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by 420CrawlerHoller
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 420-C S/N#100676
Replies: 12
Views: 1446

Re: 420-C S/N#100676

I have a 420 crawler 1957 SN is 100k+ and it is positive ground.
by 420CrawlerHoller
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: 40c Project
Replies: 14
Views: 2997

Re: 40c Project

hell yeah! pulling for you man. my pop left me a 420 crawler that didnt need a whole lot to get in shape but it had sentimental value. totally understand your motives. cant wait to see it banging away again.
by 420CrawlerHoller
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: 1957 John Deere 420 Crawler
Replies: 1
Views: 2161

1957 John Deere 420 Crawler

Hi All I got on these boards almost a year ago looking for some advice about a clutch issue I was having. It was great to talk to folks on here and I especially am thankful for Lavoy for having all the parts Ive been needing for this thing. I was all set to split this thing and replace the clutch bu...
by 420CrawlerHoller
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 420c not shifting into gear
Replies: 87
Views: 18824

Re: 420c not shifting into gear

So I went back up to the 420 dozer, which is in a remote location as I stated previously. We went up with every possible tool and with a lot of knowledge gathered from you all. Also had a new clutch assembly from Lavoy. Jim and others you guys were very helpful. My friend and I were there for a few ...
by 420CrawlerHoller
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 420c not shifting into gear
Replies: 87
Views: 18824

Re: 420c not shifting into gear

"installed the 9/16 bolts as guides."


are they 9/16s? or 1/2?
by 420CrawlerHoller
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 420c not shifting into gear
Replies: 87
Views: 18824

Re: 420c not shifting into gear

thats amazing!

so the 8 inch bolts were to guide the engine out so that it didnt put pressure on the input shaft?

did you take any photos?
by 420CrawlerHoller
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 420c not shifting into gear
Replies: 87
Views: 18824

Re: 420c not shifting into gear

have you all seen this kid Andrew Camarata's youtube channel?

I've been binge watching and it makes me feel like I can actually pull this shit off...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7heM9SGp2hw

trigger warning: he thinks John Deere's are garbage. I forgive him...
by 420CrawlerHoller
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 420c not shifting into gear
Replies: 87
Views: 18824

Re: 420c not shifting into gear

how much does the engine weigh do you think? my plan is shaping up to be, start 420, blade up, engine shutdown, then start in gear, use steer levers to get it out of barn. remove blade from loader. prepare inside of barn, lay down 4x4 beams for tracks, 3/4 inch ply in between the beams to create a f...
by 420CrawlerHoller
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 420c not shifting into gear
Replies: 87
Views: 18824

Re: 420c not shifting into gear

looking at something like this... https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/hvo/d/long-beach-2-ton-cherry-picker-brand-new/6824488402.html or this... https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/tls/d/pittsburgh-2-ton-capacity-foldable-shop/6845217221.html I figure I can pull the blade off the loader, guessing...
by 420CrawlerHoller
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 420c not shifting into gear
Replies: 87
Views: 18824

Re: 420c not shifting into gear

Lift the loader, shut it off, put it in second gear, start it, and go drive it around while holding the clutch pedal in. If you need to stop, pull the steering levers, it will stop. Put the scarifier down, or otherwise get some load on the crawler. You can't step on the brake as you shafts are rust...
by 420CrawlerHoller
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 420c not shifting into gear
Replies: 87
Views: 18824

Re: 420c not shifting into gear

was there someone in here who suggested spraying brake cleaner all up in there?
by 420CrawlerHoller
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 420c not shifting into gear
Replies: 87
Views: 18824

Re: 420c not shifting into gear

in last video of interior clutch...marked even more video....ikeep seeing a long shaft , that appears to have the end out of a hole or bearing? not sure just exactly what i am seeing... can easily see that the pressure plate fingers are applying pressure, but not able to see if moving away from the...
by 420CrawlerHoller
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 420c not shifting into gear
Replies: 87
Views: 18824

Re: 420c not shifting into gear

ok so I was back up there and this time I brought an inspection camera. I basically poked around everywhere I could hoping that it would catch the right part. I put in an kill switch, thanks for the diagram Jim.. I sprayed more PB blaster at it. I bought a propane torch at walmart thinking i could h...
by 420CrawlerHoller
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 420c not shifting into gear
Replies: 87
Views: 18824

Re: 420c not shifting into gear

The last thing I did for the pedals was to spray pb blaster as best as I could at the shaft on the clutch side. Its definitely still bound together. at one point I unhooked the brake linkage to see if it might give the clutch some more movement but it didnt seem to make a difference, although I fail...
by 420CrawlerHoller
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 420c not shifting into gear
Replies: 87
Views: 18824

Re: 420c not shifting into gear

Im going back up in a few days.... I had a mechanic out who was doing a diagnostic and most of the work and fiddling. I think we did move the pedal while turning it but I could totally be wrong. I want to go back and spend a lot more time with it. its difficult for me to visualize whats in there bec...