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by oldmetalmender
Wed Jan 27, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: got snow
Replies: 43
Views: 16755

Those enclosed cabs look mighty comfortable!! :D
by oldmetalmender
Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: got snow
Replies: 43
Views: 16755

Safe travels Stan.
by oldmetalmender
Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Reverser operation
Replies: 32
Views: 13305

oldmetalmender, we are all in this together. My 450C needed this adjustment made to it and I did a lot of research before doing it. The hardest art for me was getting the pipe plug removed, it got rounded out so I had to remove the top of the trans to get the block off so I could machine it out. Th...
by oldmetalmender
Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Reverser operation
Replies: 32
Views: 13305

Stan Disbrow wrote:Hi,

I honestly do not recall ever hearing anyone say working on a crawler was exciting..... :P

Stan
I like to learn new mechanical stuff. And there is nothing better than making something old work like new. :)
by oldmetalmender
Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Reverser operation
Replies: 32
Views: 13305

Excellent Drloch. Thank you for taking the time to post. I'll be able to do some work next week after the gauge arrives and I get some stuff done for a relative. I prefer to do all my own work. I have rebuilt a lot of things. It's new ground working on this type of equipment. It is exciting for me a...
by oldmetalmender
Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: New turning lathe
Replies: 30
Views: 12519

Looking great. Looks like a brand new tray. I was looking at Craigslist just a bit ago. And it looks like the very same lathe is for sale for 2500. Spokane CL and the lathe is in Deer Park. I wish I could get another.
I'd rather have one like yours Lavoy.. :lol:
by oldmetalmender
Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Reverser operation
Replies: 32
Views: 13305

Thank you Mark. I am still waiting for the gauge and hose to show up. I had 5 gauges in the drawer. All 100 PSI or less. I have a 300 PSI on the way. I am currently using the clutch and going slow on the shifts. I tried not using it and it just bangs to much. Now I am wondering if I was touching the...
by oldmetalmender
Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Reverser operation
Replies: 32
Views: 13305

Thank you Stan. Everyone on this board is very helpful. It is a pleasure to be here.
by oldmetalmender
Sat Jan 16, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Reverser operation
Replies: 32
Views: 13305

Well perfect. Thanks for responding. I'll come up with a gauge and the hose soon so I can get set up for some dialing in. I know this machine has great potential. It has just been neglected by previous owners. And soon, no more contortionist acts to start it. :lol:

Thank you.
by oldmetalmender
Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Reverser operation
Replies: 32
Views: 13305

Well yesterday I needed to do some snow clean up. I definitely have a lot of things needing adjustment. The reverser bangs pretty hard at only 1800 RPM after a slow shift back. I read the manual in detail. I need to start with the engine clutch, the linkages, and then check pressures and timing. and...
by oldmetalmender
Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: got snow
Replies: 43
Views: 16755

Well hopefully it's just late this year. I know everybody needs their snow packs. Listing to the NOAA radio and records set, it seems that this stuff does happen. Hopefully things will cycle around. Last year was light for us. We also had a 26,000 acres forest fire that made it just 2.5 miles from u...
by oldmetalmender
Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: got snow
Replies: 43
Views: 16755

I have enough to share. The long term neighbors say this is a short year. Yesterday I almost could not make it to the main road. The thaw and packed ice on the driveway out nearly stuck our Suby all wheel drive several times. I used the 450 to do the main clearing of ice and the backhoe to clean it ...
by oldmetalmender
Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: got snow
Replies: 43
Views: 16755

Well to top it all off, we got a good 7-8 inches of snow last night and about 10 am it turned to rain. I had to spend the morning in town. Got home and plowed, (with a quad) shoveled, and used the snow blower till dark. I am seriously tired. I just sold a western plow. It was too heavy and I am defi...
by oldmetalmender
Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: New turning lathe
Replies: 30
Views: 12519

Well fantastic ! It's only metal right? :D
I took a look at the first post again. Not too bad really.
Your restoration of your lathe is really something. Definitely two thumbs up!
by oldmetalmender
Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Reverser operation
Replies: 32
Views: 13305

There are few things that need adjusting on my 450. And from your guys input I can see this is definitely one of them. The brakes come in late, the steering clutches seem OK and in my notes from previous owners I see notes on adjusting the brakes and how one of the ratchet springs appears to be brok...