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by B Town
Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Advice wanted on purchase decision between JD 450 and 450 c.
Replies: 18
Views: 5901

If they were similar in condition it would be a no-brainer. But it sounds like the 450 is in better shape than the 450C. If you can store inside, want something to use now, and dont mind occasional dry clutch adjusments go with the 450. If you want a project to work on a slowly and improve the 450c ...
by B Town
Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Reverser operation
Replies: 32
Views: 9564

Lavoy, Can you explain to me what you mean by shift speed can be adjusted, please. My first reverser was the gear-drive type on a 2nd phase 420C. Of course, you had to come to a complete stop with this reverser or face the consequences!! This made me develop the habit of stopping with direction chan...
by B Town
Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:01 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Reverser operation
Replies: 32
Views: 9564

I have had a 450c track loader for about 15 years and have rebuilt a lot of it. Has this problem recently changed or has it been there since the beginning? How much experience have you had running a H-L-R trans? If i run my machine above 2,000 Rpm, direction changes can be violent. To be easier on m...
by B Town
Thu Dec 31, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 450c winch drive/spool valve rebuild
Replies: 4
Views: 1970

I appreciate the #'s and the directions. I'm not sure why I could not find them on my own. I will try to get the parts on hand. Thank you, Bruce
by B Town
Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:36 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 450c winch drive/spool valve rebuild
Replies: 4
Views: 1970

450c winch drive/spool valve rebuild

Im getting ready to remove the 3325 winch from the 450c. I have been unable to find part #'s for the winch drive bearing/seal/gasket and the parts needed to rebuild the spool valve. I have tried my operators manual, service manual and parts manual. I did find some info on jdpc.deere.com in the 350c ...
by B Town
Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: New turning lathe
Replies: 30
Views: 9290

Im impressed with Sears and ordering parts for their older machines. I have had good success ordering parts for my 1 horsepower squarebody bench grinder
by B Town
Tue Dec 29, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Sprocket replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 1927

We try to maximize the use of the front and back of the bushing/sprocket . We push hard going forward and walk distances from job to job in reverse
by B Town
Sat Dec 26, 2015 7:43 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: JD 450C owner intro and frustrating head gasket problem
Replies: 44
Views: 13586

If you are going deep enough to replae the orings, go ahead and do the in-frame overhaul. You can be confident with what was done and what you have. Good Luck , Bruce
by B Town
Thu Dec 24, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: JD 450C owner intro and frustrating head gasket problem
Replies: 44
Views: 13586

Welcome to the site from Western Iowa. Sorry to hear about your dealing with a bad person. It sounds like your head is in good shape. Did you run a staight edge over the block? Im terribly suspicious of the block or the orings in the wet sleeves. Sitting that long is really hard on them. ? Pin hole ...
by B Town
Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Corking a crawler, 450B
Replies: 28
Views: 7846

Here is some good reading

http://www.titussteel.com/our-products/ ... procedure/


preheating will make the high carbon low hydrogen electrode puddle and flow much better. Striking and starting cold with 7018 is not ideal, but it can be done
by B Town
Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Corking a crawler, 450B
Replies: 28
Views: 7846

No damage to the chain even a SALT chain. Only preheating to 300-400 degrees. The big boys will weld one lug per pad. The lug is much less than 1/3 of the width of the pad. They will alternate that lug, one on the left of center the next right side of center. I don't think one way is better or worse...
by B Town
Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Corking a crawler, 450B
Replies: 28
Views: 7846

Willie, I'm sorry I miss read your original post. I'm not certain of the metallurgy of the pads, they definitely need pre-heat. I agree a center piece on one pad and then inner/outer edge pieces on the next pad pattern. This is the pattern Deere used in the two cylinder era of track type tractors wi...
by B Town
Fri Dec 18, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Stuck Winch Cable 350b/arch
Replies: 23
Views: 6995

Dan at Omaha Slings as recommended a 1/2 inch 6X26 cable for my 3325. Korean made is $1.85 and USA is $3.54/ft. I have not pulled the trigger,yet. I thought I would just throw it out there so you have some reference to go by. Good Luck, Bruce
by B Town
Fri Dec 18, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Corking a crawler, 450B
Replies: 28
Views: 7846

I would use weld-on grouser bar steel. There are many different shapes and sizes. I would use a fairly straight profile if I were corking. Yes, is must be preheated and I would use 7018 electrode. Deere sold ice chaulks at one time. Screwed two on per pad. I priced them at $6.50 each. So I started s...
by B Town
Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:05 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Stuck Winch Cable 350b/arch
Replies: 23
Views: 6995

I have a AMBlue steel synthetic rope on my truck. It i very susceptible to abrasion. It doesn't like dirt and must be washed if dirty. Great for rescue/recovery , but I would not put it in the timber with my track machine. Bruce