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by Seth
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Why
Replies: 13
Views: 135

Re: Why

Not what I wanted to hear about the saw. But it's nice getting an honest opinion
by Seth
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Why
Replies: 13
Views: 135

Re: Why

I love my crawler, it's got some issues but I still love it. I am a little let down thinking I got some rare jewel that wasn't beat to hard, and didn't get molested by some dude with a welder. But I will get her ironed out, not looking for a show queen. Just a reliable fun little machine. Cutting ed...
by Seth
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Why
Replies: 13
Views: 135

Re: Why

I believe I can learn alot more than bulldozer stuff from you guys. Thanks
by Seth
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: thinking newer truck
Replies: 6
Views: 79

Re: thinking newer truck

Look for a pre 07 Cummins, they were the last one to get all the emissions, around 07.5, but the front ends are known for ball joint issues. I have some work done to mine, get between 18 to 21 mpg and can pretty well tow anything.
by Seth
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Why
Replies: 13
Views: 135

Re: Why

Well, I got her back together with no leaks, not a big fan of the blue rtv squeezed out of the oil pan, but it don't leak and I don't have to worry about 65 year old sludge plugging up something important. On the the final drives! (This otta be good)
by Seth
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Why
Replies: 13
Views: 135

Re: Why

Upon reading over some of the posts in this section, I got no reason to piss and moan. I hope that some of the guys who could use a good laugh, can get one out of my frustrations and inexperience.
by Seth
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Why
Replies: 13
Views: 135

Why

Why do you guys like these things so much, I thought by getting a 65 year old piece of equipment, I would have something simple and fun to work on, but nooo, every time I turn around I have another issue, even the simplest maintenance task snow balls. Like changing the oil, started out with a jd oil...
by Seth
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: # 60 blades
Replies: 11
Views: 319

Re: # 60 blades

Wonder if cobalt drill bits will work,or if I have to buy carbide bits for grade 50 steel? I don't believe I have ever had to drill big holes in hardened steel
by Seth
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: # 60 blades
Replies: 11
Views: 319

Re: # 60 blades

It looks fairly simple, I am a maintenance tech with an emphasis on weld/fabrication so the process isn't a big deal, finding time is the hard part
by Seth
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: # 60 blades
Replies: 11
Views: 319

Re: # 60 blades

They do have bushings and are in decent shape, the long arms are the ones that are in bad shape, I think I am just going to make new ones, I have access to a mag drill so it shouldn't be a big deal
by Seth
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: # 60 blades
Replies: 11
Views: 319

Re: # 60 blades

Thanks for the replies we have a spring shop in the area, and I guess I will order some bar stock and make up a new frame, I was thinking about boring the holes out and making bushings, but not sure if I can find the center of the original holes, it make a good winter project
by Seth
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: # 60 blades
Replies: 11
Views: 319

# 60 blades

So I figured since I have to pull the track off my mc I would pull the blade witch I knew was a little busted up. But I had no idea it was tweaked pretty good. The mounting holes are all hogged out and look like jelly beans, someone must of busted the left side lifting bracket and replaced it with a...
by Seth
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Idler bracket crooked
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: Idler bracket crooked

Thanks for your input, it's not in bad shape, I have seen some of the ones you guys have brought back to life. It runs and steers good, tracks are worn but not shot, I think. At least they are tight with some adj left and their are 28 pads per side. But it's well used and there are some minor issues...
by Seth
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Idler bracket crooked
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: Idler bracket crooked

I thought so. Crap
by Seth
Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Idler bracket crooked
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Idler bracket crooked

Hi fellas, was screwing around cleaning up the wiring on mc and I discovered the inside idler bracket is sitting on the track frame at an angle. The front is tight and the rear is coming away from the frame, witch is leaving a gap on the the rear of the idler wheel. Do you guys know what caused this...