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by Ray III
Sun May 31, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 420C and a flail mower?
Replies: 10
Views: 1358

Re: 420C and a flail mower?

Flail mowers pulverize what they are cutting and distribute it evenly, rather than laying down mats. They are excellent if you don't have to go fast.
by Ray III
Sun May 31, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Logging Arch for my 40c?
Replies: 8
Views: 1158

Re: Logging Arch for my 40c?

I saw a guy selling a crawler with a JD 100 arch on a facebook page. The name of the page is "John Deere models M, 40, 420, 430 and 435." You would have to do some digging to find the post, it was a couple weeks ago. He is in western NY.
by Ray III
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: trailer connector problem
Replies: 21
Views: 1643

Re: trailer connector problem

You are better off plugging in your trailer connector and then noting what colors do what functions on the wires coming out the end of the cord. This cord should be going into a junction box that lets you move an eye terminal to the correct stud with the trailer wiring on it. I found the brake by ho...
by Ray III
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Spark plug wire location
Replies: 26
Views: 1797

Re: Spark plug wire location

If you imagined yourself rotating the distributor cap 180 degrees with the wires still attached, the wires would uncross themselves. So wires crossed is correct if the terminals are on the side away from the engine. The oil specifications call for 10W30 in the engine in summer, 5W20 in winter, same ...
by Ray III
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Digging deaper into my Gearmatic 8a winch - includes pictures
Replies: 32
Views: 6652

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

Thanks, I will do some digging for better bolts. Unfortunately the ones I got say 307 on the head, can feel them yielding when tightening.
by Ray III
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 420c throwout bearing
Replies: 12
Views: 1707

Re: 420c throwout bearing

There are steel balls behind the throwout carrier that push it out on ramps. I think the balls get replaced with whatever people can find, or not at all. They are important, as well as the adjustment of the link to the carrier. Lavoy is right, make absolutely sure everything is correct or you will b...
by Ray III
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Digging deaper into my Gearmatic 8a winch - includes pictures
Replies: 32
Views: 6652

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

The anchor blocks for the tension rods have a third bolt hole cast in them, but never used. Were the side frames supposed to be drilled for an extra bolt? I don't have a lot of faith in the 7/16" carriage bolts meant to secure the fenders. Asked my bolt supplier for the strongest carriage bolts but ...
by Ray III
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Old Starting the New (Starter Circuits)
Replies: 14
Views: 2255

Re: Old Starting the New (Starter Circuits)

I wish I had that many closets!
by Ray III
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Mechanical Fuel Pump Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1062

Re: Mechanical Fuel Pump Question

I have been observing the minimum wage foolishness where I work. They cannot recruit employees, and the ones they have are unproductive and wreck stuff almost to the point that they are being paid to be dead weight. Yet the company thinks they are saving money by refusing to pay a little bit more, w...
by Ray III
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: New OS piston clearance
Replies: 21
Views: 2050

Re: New OS piston clearance

The whole point of honing is to cause oil to stick to the walls, improving lubrication and ring seal. If you are getting bad results after honing, maybe you should let a machine shop do it.
by Ray III
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Making Tall Grass Short
Replies: 12
Views: 2179

Re: Making Tall Grass Short

The good Huskys start with a 3, like 372xp. The 572's are just for swearing at.

My saws are a ported MS460 with wrap handle for falling and bucking large wood, and a MS260 for everything else.
by Ray III
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: What would you like to operate?
Replies: 10
Views: 1825

Re: What would you like to operate?

Dragline excavator.
by Ray III
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: root rake for jd440ic
Replies: 13
Views: 1612

Re: root rake for jd440ic

It really is not that difficult to remove the blade, just pull 2 drawbar type pins and rotate the left bracket clear. If I ever built my own root rake it would be of the type to replace the blade, but with hooks to allow it to be picked up by the blade for transport. And a cage on the upper side for...