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by kilohertz
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 1985 450 E dozer engine oil pressure
Replies: 3
Views: 434

Re: 1985 450 E dozer engine oil pressure

Try threading a mechanical gauge in the sender hole to see what your oil pressure is...guessing it is 1/8" pipe thread. That will tell you if your sender or even gauge is bad. My water temp gauge got water inside and the readings went all wonky, ended up changing the gauge.

Cheers
by kilohertz
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Looking at a 450C anything to watch out for?
Replies: 22
Views: 938

Re: Looking at a 450C anything to watch out for?

It looked to me in the pics that the rollers had no fittings. Later ones are sealed and have no fittings. May well have been replaced when they put on loader tracks. But. Also look on the inside of all of them and see if they are on backwards. Meaning, they still have fittings but are on wrong. Che...
by kilohertz
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Looking at a 450C anything to watch out for?
Replies: 22
Views: 938

Re: Looking at a 450C anything to watch out for?

Well she is home and in the driveway...batteries are charging and ready to go thru it tomorrow. I had a "Raiders of the Lost Ark" experience today, trying to find the hydraulic adjusters, like digging for the lost Ark, so embedded in dirt, packed so hard that a pry bar could barely dislodge the dirt...
by kilohertz
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Looking at a 450C anything to watch out for?
Replies: 22
Views: 938

Re: Looking at a 450C anything to watch out for?

Well darn you are correct Jim, my old brain remembered seeing something in the track section of the service manual about having a pin over the top carrier roller, but that was when measuring track sag, not chain stretch, and yes I remember seeing the trick with the pin, I will try that this weekend,...
by kilohertz
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Looking at a 450C anything to watch out for?
Replies: 22
Views: 938

Re: Looking at a 450C anything to watch out for?

Well we made a deal and I will get it this weekend. I have already started pricing the new U/C parts and sprockets and chains will be about $3K, if rollers are required $4K. There is also a local equipment shop that still has a track press, they will quote me once I give them link count and pad hole...
by kilohertz
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Looking at a 450C anything to watch out for?
Replies: 22
Views: 938

Re: Looking at a 450C anything to watch out for?

Thanks Stan, Yes the ripper was an add on, originally had a winch which was exchanged for this CAT ripper, the mounts are good on the machine, but the ripper itself has broken a few times, needs some serious beefing up. Yes agreed, I think it is a worthwhile machine to invest the U/C replacement cos...
by kilohertz
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Looking at a 450C anything to watch out for?
Replies: 22
Views: 938

Re: Looking at a 450C anything to watch out for?

I looked at the machine today and was happy with the way it looked, however it does need some work. It looks like it's all original paint, someone has added a ripper at some point, I started it and ran it up to a field to push some dirt, and yes, I like wet clutches, it's like having power steering,...
by kilohertz
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Looking at a 450C anything to watch out for?
Replies: 22
Views: 938

Re: Looking at a 450C anything to watch out for?

Thanks guys, My apologies, I realized this morning that I posted this in the wrong section....oops. Anyway, thanks for the tips. Are there any things specific to the 450C that have been common problem areas? This would be my first turbo machine, are there any peculiarities to the turbo engine? Is th...
by kilohertz
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Looking at a 450C anything to watch out for?
Replies: 22
Views: 938

Looking at a 450C anything to watch out for?

This will be a big step up for us as we venture into a larger machine a 450C apparently early 80s I am awaiting the details from the current owner. It’s out of town and I may make a trip this weekend to go look at it needs a few things apparently possibly sprockets possibly more don’t know anything ...
by kilohertz
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Looking at a 350B ...anything you see that says..RUN!!?
Replies: 16
Views: 774

Re: Looking at a 350B ...anything you see that says..RUN!!?

I like to idea of using it as a "spare parts machine". Forget about restoring it, if I can get it at the right price, there are a lot of usable items on it, engine, tranny, reverser, drives, 3315 power winch etc. We have 2 350's already, so a parts machine might be the best way to think about this o...
by kilohertz
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Looking at a 350B ...anything you see that says..RUN!!?
Replies: 16
Views: 774

Re: Looking at a 350B ...anything you see that says..RUN!!?

Well it was a good learning experience... :shock: :roll: When we arrived I noticed it was in a different location than last year when I saw it, good sign, it moves. This time we had more time and went over it for 5 minutes, enough time to decide oh boy, had a few giggles, took a few more pics to pos...
by kilohertz
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Looking at a 350B ...anything you see that says..RUN!!?
Replies: 16
Views: 774

Re: Looking at a 350B ...anything you see that says..RUN!!?

Thanks Stan,

Okay, well that is a good way to look at it, appreciate the opinions and it gives us something to consider. Heading there in a couple of hours, I'll report back this evening.

Thank you
by kilohertz
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Looking at a 350B ...anything you see that says..RUN!!?
Replies: 16
Views: 774

Re: Looking at a 350B ...anything you see that says..RUN!!?

Thanks boys, that's exactly the sort of info I was looking for. He turned down an offer of $2K last year (CDN$, would be about $1300 USD) so given what you have told me, and what I expect he might want for it $2500 or so, (about $1800 USD) is it worth it? Assuming the engine runs okay, no knocking a...
by kilohertz
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Looking at a 350B ...anything you see that says..RUN!!?
Replies: 16
Views: 774

Looking at a 350B ...anything you see that says..RUN!!?

Going to look at a 1971 350B with a 6 way blade tomorrow, which is mainly what we want to transfer to our '65 350 which has a 6310 on it now. The 350B has the 6305 6 way blade, overall it looks pretty crappy but looking past the rustyness, I think the undercarriage is usable, it's supposed to run, b...
by kilohertz
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Will inside 6 way blade transfer to manual blade machine
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Re: Will inside 6 way blade transfer to manual blade machine

Thanks, in the last few days I managed to find pictures of the mounting points for the 6 way inside blade, now I just need to make a deal on the machine and get it home. Will post some pics shortly.

Thanks