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by Stan Disbrow
Fri Aug 05, 2005 7:50 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: MC spark plugs
Replies: 6
Views: 5143

Hi, The Autolites have a difference in the way they work the ground, so the spark is a bit more open to the combustion chamber. In the older all-fuel engines, meaning the M and the 40, which have lower compression, it appears that the Autolites produce a faster flame propagation than the Champions. ...
by Stan Disbrow
Wed Jul 27, 2005 11:38 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Scarifier on 440?
Replies: 6
Views: 4186

Hi, Thanks again, for refreshing my memory. I can picture the 440 finals in my head now that I've read your description. It's been a while since I've looked at a 440, as in 20 some years. I was just looking at the underside of a 420 this past weekend, as I was going over everything before putting th...
by Stan Disbrow
Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:16 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Scarifier on 440?
Replies: 6
Views: 4186

Hi, Thanks! That's what I thought - that one would use the 3-pt hitch on a 440 the same as one would on a 420. I'm unsure as to just what Deere did differently on the 440 final drive housings vs. the 420. I know that I'd not put a scarifier on a 3 pt on the 420 for fear of cracking the final drive h...
by Stan Disbrow
Tue Jul 26, 2005 1:05 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Scarifier on 440?
Replies: 6
Views: 4186

Scarifier on 440?

Hi, Here's an interesting question: Do you think that a 440, with heavier final drives than a 420, could handle having a scarifier mounted onto the rear without busting the poor, old thing? I have the opportunity to add my uncle's 440 to my dad's 420 (oh, no! the rampant machine collection disease i...
by Stan Disbrow
Tue Jul 26, 2005 7:41 am
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: JD crawler
Replies: 2
Views: 3067

Hi, Could be a 440. They're 'the same thing, only different' vs. the 420. They went to a weldment on the nose, as opposed to a tin radiator shroud and seperate brush guard. They also had the dash from the 430, and used a flatter hood. This would make it appear like a 420, 2-cyl engine and all, yet a...
by Stan Disbrow
Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:42 pm
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: 1958 420C Model 62 Blade
Replies: 2
Views: 6233

Hi, So, *that's* what one looks like with paint on it! :P I dimly recall when mine had paint on the track frames, but I was only a kid in grade school at the time and it's been long gone for a long time. There's paint on the rest of mine, under the usual dirt/oil film. My yellow stripe on the hood i...
by Stan Disbrow
Thu Jul 21, 2005 3:27 pm
Forum: Early model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Source for Track Shoe Bolts?
Replies: 4
Views: 3723

Hi, Standing up isn't much of a problem. My 420c has ice caulks installed in place of the pad bolts. These have conical shaped heads and stick well above the stock bolt heads, about half the height of the cleats on the snow pads. They're meant to help hold the machine on ice, and work much like stud...
by Stan Disbrow
Thu Jul 21, 2005 9:37 am
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: Can I come into the sandbox and play with y'all?
Replies: 10
Views: 8737

Lavoy, Yes, I can bet you have a few stories to tell. I grew up in a tractor shop and have seen my own share, although there were few crawlers in our area. You'd have worse crawler stories than I do, I'm sure. We did have one guy with four 350's, though. He dug ponds. He'd take two onsite - one to w...
by Stan Disbrow
Wed Jul 20, 2005 3:58 pm
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: Can I come into the sandbox and play with y'all?
Replies: 10
Views: 8737

Jimmy, Hmmm. Might be even closer than you think. The wife's screenprinting business, PKD Screenprinting, is on 401 practically across from Wake Tech (that's our local community college, so other folks reading the mail might understand the reference). Now, if you're a bit North of Revel's, then you'...
by Stan Disbrow
Wed Jul 20, 2005 2:32 pm
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: Can I come into the sandbox and play with y'all?
Replies: 10
Views: 8737

Hi, Yes, they *are* a disease, aren't they. I already have the multiplication problem. We just bought a X495 riding mower last month. I know that's not quite in the same league, but it *is* Yet Another Tractor! :) Besides, I'm always on the lookout for unloved iron alongside the road, so I never kno...
by Stan Disbrow
Fri Jul 15, 2005 3:45 pm
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: Can I come into the sandbox and play with y'all?
Replies: 10
Views: 8737

Can I come into the sandbox and play with y'all?

Hi, I just tripped across this site by accident, and it looks like a place to hang out to me. :) I have a 1958 420c, 5-roller, with 62 blade and differential-style direction reverser. I grew up with this machine, since it was my dad's. In fact, of all the machines I have, this one is #1. My uncle ha...