4500Z died of fuel starvation.

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prs

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Logan, WV
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JD 650, Ventrac 4500Z AJ02248
Full tank of fresh gasoline. Tank, and lines had been flushed this past summer. Fuel pump fuse good. electric connection at pump 12.45V. Removed pump and direct connected to 12V and nothing. Of course the tractor was about 1/4 mile away from the shop tools. However, way back soon after I bought this Ventrac a thread on this forum mentioned that the fuel pump in this model was not reliable. So, I bought a generic spare from Amazon. The spare did not have the correct electric connection, but transfer of the original connection to the spare pump was easy using those pre-tinned heat shrink inline connecions. Fired right up and worked several hours shreading oak and chestnut leaves so that they don't kill the grass. I will order another OE pump tomorrow.

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prs

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Joined
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Location
Logan, WV
Tractor
JD 650, Ventrac 4500Z AJ02248
Full tank of fresh gasoline. Tank, and lines had been flushed this past summer. Fuel pump fuse good. electric connection at pump 12.45V. Removed pump and direct connected to 12V and nothing. Of course the tractor was about 1/4 mile away from the shop tools. However, way back soon after I bought this Ventrac a thread on this forum mentioned that the fuel pump in this model was not reliable. So, I bought a generic spare from Amazon. The spare did not have the correct electric connection, but transfer of the original connection to the spare pump was easy using those pre-tinned heat shrink inline connecions. Fired right up and worked several hours shreading oak and chestnut leaves so that they don't kill the grass. I will order another OE pump tomorrow.

prs
Follow-up: When I called my dealership to price the OE fuel pump, I was told $140.00 plus tax. I thanked him kindly. Ordered another generic for $11.59 with free shipping plus tax. They are same/similar low pressure pumps, but I will have to adapt the electric connection if/when I need it.

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