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by spooler
Sun Nov 11, 2007 8:08 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Grandpas MC
Replies: 10
Views: 4703

Pa pa's tractor

Excellent story, makes this old man kinda misty. Here is to hoping my kin find a worthy place for my old 420. It may not be long, I am trying to give my grandkids as many memories as possible.

Thanks,
chuck
by spooler
Sun Nov 04, 2007 7:14 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: steering clutch education
Replies: 1
Views: 1549

belly pan

I assume your speaking of the mongo skid plate. I am in the same pickle. My plan is to string a cheap 2 ton come-a-long around the tractor and below the pan..jack er' up into place.
The greatest plans of mice and men.

spooler
Willow, Alaska
by spooler
Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:12 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: removing hydraulic pump
Replies: 5
Views: 2783

Yes, Lavoy it is the two piece bumper. Digger, You have the answer. I have removed the 5 bolts that hold up the skid plate. But I have only lowered the plate an inch. So i must now remove the skid plate and then I will see the 4 bolts BEHIND the bumper casting! THANK YOU Lavoy and Digger. I will thi...
by spooler
Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:06 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: removing hydraulic pump
Replies: 5
Views: 2783

the two piece casting of the hunk of iron that is in front of the pump? or the front piece of the casting of the pump itself? For that chunk of iron I have removed the angle iron on top of it, the side bolts and the 5 bolts where it bolts unto the skidplate. Thanks for replying Lavoy. I think I read...
by spooler
Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:46 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: removing hydraulic pump
Replies: 5
Views: 2783

removing hydraulic pump

Ok, I just can't afford the manuals. So I have been trying to remove the hydraulic pump on a 420c. Now I don't claim to be intelligent but I am showing supreme stupidity. I have removed the grille, the angle iron bracket that the bottom of the grille bolts to, the radiator, the bolts on the skid pla...
by spooler
Fri Jun 29, 2007 4:53 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: oil and grease
Replies: 0
Views: 1338

oil and grease

I have a 58 420c and need to check all lubrication points.
How do I check the reverser,finals etc...are there lubrication manuals on line?

thank you chuck
by spooler
Thu May 24, 2007 1:46 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 420C Oil FILter / Napa
Replies: 3
Views: 2488

Thanks Lavoy,
I will get the Fram.. Do you like smoked salmon? or maybe halibut? Do you like moose or caribou..

Thanks for the help.
Chuck
by spooler
Wed May 23, 2007 12:39 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 420C Oil FILter / Napa
Replies: 3
Views: 2488

420C Oil FILter / Napa

Gentlemen, I have no manuals and need a favor. We have a NAPA parts store within 10 mile and I need to change my oil filter. Does anyone know what NAPA oil filter number I would use to replace the oil filter in my 420C, 1958. I assume it is just a paper element filter thus no need for expensive Deer...
by spooler
Sun Mar 25, 2007 1:25 pm
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: Start em young!
Replies: 2
Views: 3523

Grant, That is a great picture. Your a good Grandfather. I have 2 grandchildren 7 and 3 I have wanted to give them a ride on the crawler for several years. There is just no safe way to do it. So I too let them sit on it while she is shut down with the key out. The neighborhood has lost 2 grandkids t...
by spooler
Thu Feb 22, 2007 2:25 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Seat Belts
Replies: 6
Views: 4193

seatbelt story

You bring to mind, Brent. A fine man that I asked for advice from on buying my first crawler. He is a Master Mechanic from the North Slope and his son had a 420 for sale. Brent introduced me to the 420 while offering me to take er' for a spin. I had rented a few crawlers for small yard jobs and alwa...
by spooler
Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:56 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 440 IC SHIFTING PROBLEM
Replies: 5
Views: 2343

shifter

I have a 420 5 roller the reverser must be engaged to grab a gear...or at least it always worked better when it was engaged..try engaging the reverser, then grab a gear.

Chuck
by spooler
Sun Feb 11, 2007 4:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Temperature
Replies: 19
Views: 10240

cold?

Well neighbors, Welcome to my world...Brrrrrrrrrr!

Chuck in Willow Alaska

Where Winter only last 6 months!

Enjoy!
Actually it has only been -40f for about a month this Winter..pretty mild with LOTS of snow. I think we are up over 7' now.
by spooler
Sun Feb 04, 2007 6:10 pm
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: 1010CA Rebuild Project Part V
Replies: 6
Views: 4383

Keep em coming...enjoy seeing the project

chuck
by spooler
Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:52 pm
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: 1010CA Rebuild Project Part IV
Replies: 3
Views: 3626

Swearing in multiple languages

Now I am not against physical abuse for stuck pieces of steel or swearing and drinking while resting between sessions of abuse. However Try Prayer, I personally recommend asking The Holy Ghost IE The Comforter for Divine direction as He is the communication link to the Divine. God might send you a g...
by spooler
Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Skidding with a JD440IC
Replies: 10
Views: 6512

skidding

I skidded logs with a 3/8 inch chain hooked to the front of my bucket. When it broke it dang near killed me..refrain from that, watch the stumps or anything else that will catch and break the chain. 3 ft. dia. and 150 ft. is way to large for you at that size it will probably pull your tracks off the...