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by psprague
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 450B
Replies: 7
Views: 1276

Re: 450B

I'd keep it stock then. You'll probably get higher resale value than a custom build.
by psprague
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 450B
Replies: 7
Views: 1276

Re: 450B

Not to be discouraging, but wouldn't be easier to get a 'C' model? I think after you were done, you would basically have a non-turbo C.
by psprague
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Woman steals Bulldozer and Crashes into Building
Replies: 11
Views: 2605

Re: Woman steals Bulldozer and Crashes into Building

1954cooter wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:42 am
Topless woman driving a dozer,wow,I'd like to see some pics (of her)..

Cooter
I'll not Google that for you.

I only know cause I got a flyer from my kids school and they said that's what those kids are really using those computers for.

:roll:
by psprague
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Regular Hy-Gard or Low Viscosity Hy-Gard
Replies: 8
Views: 1437

Re: Regular Hy-Gard or Low Viscosity Hy-Gard

Ouch, $180 per 5 gallons, I bet the dealer probably did quote that much. I'm getting the hygard @ $45ish and plain 303 @ $38ish at the mart of walls.


EDIT: Math, I fail at it. $36 gal, $160 bucket. Still icky.
by psprague
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Woman steals Bulldozer and Crashes into Building
Replies: 11
Views: 2605

Re: Woman steals Bulldozer and Crashes into Building

Mine starts with a key and the horn button. I think somewhere along its lineage, someone rewired it with fencing pliers, a dull butter knife and some torn strips of cloth.

Of course, it's different than anything else I have so you just go thru all the combinations to fire it up.
by psprague
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Woman steals Bulldozer and Crashes into Building
Replies: 11
Views: 2605

Re: Woman steals Bulldozer and Crashes into Building

I'll leave the keys in mine, just in case some topless woman wants to joyride in it.

It doesn't have much fuel so it won't be a long drive but it would be epic!
by psprague
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Steering clutch JD 450
Replies: 11
Views: 10215

Re: Setting clutch on a JD450

Very cool! Am heading out to get a bigger lever for the lugs on the sprocket. If I can't get them loose, then the rest won't matter. I got this from my dad, it uses half inch drive and a 3/4 socket with a planetary gear set. I first used a 6-foot pipe on the sprocket bolts and broke a socket. With ...
by psprague
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Final drive
Replies: 5
Views: 973

Re: Final drive

My manual also didn't say to use a sealant and I didn't. Clean it and torque it.

I won't say there isn't seepage though. I highly doubt I will ever have a rust problem on the belly pan.
by psprague
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 450c Ripper Mounts
Replies: 8
Views: 1464

Re: 450c Ripper Mounts

An observation, now that I actually look at the photos.

Are those 3 bar growsers going to pull a ripper?
by psprague
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 450c Ripper Mounts
Replies: 8
Views: 1464

Re: 450c Ripper Mounts

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by psprague
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Poor power from a 450()
Replies: 7
Views: 1351

Re: Poor power from a 450()

I won't pull out to pass someone unless I have a long straight slightly downhill stretch to let it wind out.

Mine will run 4H on the flat. Its quite the cacophony and I've stated before, both frightening and exhilarating at the same time. Kind of like skydiving out of a burning aircraft.
by psprague
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Low track power
Replies: 17
Views: 2638

Re: Low track power

Howdy!

My 'b' book says 170 to 180 PSI warmed up to temp @1800 RPM and you already sound familiar with the shims in the clutch valve.

There also should be a pressure differential across the cooler as well.

-paul

p.s. all bets are off if there is any acorns or blue goo around.
by psprague
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: 450B transmission
Replies: 18
Views: 2759

Re: 450B transmission

#crawlerswithoutborders
by psprague
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: happy birthday!
Replies: 3
Views: 1104

Re: happy birthday!

I'm Paul but you missed my birthday by 11 days :P
by psprague
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: reverser oil flow question
Replies: 94
Views: 13939

Re: reverser oil flow question

I gotta know....

:)