jd crawler HLR adjustment

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jd crawler HLR adjustment

Post by boccop » Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:42 am

My crawler "creeps" a little when I shift into neutral...have to wiggle it to get neutral. My book doesn't show the adjustment for this model. It has a threaded rod "turnbuckle?" that we've freed up but don't know the proper way to adjust it. The machine is a plain old 450 crawler/loader from late 60's or early 70's. Anybody able to shed some light? Thanks

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Re: jd crawler HLR adjustment

Post by Jim B » Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:35 am

Having to wiggle it to find neutral sounds like wear/play in the linkage. Check all pins and joints. The turnbuckle would be the adjustment point, if it is the only adjustable place in the linkage. What book do you have?
Jim

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Re: jd crawler HLR adjustment

Post by boccop » Fri Feb 12, 2021 6:59 am

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Re: jd crawler HLR adjustment

Post by Jim B » Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:38 am

I don't have that one to look through. Strange, but not uncommon there is no info, or it may be buried in a section on something other than transmission overhaul. It appears the early 450Bs had that same shifter set up. There is some info about adjusting both shifters in the 450B manual TM1033. There is a copy of that manual you can access on line to see the adjustment info. Here is a link. https://archive.org/details/John_Deere_ ... ual_TM1033

In the TM1033 manual look at section 50-15-14 for the HLR shifter adjustment. If the yokes, pins, bushings, etc. are worn, you may need to repair those first to get the adjustment correct. HTH
Jim

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