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    How many 400s?

    It would be nice to know how many members own 400s. These tractors seem to be the red-headed step child of vintage Deeres. These are great, powerful old tractors and should be recognized. A count would be good, photos would be even better. Here's mine, just ignore the old fat guy sitting on it, he's just extra ballast.
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    There are about 375 individual serial numbers of 400 tractors listed on the registry of the WFM site as seen starting here:

    Weekend Freedom Machines Forum | Vintage John Deere Tractors - View Database - Registry

    While I have never had a 400 model, those that do really appreciate most aspects about these stout machines. They refer to the 400 as the "black sheep" of the Deere garden tractor line, but not derisively but rather with reverence. Most parts are unique to this model so keeping them fully operational is a labor of love for sure...

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    I have one but it's not in good shape at the moment but I need it to be. It's on the list of endless things to do.
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    3025e, D160 loader, Artillian Grapple, Forks, Hoe Bucket, Frontier Land Plane, Rotomec PDH300, Redline Systems 54 inch rock bucket, Heavy Hitch
    400 Garden Tractor, 35a Tiller, 54 inch plow, 60 inch deck

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    I didn't mention that I have two, the second one runs well but needs some work. The three spool hydraulic valve is missing but I have the three operating levers. The front hydraulic lines are also missing. All the sheet metal is there and in pretty good shape. Here's a photo.
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    Take the valve and lines from your loader tractor. It doesn’t need them.

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    I could, but I'm thinking of building a thumb for the bucket and would need one set to power that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CBsJD View Post
    I could, but I'm thinking of building a thumb for the bucket and would need one set to power that.
    You could still add it to the loader hydraulics. It would save several feet of hose. Anyway it was just a thought. I have a 3 point so I do use some of my hydraulics, but the front ports are useless.
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    I've seen a bunch of the valves on ebay, and I could probably fabricate the line sets. Right now I don't have any plans for the second tractor, but may restore it later on. If nothing else, it's a good parts tractor for the other one.
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