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    Re: How long does hydraulic fluid last?

    Change the filter regularly if it is running cylinders. On my hydrostatic transmission tractor, I have to drain all the oil to clean the sump screen. I just put new in because it is cleaner. Regular...
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    Re: When to do an oil change

    My tractor takes 1 gal of Rotella and the oil filter total is $22. It get changed every spring. This year there was 80 hr on it.
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    Re: Replace R-22 unit or upgrade?

    It is a appt. Go the cheapest route, you never know what tomorrow brings and does no good to worry.
  4. Thread: box blade

    by mfreund
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    Re: box blade

    Get one that covers your wheel tracks at least. I would also recommend a hydraulic top link. Hydraulic top link will double the work you can get done and do a better job.

    FWIW, I have a 72" box...
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    Re: John Deere 425 air restriction indicator

    All I have seen go in to the air filter housing.
  6. Buying Advice Re: Might buy '00 JD 4300 -- What should I look for? What's Good Price?

    What tires are on it? The r-1 or regular ag tires have multiple adjustment to get the tire wider for stability. The r-4 can only be swapped side to side and gain about a extra inch of clearance. If...
  7. Mid-Mount Mower Re: Deere 455 54 deck replacement how to transfer drive shaft

    I put never seize on the gear box shaft when I reassembled mine.
  8. Mid-Mount Mower Re: Deere 455 54 deck replacement how to transfer drive shaft

    He needs to take the drive shaft off one deck and on to another. Not to take the deck off the tractor.
  9. Re: John Deere 4310 does not go forward or reverse

    Does the orange light with what looks like a book flash a sequence?
  10. Buying Advice Re: Might buy '00 JD 4300 -- What should I look for? What's Good Price?

    They are really bulletproof. The wheel seal seems to get damages by things getting wrapped around the axle. Prevent that and should be good. The other thing is to be real easy on the range shift...
  11. Mid-Mount Mower Re: Deere 455 54 deck replacement how to transfer drive shaft

    Try to pry against the old gear box. It should not hurt if you do not get carried away. Then use a soft (aluminum or brass) punch and drive the yoke off the shaft.
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    Re: Nothing Lasts Like a Deere

    Nope, called making an heirloom!
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    Re: Power Reverser Problems JD 4700

    Push the brake pedal down.If it feels hard, you may have the brakes stuck. Check where the brake rods go in to the axle housings. The 4?00 and 4?10 series were known for that. Lube the rods and use a...
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    Re: Kubota vs. John Deere

    What is the purpose of this? To start a brand bashing war?

    Pick what is right for you, no one else matters.
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    Re: Using oxygen tank on its side

    Propane depends on how the tank is constructed. Look at the tanks on a fork truck.

    Oxygen is fine, it is a compressed gas not a liquid. But you need to have it secure in the extremely rare...
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    Re: Brush hog where poison ivy is???

    Brush b gone by Ortho kills it.
  17. Re: auger damaged when shear pin sheared on front mounted blower for Cub Cadet 3235

    The oval will not hurt anything. Put a new bolt in and quit overthinking it.
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    Re: Help me decide to do with some land

    Ask the neighbors on both sides to see if any of them has a interest in buying the property. Win for you, no realtor fees. Win for them, no crummy neighbors or mobile homes!
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    Re: McCain Manure Spreader?

    That is the one I thought of too.
  20. Re: Would your wife notice if you got a new tractor?

    I knew a guy who bought a new tractor and then had the shop put the decals from the old tractor on it. It was a new set of decals that were the same as the old tractor.

    At my house, not until the...
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    Re: Gasoline Fuel Barrel. Should I use it?

    Be sure to treat to prevent the gas breaking down. Stabil or something for ethanol.
  22. Re: Looking at JD 5100E and MF 4610. Which is best?

    Go with the dealer that can support and have knowledge for repair purposes.

    The tracord are close, choose by dealer support.
  23. Backhoe Re: first time owner, first time operator...i broke it.

