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by B Town
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Scared newbie - should I just sell it? How much?
Replies: 1
Views: 11

Re: Scared newbie - should I just sell it? How much?

Welcome to the crawler forum. Disclaimer starts here. I believe in keeping the old equipment going. There are quite a few arguments in favor of mechanical machines over the computer counterparts. I would look over your equipment(or have an experienced person). If it has a massive failure or it is go...
by B Town
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Brake Bands JD350
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Re: Brake Bands JD350

The best parts are from this sites proprietor, Lavoy. Send him an email or call.
by B Town
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Hydraulic Oil and Trans Oil change
Replies: 11
Views: 211

Re: Hydraulic Oil and Trans Oil change

I believe the two systems are separate, also. The 1.5" hose/pipe you found should go all the way to the front of the engine, to the engine driven hydraulic pump. The drain for the hydraulic system is under the right box. Pipe thread plug under the box, above the track. Best regards, Bruce
by B Town
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Lavoy's Little Shop O' Deeres
Topic: 350 hood latch
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: 350 hood latch

Part number T21333. I believe I have a good used extra. Send me a private message with your address and I will send it off. Best regards, Bruce
by B Town
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 1010c Ultimate Value?
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: 1010c Ultimate Value?

Your estimate for the engine work seems high to me. Maybe a regional thing? Have you looked for a good replacement engine? Parting out your unit is an option, but that takes a significant effort and time. One piece sells this month, another piece sells in 4 months. 2 years down the road you have a c...
by B Town
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 1010c Ultimate Value?
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: 1010c Ultimate Value?

It is awful easy to spend more $$ than these crawlers are worth. I'm suspicious your crawler will not be close to a $12,000 value. Spending more $$ on it doesn't make since if it is an investment, flip project, show tractor etc... people with unlimited budgets may proceed with an upside down project...
by B Town
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 40C vs 420C hyd pump
Replies: 33
Views: 1486

Re: 40C vs 420C hyd pump

Groo- your explanation works in theory minus one real world factor. Load. We want our blades and buckets to hold dead still(at work and at the shows). If the leathers or the Orings are worn or cracked and let oil bypass, the blade/bucket/ cylinder will drift.
by B Town
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Nice knowing you-all!
Replies: 18
Views: 355

Re: Nice knowing you-all!

Be safe with your shelter-in-place. Wishing you and many others to be safe and sound. Best regards, Bruce
by B Town
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Getting a 2 cylinder to burn cleaner?
Replies: 12
Views: 356

Re: Getting a 2 cylinder to burn cleaner?

Sure sounds like a rich mix. Your carb will need adjusted, possible rebuilt. Other issues that you could look at include the ignition system. Make sure the distributor and internals are up to snuff. The HEI conversions have been a good modification. Coil needs to be in good shape to properly light t...
by B Town
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 450 c Fuel problem
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: 450 c Fuel problem

Good morning, the vent tube is permanent. The dipstick and screen are removable. Yes, the screen is index and should only go in one way. The drain has nothing to do with the pressure you describe, but still could cause your other issues. I would remove, clean and replace the sump drain and component...
by B Town
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 450 c Fuel problem
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: 450 c Fuel problem

When you describe the fuel tank, are you sure air is coming out(positive pressure) or is it a vacuum (negative pressure). If it is negative pressure, the vent tube in the tank is plugged. Under the fuel lid there should be several items. A removable metal manual fuel stick/gauge, a plastic ring cont...
by B Town
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 555A SN and general info
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: 555A SN and general info

Good morning Nick, Welcome to the Deere Crawler site. Stan has serial numbers listed for different models in the "John Deere crawler FAQ's" section. If you go to the main page select the FAQ section, the triple nickel serial number section is about 10 or 12 threads down. It appears your crawler is a...
by B Town
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Does fuel filter need to be full
Replies: 8
Views: 332

Re: Does fuel filter need to be full

Check engine oil for diesel contamination. Those pumps have an o ring on the engine side. They leak fuel into the engine oil; therefore, I believe it is possible to develop air in the fuel system. This type of problem needs to be caught early. Stan can give us an education on the properties of diese...
by B Town
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Looking at a 450C anything to watch out for?
Replies: 22
Views: 625

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

check the radiator for bubbles or pressure as you operate, it is fairly common for people to skip the anti-cavitation additive to the antifreeze creating hotspots at the base of the sleeve, sediment also builds along the cylinder sleeves causing pinholes in the sleeve and therefore pressurizing the ...