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#1 Pager450n OFFLINE  

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Posted February 02, 2015 - 11:35 PM

Not sure if this is worthy to be on the JD forum.  It does say John Deere, and its green and yellow.  BUT.............its electric, small and not very powerful.

 

Found it locally for $20, PO said  that it would start, possible battery and or elec connection down the line.  I took it apart, checked all the connections, and 10 minutes later it was cruising in low and high gear.

 

 

Im looking to upgrade the drive.  I might look into a more powerful motor, possibly new LED headlights and tail lights.

 

What do you think??????? :D

 

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Kids are gonna love it....Well, so do I.  Me and mamma were riding on it tonight.  Its a tough little tractor

 

 

 


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Posted February 03, 2015 - 12:40 AM

think you got enough suitcase weights hanging off the back of that 400!? i sure hope you dont get stuck with all of that.


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Posted February 03, 2015 - 01:59 AM

think you got enough suitcase weights hanging off the back of that 400!? i sure hope you dont get stuck with all of that.

His JD400 has a Mitsubishi L3E Diesel in it, cranking out over 20 hp... it's a lugging little machine.

 

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Posted February 03, 2015 - 02:11 AM

I see the new addition has the Deluxe seat, very nice.
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Posted February 03, 2015 - 04:55 AM

Can't tell from the pic, but is it 4-wheel drive?



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Posted February 03, 2015 - 07:49 AM

Cute, darned cute.
The kids will love being big like Mom and Dad.

At first I thought this should be in the electrics forum tho, but since its JD, I guess this is fine... :D
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Posted February 03, 2015 - 07:50 AM

think you got enough suitcase weights hanging off the back of that 400!? i sure hope you dont get stuck with all of that.

 

 

I have some hanging off the back, just enough to run the blower or blade. 

 

Smittys correct, the mitsu diesel gives the 400 plenty of ump.  Im getting it .020 shimmed to accomidate a turbo. :D

 

 

Can't tell from the pic, but is it 4-wheel drive?

No its not, but I did find some other big boy forums where the up the voltage and motor drives on these.  My plan is to do just a little more so my girl can plow with me this spring.  Should be a blast.


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Posted February 03, 2015 - 09:29 AM

Here's a couple ideas :thumbs:

 

 

http://youtu.be/3lwLYHrqPYw


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Posted February 03, 2015 - 09:54 AM

Here's a couple ideas :thumbs:

 

 

http://youtu.be/3lwLYHrqPYw

Looks like they were having fun!


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Posted February 03, 2015 - 01:14 PM

Here's a couple ideas :thumbs:

 

 

http://youtu.be/3lwLYHrqPYw

Hey , how can I click "thanks"  a bunch of times????

 

OK, plan B, find broken power wheels, build rolling frame, use a HF motor, and have some fun.  WOOOOHO!

 

Do I propose there be a overgrown kids section that we can post these ideas around?  Would  that be the "off topic" section?


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Posted February 03, 2015 - 02:17 PM


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Posted February 03, 2015 - 03:57 PM

Do you have a thread on the 400?

 

the tractor you could do a dual battery setup and rubber tires



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Posted February 03, 2015 - 04:24 PM

Do you have a thread on the 400?

 

the tractor you could do a dual battery setup and rubber tires

I sure do.

http://gardentractor...-repower/page-1

 

Id look into a larger battery, 12v is ok, I might stack two.  BUT, i have read there are some 18 volt mods out there that have done very well.  Plus, I might check Millers to see how small they have ag tires.



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Posted February 03, 2015 - 04:51 PM

I'm thinking rototiller tired might work good

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Posted February 03, 2015 - 09:03 PM

If all else fails you could always do this. You won't need anything mechanically at all except maybe an Emergency room visit later on.


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