    What kind of tractor and backhoe?
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    Re: Need some Ideas

    Spray it with a mist of water and then let it refreeze.
  25. Re: Very tight power steering when extreme cold

    My 4310 does the same thing. I know it has done it for at least the last 2 years. I think it helps to turn it lock to lock to get the cold fluid back to the tractor to warm up. Seems to help.
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    Re: John Deere 4310 4x4 want disengage

    Check your fuses, you have lost power to the MFWD solenoid. The solenoid has lost 12v to it and defaults to MFWD engaged. If the fuse is ok, check under the floor on the right side near the pedals....
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    Re: Fuel line question 1949 B

    Then I would think the float is sticking and not allowing the needle to come off the seat.
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    Re: Fuel line question 1949 B

    I would also su spectacular the could be lots of rust in the tank that is plugging the petcock connects to the tank. IIs the fuel bowl empty when it quits?
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    Re: Ethanol in Autos

    Fuel injection vs carburetor.
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    Re: Propane pilot light uses how much?

    I understood the pilot light on say a furnace in the summer kept condensation from causing rust on the heat exchanger.

    May be a old wives tale!
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    Traction Re: Deere 4710 MFWD not engaging

    Glad you got it fixed. I have nevery heard of that, something to look for.
  32. Thread: JD Fuel Gauge

    by mfreund
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    Re: JD Fuel Gauge

    If you disconnect the wires from the sender and connect them and disconnect them together you should be able to move the guage from full to empty. If the guage moves through the full range you would...
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    Traction Re: Deere 4710 MFWD not engaging

    Have you got this problem solved?
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    Oil & Fuel Re: 4210 ehydro how to pull

    Put the range selector in Neutral and go. Be sure to have it hooked to the pulling device before you put in neutral.
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    Traction Re: Deere 4710 MFWD not engaging

    If you had a bad soleniod, the MFWD would be engaged. When the circuit looses power to it the MFWD soleniod defaults to engaged MFWD.

    If you have a tech manual, you have the test.procedure. follow...
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    Traction Re: Deere 4710 MFWD not engaging

    I am thinking you have a bad ground at the MFWD soleniod or the switch is not working. I do not have a 4710 wiring diagram. On my 4310 manual it is a 555 white wire from the switch to soleniod. Check...
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    Backhoe Re: John Deere 110 TLB Backhoe Rebuilt

    Sounds like you fixed it. Restore the power.
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    Oil & Fuel Re: J Deere 4300 starting issue

    Assuming there is not any smoke when cranking it sounds like the relay for the fuel solenoid may not be sending power to the fuel shut off when cold. When cold with key on check for 12v at fuel...
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    Backhoe Re: John Deere 110 TLB Backhoe Rebuilt

    There will be a code flashing on the console if it is not moving. What is the code?
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    Oil & Fuel Re: J Deere 4300 starting issue

    In order to activate the grid heater for easier starting you have to turn key to run and push in on key. Cycling the key on and off would do nothing to help starting.
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    Oil & Fuel Re: J Deere 4300 starting issue

    May be just the cold. Also search thermistor on here for hours of reading.
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    Re: New VS Old. Need help

    I would go with the 4450 ish. More tractor for less money.
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    Traction Re: Deere 4710 MFWD not engaging

    Yes, to diagnose if the problem is in the tractor end or front end. I am thinking there is a reason that it was on the auction.
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    Traction Re: Deere 4710 MFWD not engaging

    The MFWD is set up that if it looses power to the soleniod, it will leave the MFWD engaged. Is it possible to jack up the tractor and get some help to see if the front drive shaft is turning? That...
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    Re: Loose Wheel Kills Driver

    But he was just doing jobs Americans won't do........
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    Re: R-4's: new vs old style

    My 4310 is a 2004 and has the old style R-4's
  47. Re: Can ls dealers refuse warranty work on tractor not purchased from them??

    I would call Manufacturers rep and ask the factory directly.

