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by Stan Disbrow
Wed Jul 18, 2007 2:05 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 350b rookie update...
Replies: 22
Views: 12290

Hi, I once had a JD350, but didn't need to take it apart other than one issue relating to the injector pump. So, I don't have the experience to tell you what steps to follow. Now, I can tell you lots about a 420, which is the case for most of the people on the board. Not that that information will h...
by Stan Disbrow
Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: JD Crawler Meet
Replies: 6
Views: 4825

Hi,

Are you talking about the Berco guys bringing U/C stuff to the meet, or the meet heading over the Berco? The comment about lots of U/C parts makes me think we go there. That'd be fun.

I don't know if you'd want my dirty old machine anywhere near your shiny new one, though! :P

Stan
by Stan Disbrow
Thu Jul 12, 2007 11:42 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: chipper sheredders
Replies: 4
Views: 3489

Hi, I have the DC-40 with hydraulic feed. It's rated at 4", but one can get closer to 5" thru it if it's soft wood like pine. I thought about the DC-60, but felt that I'd be OK with the 40 and probably didn't have enough tractor to run the 60 anyway. Plus, I did save a couple thousand bucks. As far ...
by Stan Disbrow
Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:19 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: chipper sheredders
Replies: 4
Views: 3489

Hi, Sorry. I missed this, and for a whole month to boot. I have a Patu, made in Finland of all places, but it was what my local dealer carries. It'll take 4" OK, 5" if you slow down the feed to minimum. It has a hydraulic feed, which is great - no wrestling with the stuff. I use it on my JD 4500. Th...
by Stan Disbrow
Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:15 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Everything Is Coming Up "7"s
Replies: 5
Views: 4108

Hi,

It means it's time to drink a 7-up, of course! :P

Stan
by Stan Disbrow
Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:14 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 450 frame to bell housing bolts
Replies: 16
Views: 9237

Hi,

Luck!

;)

Stan
by Stan Disbrow
Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:56 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 420c right steering issue
Replies: 15
Views: 8571

Hi,

Sideways? :P

Stan
by Stan Disbrow
Thu Jun 21, 2007 12:21 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 420 roller lubrication
Replies: 3
Views: 2903

Hi, You're not going to beleive this, but I'm still using the same Socony Gargolye No 10 lubricant that my dad used from Day One. This is from a 5 gal pail that's at least the same vintage as the crawler and probably older. There's still about half of the pail left after all these years. It's really...
by Stan Disbrow
Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:04 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: fuel line
Replies: 4
Views: 2892

Hi, Actually, that filter is within the carb, not the fuel tank. The fitting to which the fuel line attaches at the carb has a screen on it that inserts into the carb body. Often times, when the carb is rebuilt this filter gets overlooked and the screen is easily plugged with sediment that makes it ...
by Stan Disbrow
Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: new AM2011T price?
Replies: 18
Views: 9753

Hi, What bothers me is that while mine are still good, how much longer before they aren't. I don't recall dad ever having to change any, so I bet they are all original. One day, and sooner rather than later, the old girl is going to get a complete overhaul as close to back to new as I can get her. O...
by Stan Disbrow
Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:30 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: new AM2011T price?
Replies: 18
Views: 9753

Hi, I can guess what happened. They last had a vendor produce a run of these ten years ago. That run was priced at $14 and lasted a decade. Now, they're out (or very low), so they had to get more made. So, now the usage rateis down, so the production run is lower, so the price per unit is up quite a...
by Stan Disbrow
Wed Jun 06, 2007 12:39 pm
Forum: Lavoy's Little Shop O' Deeres
Topic: JD40C safety block
Replies: 11
Views: 5039

Hi,

Yep. My 420c, which has lots and lots of well-maintained hours on her, has never had either sprocket come up against the safety block. Of course, she's never had the bearings run out of her, either! ;)

Stan
by Stan Disbrow
Thu May 31, 2007 8:13 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Bio-doesel fuels
Replies: 18
Views: 11621

Hi, I'd have to also be skeptical about such mileage increases from minor fuel changes without also haveing a major change in the power transmission method. If one dumped the mechanical drive system for an electrical one, then I could see it. I.E. the drive sysem of a locomotive, where the engine po...
by Stan Disbrow
Wed May 23, 2007 12:21 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: John Deere 420 Crawler not Starting
Replies: 11
Views: 6355

Hi, Thought about it some more, and I think I know why I have no problem. There's a sheet metal 'flap' that folds up along the bottom of the battery. IIRC, Dad cut a notch out of it long ago, so that the flap folds down clearing the clutch pedal. I bet the issue is that no one else has a notched fla...
by Stan Disbrow
Wed May 23, 2007 8:56 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: John Deere 420 Crawler not Starting
Replies: 11
Views: 6355

Hi, Interesting. My '58 has a clutch type reverser and the master clutch pedal does depress far enough to get the battery in and out. Wonder what the difference is? I don't recall that the pedal position on the shaft is adjustable. Maybe it was a running change of some sort. Mine is so late in the 4...