General help and support for your Lindeman through 2010 John Deere crawler
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Getting ready to install a 2-53 back into a 440 crawler with an 831 loader. As I was looking it over it seems like some time and effort might be saved if the radiator and related items were installed on the engine before the unit was but back in the chassis. Does this make sense, or am I overlooking something? Never done a 440 before, so any help appreciated.
I don't remember ever installing an engine with the radiator already installed. Seems like an easy way to damage the radiator and there may not be enough room to clear the trans. input shaft.
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
I installed the engine assembly today with the accessories mounted, meaning radiator, fuel filter etc. All went well, except I didn't realize the skid plate had a slight upward bend in it, which caused interference with the engine oil drain plug. Dropped the skid plate about a 1/4" and the assembly went in like it was on rails. And now there's no wrestling with radiator hoses and those related items. Tomorrow I'll hook up the electrical system and it's ready to go. Wouldn't hesitate to go this way again.
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