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#1 AZGreenBob OFFLINE  

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Posted July 10, 2011 - 05:50 PM

Have had my 430 for a week and am finding that the previous owner was not strong on maintenance. I have been on the John Deere subforum and found this one today. Thought there might be some 430 owners on here and I spotted one who responded to my first post. Presently going through it for an overheat. Clean and rod radiator, new thermostat and water pump and all new hoses before it mows again. I am 130 miles from a Deere dealer so this won't happen quickly. Tractor is an '86 with 2675 hours, 60" deck and the rear PTO hookup with a lot of parts missing. Had a 3 point on it at one time. Tractors of this type are very hard to come by in this area so I went for it knowing I was in for some work.

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Posted July 10, 2011 - 05:59 PM

Welcome to GTTalk. The 430 is a nice machine.

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Posted July 10, 2011 - 06:07 PM

:wave: AZGreenBob Welcome to GTTalk! It does sound like you've got some work ahead of you, but those 430's are one heck of a machine! Should be a great tool when you get it all fixed up!

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Posted July 10, 2011 - 06:33 PM

Welcome to GTtalk

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Posted July 10, 2011 - 06:50 PM

Bob, Welcome to GT talk. There are a lot of very knowledgeable members here, so ask all you want and we'll get you answers shortly. The 430 is a great machine, and it will be worth you fixing it back up. Post some pictures when you can, we love pictures.

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Posted July 10, 2011 - 07:03 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments. Here are a couple photos if the system lets me put them in. She's dirty but was running and mowing before the overheat (at 105 degrees outside - this is the AZ desert!).

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Posted July 10, 2011 - 08:53 PM

Welcome to the forum. Glad you and your 430 are here.

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Posted July 10, 2011 - 09:29 PM

Bob, congratulations on your 430. She looks like she has seen some work buy rest assured, 430's are one of the toughest GTs ever built, and I doubt you will get much dispute on that. 430's are well worth your time and effort to get a solid machine. Adam

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Posted July 11, 2011 - 05:43 AM

Welcome to GTtalk AZGreenBob , I remember a neighbor getting his brand new 430 , might have been late eighties , we all had JDs at the time , drooling over it , it seemed so big , very nice machine you'll have when your done , Al

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Posted July 11, 2011 - 06:41 AM

Looks like a nice machine, hope you find the problem soon.

Thanks for the pics.

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Posted July 11, 2011 - 08:39 AM

Adam and everyone;

Thanks for the kind words. I'll be on the phone with the Tucson JD dealer ordering parts for the 430 today. Hope to pull the radiator tomorrow night and get it to the shop for cleaning and rodding. New hoses, thermostat, water pump, fresh fluids and then we'll see what happens next. Thanks for the help. Does anyone have a rear PTO on their machine and could send me a photo of it? Thanks, AZGreenBob

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Posted July 11, 2011 - 08:43 AM

Bob, Jusat a thought, did you make sure the bottom belly screen is not plugged up with oil, grease, and grass stopping air flow to the rad..

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Posted July 12, 2011 - 12:21 AM

Texas Deere and Horse;

Didn't get any manuals with the machine (go figure!) and just have some downloaded files with poor pictures to go with. Previous owner was not strong on maintenance so I ordered hoses, thermostat and water pump today. Radiator is coming off tomorrow and going to the shop. It's an '86 with 2600+ hours so it certainly won't hurt it to pamper it with some new parts and a really good thorough flush. I will do the bottom belly screen when I figure what that is. Any chance of a photo or how to take off the hood and grille without doing any damage to anything? Thanks,
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Posted December 24, 2011 - 05:59 PM

To Everybody;

Been a hard road with the 430 resurrection. I've been traveling a lot for work and had little time for the machine. Deck is done, new water pump, thermostat, hoses, re-cored radiator and a used belly pan are either on or ready to go on. I still have to repaint the hood and put the new belt on the 60" deck but hopefully in the next couple weeks, I'll fire her up and see what happens. Only negative is that it had to be rattle can painting as I don't have a compressor big enough to run my gun anymore but it looks pretty good. Next will be a 3 point hitch, gannon box or landscape rake and maybe a front blade. I"ll post some pictures when she's back together.
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Posted December 25, 2011 - 06:08 PM

Thanks for the update, was wondering where you were.




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