    I would say no, but if they tell you differently I would buy a different brand.
  48. Re: john deere 855 pto blows fuse when I sit on seat

    Thanks for the update. It really help someone in the future doing a search to get a resolved answer.
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    Re: R-4's: new vs old style

    Not really sure that is possible! :-)
  50. Re: 318 lawn tractor, snowplow, mower deck worth?

    I sold a 1992 322 original condition with 636 hours, mower deck, model 49 snowthrower weights and chains for $2200 this fall.
  51. Thread: Palatine, IL

    by mfreund
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    Re: Palatine, IL

    They are easy to replace. You could look on you tube. Could you post a picture of the broken one?

    Basically, you loosen the castle nut on top. The stud which the nit is on is tapered into the...
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    Re: Vertical storage of brush cutter

    John Deere ships them lag screwed to 18" long 4x4.
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    Re: geothermal questions and possible DIY

    Ours is too dry in the summer. You almost need to turn on the humidifer. Yes we needed to add a humidifer our installer said that it was not needed, but we do in the winter because of the back up...
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    Re: geothermal questions and possible DIY

    I vote for oversize too. Ours is a 4 ton unit with drilled wells for the ground loop. Wish it was 5 ton.
  55. Re: Why are 60" ZTRs so much more popular than 72"

    All the above is what everyone told me when I got my 72" MMM. It does no worse than going from a 46 to 60. The myth continues to this day. Buy the 72!
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    Re: loader is not level

    There is a 24 mm bolt on the front mount that can provide some movement to help level. Not enough for what you have though.
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    Re: Snow Back Drag Blade

    I use a box blade on my tractor to back blade and it works fine. I never have any trouble unless there is so much snow it builds up around the tires.
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    Re: AWS/AWD Lawn Tractors

    I am not sure is you can get AWS ( all wheel steer) and AWD (all wheel drive) on the same tractor. Just letting you know there is a difference in the two.

    I think it will work much better than a...
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    Re: loader is not level

    I would try to disconnect and reconnect to make sure it is attached right.
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    Re: 4300 Range Shifter Broken

    Looks to have the gear at a angle.
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    Re: WTB gas tank for 1948 Huber Maintainer

    Wow, what are the chances of that!? Awesome.
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    Re: WTB gas tank for 1948 Huber Maintainer

    Wow, what are the chances of that!? Awesome.
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    Re: 4300 Range Shifter Broken

    IIRC it was a issue if where the original shaft had a o ring groove cut in the shaft made it weak. Correct?
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    Re: Had my first regen today

    It was too cold out side. The exhaust was too cold to do regeneration. Their wash bay really stunk. That was the same thing all the dealer were doing, but the dealers have exhaust systems to put it...
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    Re: Tarter bull gates and feeders

    I have never heard of them. Do you have a link?
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    Re: Had my first regen today

    Just wait until it is below zero and you cannot push snow because the exhaust is full and cannot reach regeneration temp. Try letting it run in your garage and filling it full of smoke. That is what...
  67. Thread: late hay

    by mfreund
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    Re: late hay

    I was always taught not to mow after Labor Day if you wanted it to come back next year. For what it is worth.
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    Re: Stihl low on power

    Make sure you have 2 stroke oil in gas.
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    Re: Wood Foundations and Ground Water

    With a inspection report it gives you leverage to reflect the cost of replacing the foundation in the offer of the price.
  70. Thread: JD5300

    by mfreund
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    Re: JD5300

    It the transmission is working fine, I would suspect brakes as Tx Jim said.
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    Re: REPAIR HELP - MOWER

    Die grinder or 4" angle grinder and cut off wheel would be how I would tackle the task.
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    Re: Best tool for cleaning radiator while mowing.

    Me too!
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    Re: Wood Foundations and Ground Water

    Time for a local building inspector. We had a whole house inspection done and would not buy a house with out one. When we bought our house the $600 inspection got us a $10000 dollar roof.
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    Re: John Deere 4410 wont move (HST)

    I have a door panel tool from my mechanic days that I use on those barb plugs. Not sure how else you could get them out.
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    Re: John Deere 4410 wont move (HST)

    IF it happens again, it might be worth crawling under the tr side and taking the cover off. Lube the springs or they could be broken. The springs get rusty and then break.
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    Re: I actually like my new gasoline can.

