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#1 pulltilbroke OFFLINE  

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Posted June 19, 2016 - 10:30 AM

So just aquired my 1st John Deere, tractor is a 77 400.

After getting it home we got it running and started cleaning it up and fixing some of the minor crap that was wrong.

I've never been a JD guy but I thing this is gonna be one of my main work horses.

It's real weird looking in the yard and seeing a green thing as I'm a Bolens guy

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Posted June 19, 2016 - 11:09 AM

Congrats! As you've said before: your first JD... We'll see, what happens next   :smilewink:


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Posted June 19, 2016 - 11:31 AM

Still got the Kohler in the 400?  


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Posted June 19, 2016 - 11:46 AM

Hardly a scratch on it! Someone took pretty good care of it, or hardly used it at all....kept inside maybe? Nice find.


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Posted June 19, 2016 - 11:50 AM

Yep still has the original k series twin with 746 hours.

It's a surprisingly clean machine
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Posted June 19, 2016 - 12:55 PM

Also what oil is used in the hydrostat? And can someone point me in the direction to get a paper service manual.

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Posted June 19, 2016 - 03:23 PM

Hy-Guard Low viscosity from Deere is your best bet.  


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Posted June 19, 2016 - 03:49 PM

Member hdg4400 (Harlan) usually has a pretty good idea on the best place for finding manuals for the JD equipment.


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Posted June 19, 2016 - 09:18 PM

Thanks cat385B:

 

I just have a number of garden tractor and attachment manuals, many scanned in as PDFs. Sorry, but I don't have any 400 manuals.

 

An Iowa Member lyall who lives in my hometown, posted a link in another topic that has some manuals.

 

http://www.wfmfiles....wnload/manuals/

 

I haven't looked real hard at the info there, but it's worth a look see.

 

Harlan



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Posted June 20, 2016 - 06:15 AM

I sent him a PM with some helpful info! :D


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