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#1 HoosierGrass75 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 21, 2014 - 09:46 PM

Just picked up a 1988 JD 430 Diesel today. 60" deck, 20hp Yanmar. 1629 hrs and in great original condition. Mowed about an acre this evening getting used to the hand operated hydro. Pretty tough old tractor and runs like a top. I'll post pics if someone can explain to me how to add pics here.
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Posted June 21, 2014 - 09:51 PM

:welcome: to GTTalk!
Sounds like a nice rig, pic help can be found here: http://gardentractor...file-uploading/
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Posted June 21, 2014 - 10:01 PM

Thanks! I'll see if I can figure it out
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Posted June 21, 2014 - 10:01 PM

WELCOME!


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Posted June 21, 2014 - 10:08 PM

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Posted June 21, 2014 - 10:08 PM

Hey it worked!! Cool
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Posted June 21, 2014 - 10:14 PM

Nice 430!


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Posted June 21, 2014 - 10:14 PM

good looking

welcome to the forums


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Posted June 22, 2014 - 05:51 AM

Welcome to GTTalk. That's a very fine 430 especially if it's original. Obviously a well maintained tractor. Congratulations on owning a very sought after GT


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Posted June 22, 2014 - 06:30 AM

Welcome nice ride you have there


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Posted June 22, 2014 - 08:20 AM

Welcome to the forum! Nice looking 430! She should last you forever with good care.
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Posted June 22, 2014 - 04:30 PM

Thanks everyone. I just finished mowing my 4 acres with it. It did wonderful. Not so sure I like the seat but may look at some adjustments on it later this evening.

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Posted June 25, 2014 - 11:26 AM

Getting ready to have Rim Guard put in my tires. It should add 88# per tire. Still looking into a seat fix. The only thing I don't like about the seat is how it jerks forward when I slow down or let off gas a bit. Seat is comfortable enough, but I would like to try something different. Any ideas?

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Posted June 25, 2014 - 01:13 PM

It looks like your 430 has a suspension seat frame. It may need to be rebuilt, if it has play in it. You may be able to use the flat springs, like on a 332.


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