I just bought a j.d. 300 loader/backhoe, which I believe is a 1970. I havent had the chance to get it running yet, but I believe it is something simple, it was running fine when I went to look at it before I bought it. I am going to replace the battery, because the old one is dead anyway, as well as clean up some of the battery cables. If it still dosent work, I might have to get a few pointers. My other question is if anyone who owns this machine might tell me where I could find a parts/service manual fairly cheaply. Also, is there anything I should know about this particular machine? Thanks, Dan