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Ron Haass
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Username: Trapperjohn
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Post Number: 643
Posted on Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 5:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Chuck, I have been trying to buy this 430 for about two weeks and I guess I got a little to excited. I'm OK now. I'm good.
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Chuck Van Dusen
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Ron,

Great score on the low hours 430!

The 430 tractors had the parking brake switch fitted from serial number 596048 and up (early to mid-1989 model year and thereafter.) As you know, the serial numbering sequence 'started over' in 1990 with 010001 and the 1992 model year started with 110001.

Chuck
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Ron Haass
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Posted on Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 3:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sorry, I looked again and it looks like it is a 1990.
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Ron Haass
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Bagged another one today. I believe the hours are correct because the engine runs very quite and also the deck. I am confused about the serial number. I'm sure it is a 92 because you have to press the brake down to start it. Those numbers are 114.000 and mine is 11406*. Can someone explain?



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Doug Linton
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Username: 425and300jd
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Posted on Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 6:25 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Tony,
I have the earlier version 54 blade with the locking mechanism on top.



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Tony Schroeder
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Username: Ts_hunter
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Registered: 5-2009
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Posted on Friday, January 23, 2015 - 9:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I noticed on one of my 54 blades that the frame is slightly different. The locking mechanism for the blade tripping is on top and not on the right side.

I found pictures of the two different frames, just wondering if anyone knows the story on the one with the locking pin on top. Perhaps an early version of the frame.

Frame with pin on top:


Frame with pin on right side:
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Jon Gries
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Username: Jag
Iowa
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Posted on Friday, January 23, 2015 - 5:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Roger, Thanks for the info. I will go through JD for those manuals.

Jon
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Kevin Cook
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Well, this on is far from new and mostly white. It might be a way of justifying the power steering parts I have in the garage waiting for me to get off my lazy $@@ and get them on the 300. I'll have to check it out in person. The guy said the front mounts have been welded to the MTD.
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Roger Henning
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Username: Woodpecker41
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Registered: 3-2002
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Posted on Friday, January 23, 2015 - 6:42 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jon G for JD manuals you kind of have to go through JD unless you can find a used one. JD copy rights there written materials and enforces that copy right. Welcome to WFM. Roger
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Jon A Sybesma
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Username: Jon_nw_iowa
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Posted on Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 8:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I worked at kwikway in the late 60's and it was a very well made loader. Was also sold by Sears and painted white. Kwikway is still in business but makes truck accessories.
They are in Sioux Falls SD.
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Gary Parsons
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Username: 3jd318
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Registered: 12-2002
Post Number: 725
Posted on Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 8:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Mine was brand-new in a carton.. I put it on the 420 made my own brackets
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Kevin Cook
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Gary, thanks. I haven't gone to look at it yet. Finally found out my lack of information on it was because it's really Kwikway, but still doesn't seem to be as popular as Johnson. The self leveling part had me a little confused at first, but looks like a practical addition. What was your on? The way it seems to fit on the MTD, I wouldn't like to have to climb around the thing to get on and off the tractor very often. It would be tempting to leave ti on that old MTD.
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Jon Gries
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Username: Jag
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Posted on Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 6:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Where is the best place to get manuals for model 36 and 49 snow blowers?
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Gary Parsons
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Posted on Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 4:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I had one Kevin. I liked the self leveling, worked ok.
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Kevin Cook
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Is anybody familiar with Quickway loaders? I found one that needs hoses and repair on the bucket, but is otherwise pretty much intact. It was left lowered so the rams are still in good shape, Currently partially welded to an elderly MTD (big on with 15" rear tires)
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k b
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Username: Rydplrs
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Post Number: 1375
Posted on Monday, January 19, 2015 - 7:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Today I was reading a product guide from 1992 and in the 300 series section it lists a sickle bar mower for 332's only. Anyone have a picture, or know why they didn't fit other 300 series?
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Prince Bolin
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Username: Princebolin
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Registered: 8-2007
Post Number: 193
Posted on Monday, January 19, 2015 - 11:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Kevin,

Yes, I had to reduce the pic so much, I lost most of those. Back to front is a 1967 3020, a 1972 3020, and a 1967 4020.
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Kevin Brouse
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Registered: 2-2008
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Prince,
Nice collection there. What is hiding in front of the 430 with the MCS on it? Possibly what I would consider to be 'Vintage' too.
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Mike Duwe
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Username: Mikeduwe
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Post Number: 10503
Posted on Monday, January 19, 2015 - 10:39 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Daniel might still have air in the lines between the pump and injectors. Did you bleed those?
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Daniel Burks
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Posted on Monday, January 19, 2015 - 8:17 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks. i will post it there
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Ryan Pigorsch
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Username: Ryan214
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Posted on Monday, January 19, 2015 - 7:14 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Daniel, you will receive better answers if you post in the Restoration and Repair forum under Hydrostatic Tractors. Welcome to WFM!
Ryan
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daniel burks
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Username: Gomer_pyle
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hi, i just became a member after doing a lot of searching and multiple people suggesting i come here with my questions. the search here has been informative but i'm still having problems.

i have a jd 332 with 724 hrs. i used it all summer with no problems. i try to start it every 4-5 weeks in the winter but things happened and it didn't get started for about 2 months. i have been fighting with it for the last 6 weeks. i went to start it one day and it would only turn over with a heavy whitish gray smoke. i checked the glow plugs and 2 tested bad, so i replaced them with ngk y103v. also, it was only getting 7 volts to the plugs. i traced it back to a bad connection at the gp controller, which i replaced. i would not start, so after getting frustrated i walked away. the next day it started fine. then it would not start again! i had a fuel leak at the injection pump so i pulled the male fittings and replaced the 0-rings. i test for fuel flow at this time and it was good according to my dealer. it started that day great. now it won't start again!! i have not checked compression partly because i don't have a gauge and mainly because it runs too good when it runs. one person on a forum suggested that the injectors and injection pump need to be sent in to be cleaned/rebuilt. i want to be 100% sure of this before i tear it down and incur that much cost. as suggestions?
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d crazyhorse
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Posted on Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 10:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Mr Prince , congratulations, that is a awesome collection.
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Bob Wallner
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Post Number: 629
Posted on Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 9:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Prince, sweet collection!
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Brent Edmonson
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Prince
Nice fleet! The open frame hydrostats and 140's seem well represented.
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Prince Bolin
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Username: Princebolin
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Registered: 8-2007
Post Number: 191
Posted on Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 2:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Finally got them all in one spot with some of the bigger siblings

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k b
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Username: Rydplrs
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Post Number: 1370
Posted on Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 4:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

403 miles, 2 110 sf, sx 85, 140h3, 317, 318, 39, 46 power flow, 49, sleeve hitch weights and other goodies. It was a good day. The 318 is nice 92 with 670 hours. If I wanted another keeper it would be staying.



I had to try it out.

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