Dead 350B

Post support questions about your JD350 and newer crawler here
Post Reply
Michael S
MC crawler
MC crawler
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:55 am

Dead 350B

Post by Michael S » Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:40 am

A friend has a 350B that has been sitting for several years. We tried to load it onto a trailer and the tracks won't turn. The question is if trans is in neutral should the tracks turn or is there something else we need to do to load it?

User avatar
Stan Disbrow
350 crawler
350 crawler
Posts: 2525
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2005 3:13 pm
Location: Raleigh, NC

Re: Dead 350B

Post by Stan Disbrow » Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:38 pm

Hi,

A crawler moves easier than a wheel tractor with the trans in neutral. Unless it has rusted pins in the bushings on the chains. Then it won't move at all.

Stan
There's No Such Thing As A Cheap Crawler!

Have: '58 JD 420c 5-roller w/62 inside manual blade
Have: '78 JD350C w/6310 outside manual blade
Useta Have: '68 JD350, '51 Terratrac GT-25
Also Have: 1950 M, 2005 x495, 2008 5103 (now known as 5045D)

User avatar
Lavoy
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 9376
Joined: Sun Apr 03, 2005 8:32 pm
Location: North Dakota
Contact:

Re: Dead 350B

Post by Lavoy » Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:44 pm

Brake bands might be rusted to the drums, back the adjustment bolt off and see if that helps.
Lavoy
Parts and restoration for antique and late model John Deere crawlers.
Owner and moderator www.jdcrawlers.com

User avatar
CuttingEdge
1010 crawler
1010 crawler
Posts: 397
Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2014 5:13 pm
Location: Maine

Re: Dead 350B

Post by CuttingEdge » Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:20 pm

Stan Disbrow wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:38 pm
Hi,

A crawler moves easier than a wheel tractor with the trans in neutral. Unless it has rusted pins in the bushings on the chains. Then it won't move at all.

Stan
As a bulldozer logger, this has nearly killed me a dozen times. I kick the machine in neutral, go to unhook my chokers, and then the dozer starts to roll backwards. This is on a grade that my tractor or bulldozer would not roll back on.

My father once claimed a bulldozer could be jump started if left on a hill, and I said it couldn't. I lost that bet.
I have no intention of traveling to my grave in a well manicured body; instead I am going to slide into heaven with a big power turn, totally wore out with busted knuckles, jump off my dozer loudly yelling, Woo Hoo, another Shepard has just arrived!

User avatar
gregjo1948
2010 crawler
2010 crawler
Posts: 727
Joined: Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:58 am
Location: Newark Valley,NY,USA

Re: Dead 350B

Post by gregjo1948 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:09 am

Is the motor running or are you pushing/pulling it onto the trailer? Is there a reverser on it?
JD 350B diesel w/rops & 6way blade, Case 580B Loader/backhoe, Farmall 504 highcrop, International 404 utility, International 284 diesel w/belly mower, 1972 Ford F600 dump truck, Galion 3-5 roller

User avatar
amos
1010 crawler
1010 crawler
Posts: 360
Joined: Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:29 am
Location: Piney Woods of east Texas

Re: Dead 350B

Post by amos » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:47 am

Dozer "rolls" surprising easily when in neutral.Actually pretty dangerous if you're unaware. Lavoy was spot on and I also think your tracks are probably rusted at pins to bushings. Either get a bigger tractor to break it loose or a large winch( think tow truck). Once track rust bond and/or brake bands pop loose she'll roll.
Had issue with the 450C I just finished with track rails being stuck but once I got it operational and few runs in 2H got them pivoting on pins and bushings as they are supposed to.
Pushin hard or diggin deep life is good.
What's ahead is what matters. What's behind is already done.
A fool of a man is he who doesn't ask questions...
God gave us 2 ears and 1 mouth for a reason...

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests