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by Ray III
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Making Tall Grass Short
Replies: 10
Views: 330

Re: Making Tall Grass Short

Husqvarna saw smashed into eleventybillion pieces: My company used to have a 700 horsepower, track mounted wood chipper with cab and log loader. Usually we'd have a skidder guy pull trees up to it, a chainsaw guy would cut off the useful wood, and the rest got run through the chipper. I had to do ev...
by Ray III
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Digging deaper into my Gearmatic 8a winch - includes pictures
Replies: 22
Views: 3262

Re: Digging deaper into my Gearmatic 8a winch - includes pictures

The bolts are there, but not tight. I got the winch mounted up nicely and fresh oil, just need time to monkey with it.
by Ray III
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Cutting Edge
Replies: 22
Views: 624

Re: Cutting Edge

Wow! That is a lot to deal with. I do believe that God has a hand in it though; had you not whacked yourself in the head with the saw the cancer may be terminal by now. Sometimes I am angry that I work my ass off for my humble home while useless or immoral people drive nice cars and live in fine hou...
by Ray III
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Digging deaper into my Gearmatic 8a winch - includes pictures
Replies: 22
Views: 3262

Re: Digging deaper into my Gearmatic 8a winch - includes pictures

Speaking of the clutch, the band is missing from my winch (hydraulic ports plugged). What is driving the drum, can rust stick things together? There doesn't seem to be any welding done in there.
by Ray III
Wed Dec 25, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Digging deaper into my Gearmatic 8a winch - includes pictures
Replies: 22
Views: 3262

Re: Digging deaper into my Gearmatic 8a winch - includes pictures

Paul, thanks for all the pictures, it really helped me to understand how the thing is put together. Also thanks again to Tom for providing the literature.

My dad would preheat bearings by setting them on a 500 watt halogen shop lamp aimed upwards. When the oil started smoking, drop it over the shaft.
by Ray III
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Water in Oli
Replies: 9
Views: 510

Re: Water in Oli

Deere wanted the hydraulic tank drained and refilled twice a year. I never did it because the plug was so hard to reach, and every winter got to fight with a frozen system. Finally I replaced the plug with a street elbow and ball valve with handle cut off. Milkshake now drains easily using a socket ...
by Ray III
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Water in Oli
Replies: 9
Views: 510

Re: Water in Oli

I suspect that my hydraulic pump leaks into the crankcase, and the hydraulic oil always has water in it. Just a thought.
by Ray III
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Oil on brake band and clutch disks
Replies: 4
Views: 645

Re: Oil on brake band and clutch disks

I have a miniature electric oven that I have been able to cook most of the oil out of a set of track clutch discs (definitely an outdoor activity). Be careful not to overdo it, fiber discs may fall apart.
by Ray III
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Truck shopping, a shock to the system.
Replies: 7
Views: 1096

Re: Truck shopping, a shock to the system.

It aggravates me that these subordinate wanna be road warriors are the ones driving the prices up making it hard for a guy that needs a truck for his livelihood to afford a truck. I mean do you really need a F350 diesel dually for a grocery getter and the most serious offroading you do are the spee...
by Ray III
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: So What Happens To the Tooling?
Replies: 5
Views: 638

Re: So What Happens To the Tooling?

If a casting was needed badly enough, you could always use an original part as a pattern. A molder at a foundry that does custom castings would add the necessary channels to feed metal, let gas out and allow for expansion/contraction. It might take a couple of tries with a more complex part to get t...
by Ray III
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Steering clutch tie rod adjustment
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Re: Steering clutch tie rod adjustment

After assembly, the bolt on the side of the throwout bearing is used to position it so that when the tip of the steering lever has moved back an inch and a half, the bearing contacts the clutch fingers. This amount of slack is necessary because the fingers will gradually move outwards as the clutch ...
by Ray III
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Steering clutch tie rod adjustment
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Re: Steering clutch tie rod adjustment

The steering lever resting on its stop should be just beginning to put pressure on the balls to push the throwout bearing out. You want the bearing to retract fully, but no slop or backwards travel.
by Ray III
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: New to crawlers and have some questions!
Replies: 13
Views: 2306

Re: New to crawlers and have some questions!

If you get a reproduction parts manual off ebay it will show the correct sizes of all the bolts.
by Ray III
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 1958 420 Battery
Replies: 13
Views: 2578

Re: 1958 420 Battery

Are you sure the clutch is adjusted correctly? I have no such interference between the pedal and the tray. I have a 1957 (Phase II) model though.

I also charge the battery via the hot stud on the starter.
by Ray III
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Carb gas strainer
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Re: Carb gas strainer

Thanks, must have had a plug glued in long ago.