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by JDCrawlerdog3
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Headlight Gasket Source
Replies: 1
Views: 890

Headlight Gasket Source

Anybody have suggestions for gaskets for 40/420 headlight lenses between the glass lens and the retainer band? Trying to avoid the caulk/roofing cement approach.

Thanks,

Andrew
by JDCrawlerdog3
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Diagnose the problem??
Replies: 12
Views: 2435

Re: Diagnose the problem??

Try looking a your fuel bowl and the filter screen. Might have stirred up some crud in the bowl or from the bottom of the tank with the steep grade and it got caught up in the screen. Also, I have found that long steep grades can lead to fuel starvation if you are low on fuel.

Andrew
by JDCrawlerdog3
Wed May 27, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Logging Arch for my 40c?
Replies: 8
Views: 2463

Re: Logging Arch for my 40c?

If you do a search on John Deere’s #100 Log Arch, it might give you some ideas. The were made specifically for the 420/430/440 crawlers in tandem with the Gearmatic 8A winch. It basically moves the winch mounted arch onto a set of wheels, with a roller pulley and the fairleads mounted up high on a “...
by JDCrawlerdog3
Wed May 06, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Governor Removal
Replies: 4
Views: 1262

Re: Governor Removal

Added note: the wear is coming from the weights making contact with the timing gear.

Andrew
by JDCrawlerdog3
Wed May 06, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Governor Removal
Replies: 4
Views: 1262

Re: Governor Removal

Based on Lavoy's encouragement, I went for it. Well that was fun. Very high coefficient of suckage. Sticking my head in a bag of bees would have been better. Fortunately the black flies are now out in mass which added to the fun. I did not have the opportunity to drop the thrust washer into the pan....
by JDCrawlerdog3
Wed May 06, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Governor Removal
Replies: 4
Views: 1262

Governor Removal

Hi Folks. Looking for some insight on removal of the governor on a 420C. RPMs ramped up (screaming) and stayed there while skidding out the last tree of the season. The linkages are fine, so anticipate the weights are stuck/internal issue. The crawler is a ways up n the woods, hooked onto the log ar...
by JDCrawlerdog3
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Lavoy's Little Shop O' Deeres
Topic: High quality tune up kits
Replies: 2
Views: 1788

Re: High quality tune up kits

Lavoy,

Would like to order six (6) tune up kits.

Thank you.

Andrew
by JDCrawlerdog3
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Any early 1929-30 model a experts out there?
Replies: 5
Views: 2101

Re: Any early 1929-30 model a experts out there?

Notmeu, The F series name was first used by Ford for their trucks starting in 1948 (F1, F2,,,,F6) The F-150 name wasn't used until 1975. The front wheel on the A in the picture is 1928-1929 wheel. The rear wheel is a mid thirties Ford wheel. A lot of As were converted to juice brakes, away from the ...
by JDCrawlerdog3
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Looking for log arch - 1010
Replies: 2
Views: 1295

Re: Looking for log arch - 1010

Mike,

Based on your post, you’re not looking for a pull behind arch like the JD 100 arch, but an integral arch that mounts directly to the the rear and above the winch on the 1010 ?

Andrew
by JDCrawlerdog3
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Lavoy's Little Shop O' Deeres
Topic: Gearmatic 8A Winch Parts For Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 2220

Re: Gearmatic 8A Winch Parts For Sale

Jdtech,

PM me with a list of what you need. No longer have master control, handle or clutch lever arm.

Andrew
by JDCrawlerdog3
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Model 100 Log Arch Info
Replies: 1
Views: 1216

Model 100 Log Arch Info

I have been using a JD 100 log arch behind a 420C with a Gearmatic 8A winch. It works well and the added benefit of keeping the load weight off of the finals, unlike the integral arch, helps I think. Does anyone know the history of the 100 Series and larger arches? Not sure when JD started offering ...
by JDCrawlerdog3
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Digging deaper into my Gearmatic 8a winch - includes pictures
Replies: 32
Views: 9246

Re: Digging deaper into my Gearmatic 8a winch

Paul, I cut a new piece of thick felt that is used under furniture to keep the legs from scratching the floor. Thickness seemed to be perfect, with right amount of contact on the shaft, but not too tight. You can find it at hardware stores. It has an adhesive back and comes in a rectangular shape. I...
by JDCrawlerdog3
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Lavoy's Little Shop O' Deeres
Topic: Gearmatic 8A Winch Parts For Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 2220

Gearmatic 8A Winch Parts For Sale

Gearmatic 8A winch parts for sale: Gear Cover with Bearing Cap Screw – Good shape - $50.00 Clutch Cover with Bearing Cap Screw and Hydraulic Gland – Chip out at one bolt hole - $75.00 Clutch Bands – Both primary and secondary, need re-lining, bands in good shape - $20.00 Clutch Spider – Two clutch a...
by JDCrawlerdog3
Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Gearmatic 8a Winch/Controller Rebuild
Replies: 24
Views: 10173

Re: Gearmatic 8a Winch/Controller Rebuild

Sorry, mental vapor lock - you do not need to install the cover to test the brake circuit, just the clutch.

Andrew
by JDCrawlerdog3
Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Gearmatic 8a Winch/Controller Rebuild
Replies: 24
Views: 10173

Re: Gearmatic 8a Winch/Controller Rebuild

As notmeu noted, take the cover off an get a look at how things are working. It's likely that vibration from having the PTO engaged and the crawler running is helping to self-bleeding the air out of the system into the controller reservoir, at least enough to get things working for a while. If it si...