With my limited knowledge of the various models, that's pretty much what I was thinking too.
I'm in contact with family that might be able to help me track the old gal down. One of my uncles had a fair bit of seat time on it. He would know which dealership it got traded at so maybe there's a paper trail or at least a Ser # to be had.
In the meantime, I'm keeping an eye on local CL and other S & S mags in my area for one, tho I won't be ready to pounce until next summer at the earliest.
I use this 420 each winter to cut 8-10 128 cubic ft. cords of wood and haul it out of the woods. And also haul it to mine and my mother's house in the fall. All original except the Kobota roll bar and a Chev alternator with 6 volt voltage regular in it. Loaded tires and some chains and nothing stops it. Also I have viewed a couple short videos on You Tube of a 420 with a front loader.
Yes I agree. Grew up with a 1955 JD 40W with FEL, trip bucket and no power steering. (Pictured) Really hard to steer with a bucket load of cow manure. My cousin is still using it for raking hay and loading round bales.
My 1957 420U does have power steering, what a joy!
I have a set of the donut style weights that are no longer needed, what is a fair value?
I did some searching on the ole inter web and found a set for $250. I really don't know if that's in the ball park, so I am asking the wealth of knowledge here at GTT. :thumbup1gif:
Need to get help figuring out how to find parts to rebuild the frontend of a M tractor. I've looked at the parts diagrams on JD website, non are available. How difficult does the frontend come apart? Is it a straight forward project?
The water pump on my 1956 420 tractor has failed. I was embarrassed by how much play had developed in the bearing, but in my defense, it made no sign it was going until yesterday. The ball bearings disintegrated. I pulled it apart today to see if it was in good enough shape to be rebuilt, and I...
Got a line on a JD 40-u.
If your reading this you likely know way more than me.
I don't even know if this is posted in the Proper section yet....:munch:
Seen a bundle of tarp in a guys back yard and my kid went and talked to the owner.
40-u is all the info I got so far.
Tractor data shows...
Here's a Big Boy John Deer 620 which I restored about 20 years ago for a friend. It was his late Dad's tractor. It was a pleasure to restore and just recently I had opportunity to do some additional maintenance. It's really a champ and was well at home with my 1025r and the 4400. Even much...