    We have one at work for the weed eaters. Works great for that. If I was using it to put the full can in something it is much too slow.
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    Re: Loader mount bolts loose

    Check the lug bolts at the same time.
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    Re: Sewer line collapsed

    And that there is why we cannot buy dynamite today! OMG that was a funny story!
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    Re: Glad I checked this

    I would look over all of it carefully. If I found anything else, I would demand my money back.
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    Re: Transporting "new to me" hay equipment...

    Just an idea, find a tow truck with a flat bed and get both hauled in 1 trip?
  81. Thread: Bent Rim

    by mfreund
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    Re: Bent Rim

    I would try. If you get it close, I would put a tube in it and get back to work.
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    Re: What model and year is my john deere

    A quick Internet search shows Anderson and Thomas still in business in Madison Wi. They are dealers for Ariens, Simplicity, DR, Scag, Echo, Stihl, Troybilt, and Lawn Boy. My guess is it may be one of...
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    Re: What model and year is my john deere

    Welcome!

    I would have to see the serial number plate to believe that is a John Deere product. It may have a Deere seat and weights, but looks to be a Toro or other professional lawn care product...
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    Re: JD 47 Snow Blower for x595 Question

    Sorry, did not see that. I did a blower from a 425 to x495.
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    Re: What can a X7xx lift on the rear 3ph?

    The empty pallet! Seriously, it would make the front very light before you reached capacity.
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    Re: John Deere 2520 Battery Light

    Clean both ends of the cables and look at ground from engine and chassis. 14.6 is perfect with engine running.
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    Re: john deere 1020 gas

    How did you hook it up? I would expect the sender would have one wire from guage and the other to ground. The guage would have one from battery and other to sender.

    I do not know the right way...
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    Re: JD 47 Snow Blower for x595 Question

    You will also need to swap the hydraulic lines end for end on the hydraulic cylinder for the spout.The lines then will need 4 90 deg fitting. They are standard fitting and expensive from Deere. 1/3...
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    Re: Advise on blade JD 4200

    What do you want to do with it. That will determine what you want, then you can look for brand you want.
  90. Re: JD X739 gas engine spits water (or gas) drops out of exhaust on cold startup.

    Normal.
  91. Re: 1940-1941 John Deere Model H Value/Pricing Help?

    Not running, it would be hard to get $500-700. Need to at least try to get running.
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    Re: Older JD 4020 Any Good?

    It is the standard all tractors try to be. Fantastic tractor in it day, and that day has not yet ended 40+ years later. The gas ones are said to be thirsty. Diesel are very efficient. All parts seem...
  93. Re: Tractor Price Comparison-- Today vs. 4 yrs. ago

    What has not gone up exponentially in the last few years? The Federal Reserve is printing money like crazy, so the value of it is going down. In short, it takes more money to buy the same thing...
  94. Re: John Deere 4600 Series ... front bucket barely lifts

    Did you try reconnecting the quick connects?
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    Re: 2015 Colorado/Canyon V6 MPG

    We have a 2009 Traverse that 1.5 to 2 mpg better than the cluster says. Uses less gas than they predict.
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    Re: John Deere 332 - No cold start

    I live just north of the Quad Cities. About a hour away! Welcome!
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    Re: Straight or swirls?

    Was the metal all the same? I would think splatter and such is caused by contamination. Oil, paint, dirt all cause havoc on welds. Might not be just technique.
  98. Re: "GM ordered dealers to stop selling the new Chevrolet Colorado..."

    I had the first year body style in my 1994 s-10. Never again.
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    Re: Putting block heater in 4310.....questions

    I am following along. Never had my 4310 not start, but block heater would make it easier.
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    Re: Couple value checks...1026R and 4200 with FEL

    I mow my yard with a 4310 and a 72" deck. Just the right size for me.
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