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by gus
Wed Jun 05, 2024 9:27 am
Forum: Lavoy's Little Shop O' Deeres
Topic: 440 Crawler For Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 1099

Re: 440 Crawler For Sale

My wife would definitely file if I hauled another one home!!
by gus
Fri May 31, 2024 12:27 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Track Shoes
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: Track Shoes

Could a machine shop straiten it? Local cat shop has a 40 Ton press. Big machine shop might do it.
by gus
Tue May 28, 2024 10:18 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: My JD450 is losing coolant
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: My JD450 is losing coolant

I had a similar problem on a Cat. No idea if JD is similar but it was another seal leaking. It's been a long time ago but it seems like it was a glow plug or injector seal leaking.
by gus
Sun Mar 31, 2024 9:53 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: jd420 pics
Replies: 135
Views: 537872

Re: jd420 pics

Find a better crank??
by gus
Sat Feb 03, 2024 10:49 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Oops?
Replies: 8
Views: 7052

Re: Oops?

Back alive! New carb shaft fixed it. Did a little maintenance while it was in the shop.


Question: how often does the generator need oil?
by gus
Mon Jan 22, 2024 5:09 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Oops?
Replies: 8
Views: 7052

Re: Oops?

Bingo!!

Got enough tin off to see a little. Everything seemed to move correctly. I dropped the carb down and could see the plate. Linkage & shaft moved fine plate didn't.

Broken shaft at the first screw hole.

Is just the shaft a available?
by gus
Mon Jan 22, 2024 4:45 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Oops?
Replies: 8
Views: 7052

Re: Oops?

I have no control over the engine rpm. It will vary from idle up to out of control. I'm starting to remove the air cleaner so that I can see the linkage. Moving the throttle lever moves the carb shaft, but when the engine is running does not control engine rpm.q Is it possible that the carb plate ca...
by gus
Sat Jan 20, 2024 4:14 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Oops?
Replies: 8
Views: 7052

Re: Oops?

I did get it into the shop. Managed to keep it at a high idle until I had it inside. I'll wait until the snow on it melts and it warms up some.
by gus
Fri Jan 19, 2024 10:43 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Oops?
Replies: 8
Views: 7052

Re: Oops?

I'm debating trying to run it enough to get it in the shop.
by gus
Fri Jan 19, 2024 10:42 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Oops?
Replies: 8
Views: 7052

Re: Oops?

I could see the shaft move with the throttle lever. Tractor had been running fine for at least 20 minutes. It started right after I killed it from a near full throttle (turned off the ignition switch). Kind of chugged to a quick stop.
by gus
Fri Jan 19, 2024 4:54 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Oops?
Replies: 8
Views: 7052

Oops?

420 had been sitting quite a while and the battery was near dead (plus it was 10 degrees). I removed the hold down with very cold fingers. Slid the battery out enough to put the charger on it. Aside from the fuel bowl leaking (needed a new gasket) everything was fine and it started right up. My fing...
by gus
Fri Nov 24, 2023 12:06 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Help needed (and greatly appreciated!!) 1962 1010C
Replies: 2
Views: 4737

Re: Help needed (and greatly appreciated!!) 1962 1010C

We have a great hydraulics shop in town. I haven't ever taken anything in they couldn't fix. They seem to be able to come with something that will work. Between regular and now metric parts, it possible they can find a replacement. I'd suggest you take the cylinder to a commercial specialist to find...
by gus
Mon Nov 06, 2023 10:15 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Cracked housing repair
Replies: 7
Views: 12891

Re: Cracked housing repair

I had a crack repaired and they even added a missing ear on the housing. They used heat and special rod. Cost less than $100 at the time. It's been 10 years and still holding! Worth checking on a pro to do it.
by gus
Wed Oct 25, 2023 5:15 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Grease in Rockshaft
Replies: 2
Views: 5155

Re: Grease in Rockshaft

No idea about a factory rock shaft. On my home made 3 pt using a tractor shaft, I drilled and tapped several spots and use grease.

Could you use the light grease, corn head, like the rollers are supposed to use? Kind of in-between oil and grease.
by gus
Mon Sep 25, 2023 9:32 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Question the 440 without upper idlers
Replies: 1
Views: 2288

Re: Question the 440 without upper idlers

Look at photos of a 440 with the idlers and see it they would hold the track close to the same level.

I have a set of 440 tracks and the chains are the same size as my 420 (pads 2 bolt vs 4 bolt however). I'm not sure if the gap where the idler runs would be the same on 350 chains.