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  1. Vintage Lawn & Garden Tractors
    Last season I inherited an ‘89 JD 420. The previous owner had upgraded the engine to a 23hp Briggs and Stratton Vanguard. Tractor worked well for me all season then after one mow the PTO (mower) wouldn’t shut off. Parked it in the driveway and it wouldn’t restart, getting the classic solenoid...
  2. Vintage Lawn & Garden Tractors
    Hi all (again), Just had the steering column spring a bit a leak ( understatement, sizable amount of fluid gysered out and leaked onto deck, hopefully not killing too much of the grass). Am I going to have replace the whole steering column or does it make more sense to replace the seals inside...
  3. Vintage Lawn & Garden Tractors
    Hi all, I'm currently having an an issue on a JD 420 where the tractor will either show no response at all to the ignition key being turned, make a single click, or start after making atypical grinding noise and run until the parking brake is released ( so 10 seconds or so ). The tractor is...
  4. Vintage Lawn & Garden Tractors
    I was starting to lose power/transmission slipping, so I took it in to the dealership. The first thing they did was (somehow) test the charge pump and told me it was shot. Replacement charge pump, rebuild kit, parts, replacement transmission - all LONG out of stock. They said that would need to...
  5. For Sale
    I have a complete 60" mower deck, including driveshaft and connecting bars. No holes. Comes with extra blades. All in very good condition. $575.00 for local pick up or extra for shipping. 203-915-2474
  6. Wanted to Buy
    hi all, the guy before me decided the best way to increase torque from the 420's front pto clutch would be to weld the rotor to the armature. he then rigged a vice-gripped lever to loosen the belts enough to disengage the belts from the constantly moving engine driven pulleys. the first time i...
  7. Vintage Lawn & Garden Tractors
    I recently picked up a 332. It fires right up and runs great. However when you move the hydro lever forward the tractor moves but not very fast. The same happens in reverse. The hydro lever feels sloppy and just not right. I pulled the fender deck to get a look at the linkage. Are there...
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