440ic Hydraulic System

Sounds right to me. I left the dealership just when closed center hydraulics came out, so have no expertise in those.
by original possum
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Bleeding Air From a 440ic Hydraulic System
Replies: 10
Views: 466

Re: Bleeding Air From a 440ic Hydraulic System

If your second valve has its own relief then simply install them in series. The relief in the first valve is out of play unless it has a separate line to tank. If the second valve has no relief then you need to use power beyond stuff.
by original possum
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Broken bolts where track assembly fastens to frame
Replies: 8
Views: 2033

Re: Broken bolts where track assembly fastens to frame

All I recall from this part is the severe bleeding from my right thumb. I think we pried the top over the cowl (panel under dash) and then cussed a lot. Make sure everything (like clutch spring) is disconnected.
by original possum
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Broken bolts where track assembly fastens to frame
Replies: 8
Views: 2033

Re: Broken bolts where track assembly fastens to frame

With all the bolts out of the crossbar you can jack up the front of the crawler, lifting it off the crossbar until the side frame until it clears. Then hold your nose just right and cuss at it.
by original possum
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 1010 fluids question
Replies: 1
Views: 226

Re: 1010 fluids question

The reverser has its own oil supply and dipstick. Check it. Then see if it loads the engine in neutral with the reverser in either position (clutch out) or if only when trying to move.
by original possum
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: JD 350B boom locking bar
Replies: 7
Views: 1714

Re: JD 350B boom locking bar

Many years ago we used angle iron but cut four extra 1" pieces. We welded these onto the ends of the angle iron to widen the pressure points, especially on the gland.
by original possum
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 40C steering clutches
Replies: 5
Views: 407

Re: 40C steering clutches

The serial number shouldn't matter for the parts you would need. But if the problem is that the clutch will not release, not that it slips, then adjustment will usually fix it. If you do decide to tear into it, get your parts from Lavoy, the owner of this site, and upgrade to 420 clutches.
by original possum
Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 40C steering clutches
Replies: 5
Views: 407

Re: 40C steering clutches

Get up against something firm, like a big tree. You should be able to spin the tracks in first gear. If either stops then you will be replacing clutches. Do both. Water and oil are not normal. Water can come from condensation or rain, but oil must come through a bad sea and will cause clutch to slip...
by original possum
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Track Adjuster
Replies: 4
Views: 380

Re: Track Adjuster

Lavoy has them. Just installed one from him. Great.
by original possum
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 1972 350B reverser issues
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: 1972 350B reverser issues

And BTW, if you put the reverser in forward with the clutch in, pull both steering clutch handles, then let the clutch out, and then let the handles go you may get a little more out of it and get it back to the house.
by original possum
Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 1972 350B reverser issues
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: 1972 350B reverser issues

Before you tear into it change the filter (four bolts on the side) and the oil. Use Deere hydraulic oil. If the filter is collapsed or deteriorated (paper filters do that) you may need to change the oil more than once. It shouldn't be "getting better" if the clutch is really shot.
by original possum
Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: john deere 350 dozer
Replies: 5
Views: 630

Re: john deere 350 dozer

Did you put one fiber past the snap ring? Bought a 350 cheap once because someone didn't and they couldn't adjust it.
by original possum
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: steering clutch quill
Replies: 1
Views: 294

Re: steering clutch quill

Press fit but it may re-hold after cleaning with a little thread lock on it.
by original possum
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: John Deere 440 icd advice
Replies: 48
Views: 6459

Re: John Deere 440 icd advice

Pull the rear bung on the reverser, put it in 4th gear, and start it with the clutch in. Let the clutch out (while stopping movement of the tractor any way you can except pulling steering clutches). If the guts in the reverser spin then it is the finals. If they don't move it is either the reverser ...