"new' 420 crawler loader with winch

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jdemaris

"new' 420 crawler loader with winch

Post by jdemaris » Sun Jul 20, 2008 2:08 pm

I've been searching around northern Michigan for a small crawler for over a year now. I live 1000 miles away but have a small farm up there. I have many crawlers here at home, but would not try to truck anything that far.

Just found this Deere and bought it - seems it was a very good deal. I still have not actually seen it but am going there next week. Luckily my wife's parents live in the area. I saw it adverstised in the local newspaper and had my father-in-law go over, run it a bit , check it over, etc. Also had him get some cash and pay for it - and I put a check in the mail to him.

It was advertised as "Deere 420 dozer $3500". Ends up it's not a dozer - it's a crawler-loader with a winch. It has new bottom rollers, new steering clutches and brakes, new pins and bushings PLUS and extra pair of tracks. All the tracks have the high dozer grouser pads. It's also been changed over to 12 volts via a Delco 10SI alternator. The guy also included a OEM Deere parts and tech manual. Bought it all for $2500 - plus an extra $40 for trucking to my in-laws house.

I don't usually like buying anything without checking it out myself - but this seemed to good to pass up. It runs perfect, no smoke, runs smooth, and steers well. Winch was a big bonus since the seller didn't even mention the crawler had it.

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Post by H-D » Sun Jul 20, 2008 3:25 pm

Looks to me like you got a bargain,way good under carriage & the rest for free!

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Post by Toivo1037 » Sun Jul 20, 2008 3:43 pm

Nice find.
Where abouts in Northern Mich?
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Post by jdemaris » Sun Jul 20, 2008 4:56 pm

Toivo1037 wrote:Nice find.
Where abouts in Northern Mich?
The 420 was in Lachine. My in-laws live about 20 miles away in Alpena. My properties are in the next county over - Presque Isle - in Hawks and Case Township.

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Post by Tractor 850 » Sun Jul 20, 2008 5:01 pm

Nice find!
The only thing better than finding what you're looking for is getting a deal on it.
Best of luck with your new crawler.
Dave

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Post by Toivo1037 » Sun Jul 20, 2008 5:27 pm

Just around the corner really. I am headed down to the Rogers City airport tomorrow morning to do some work!
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Post by CELSESSER » Sun Jul 20, 2008 9:35 pm

Small world, I am over in Gaylord.

Neil, Have you got the 440 back together? Hows the reverser work? Looking forward to the pics of the hopefully "final " assembly!

Chuck
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Post by Toivo1037 » Mon Jul 21, 2008 3:04 pm

My 440 is back together, however I have not fired it yet. I want ot change all the fluids and such first, and I have been just too busy at work.
My 310 was delived last week too, and I have not been able to play with that either.
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Post by Ray III » Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:49 pm

Sweet deal!

Since the winch was "free," you won't mind sending it over this way... :P

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Post by klittle » Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:02 pm

I wish the tracks on our 420 were as good as that.

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Post by NNAATZ » Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:05 am

nice crawler, i have one just like it, less the winch but have a PTO. it amazes me some times what that loader will do. i also have made "quick-tach" mounts to hang a HD9 bradco hoe on the back.

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