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by psprague
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Low track power
Replies: 9
Views: 335

Re: Low track power

Some quick questions.

What model is this? I think I hear you say 60's and from the serial numbers listed here, it would be a straight model?

If you tip the bucket and bury the teeth in the ground, will it pull backward?

-paul
by psprague
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Low track power
Replies: 9
Views: 335

Re: Low track power

Sorry, I meant to come back and post this.

I made a vid a while back with a gauge on my test port.
by psprague
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: A Third Track on a Bulldozer?
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: A Third Track on a Bulldozer?

I was expecting something more like a Terex TC12, there were several nearby road building when I grew up.

Or a Transformer.

Anyway, that's neat!
by psprague
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: new website design????
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Re: new website design????

It's odd that you would be served such an old page. You do have to dig a bit online to get those older archived versions.

Perhaps your browser jumping in its own way-back machine. You did say you recognized the page served.

<cough<delete<cough>temp files<cough>
by psprague
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Low track power
Replies: 9
Views: 335

Re: Low track power

The pressure regulator, cooler bypass and the lube dump valve seem to be giving you fairly regulated pressure readings. So dropping to 0 indicates a blockage or starvation... When you say 'load the machine down' you mean as in pushing hard at operating RPM, yes? While doing this, the engine RPMs rem...
by psprague
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Low track power
Replies: 9
Views: 335

Re: Low track power

Oil pressure at the bung hole.

Did you remove and re-install a 1/4 inch plug under the bung plug where you had the pressure gauge? That should not fountain oil with just the big plug out.
by psprague
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: City people, gotta love them, or laugh at them
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: City people, gotta love them, or laugh at them

That's the company.

There was a milk bottle plant in Oil City too and from a certain spot, you could see the blobs of molten glass.

'Milk bottles' alone says how many decades ago that was....
by psprague
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: City people, gotta love them, or laugh at them
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: City people, gotta love them, or laugh at them

I have a foggy memory of living in Pleasantville, my dad was skidding logs with a little John Deere for a company, if I remember, named Young. We have bears here too. They are a bit more aggressive than the cougars and always exceptions but usually, they all would rather run away. It's the sasquatch...
by psprague
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: This morning was a good morning to...
Replies: 1
Views: 82

This morning was a good morning to...

..bob around in the ocean in a small plastic boat.

In the far distance is the Port Angeles Coast Guard Station, near is the tower on the city pier.

Image
by psprague
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 450B
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: 450B

I'd keep it stock then. You'll probably get higher resale value than a custom build.
by psprague
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 450B
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: 450B

Not to be discouraging, but wouldn't be easier to get a 'C' model? I think after you were done, you would basically have a non-turbo C.
by psprague
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Woman steals Bulldozer and Crashes into Building
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: Woman steals Bulldozer and Crashes into Building

1954cooter wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:42 am
Topless woman driving a dozer,wow,I'd like to see some pics (of her)..

Cooter
I'll not Google that for you.

I only know cause I got a flyer from my kids school and they said that's what those kids are really using those computers for.

:roll:
by psprague
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Regular Hy-Gard or Low Viscosity Hy-Gard
Replies: 8
Views: 335

Re: Regular Hy-Gard or Low Viscosity Hy-Gard

Ouch, $180 per 5 gallons, I bet the dealer probably did quote that much. I'm getting the hygard @ $45ish and plain 303 @ $38ish at the mart of walls.


EDIT: Math, I fail at it. $36 gal, $160 bucket. Still icky.
by psprague
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Woman steals Bulldozer and Crashes into Building
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: Woman steals Bulldozer and Crashes into Building

Mine starts with a key and the horn button. I think somewhere along its lineage, someone rewired it with fencing pliers, a dull butter knife and some torn strips of cloth.

Of course, it's different than anything else I have so you just go thru all the combinations to fire it up.
by psprague
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Woman steals Bulldozer and Crashes into Building
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: Woman steals Bulldozer and Crashes into Building

I'll leave the keys in mine, just in case some topless woman wants to joyride in it.

It doesn't have much fuel so it won't be a long drive but it would be epic!