New 430 owner in AZ
Posted December 25, 2011 - 11:11 PM
Posted December 27, 2011 - 11:37 PM
Still working on her. Question for those out there. I bought a front extension bracket but found that the rod is tack welded in place instead of having snap rings. Is it still usable for mounting a front blade? I'd appreciate a photo of one installed on the tractor. Haven't been able to find a photo of one installed.
Posted February 13, 2012 - 08:16 PM
Posted February 13, 2012 - 08:34 PM
Posted February 13, 2012 - 08:42 PM
Edited by pchili4, February 14, 2012 - 06:03 AM.
- AZGreenBob said thank you
Posted February 15, 2012 - 02:03 AM
Welcome Bob,nice tractor.If i had a lead on a 430 i would drive quite a piece to get it!
Posted February 15, 2012 - 04:57 PM
Posted February 16, 2012 - 01:01 AM
Work has been really heavy and a lot of travel. Deck is sandblasted, repainted, and ready for a lube change. Tractor is mostly back together. Got a few odds and ends and a couple of bad wire connections to fix. Unfortunately, I have another work trip coming up and won't get it finished till I get back. Appreciate all the good comments and advice. All fluids changed except the deck gearbox., that is next. New hoses, belts, water pump, thermostat and all that jazz. She will be a running fool when I git'er'done!!!
Posted February 19, 2012 - 06:48 AM
Posted March 28, 2012 - 08:45 PM
Back home after a month on the road. Hope to get to the 430 in the next week or two after my taxes are done. A few odds and ends and then she'll be running after about 9 odd months. Anybody out there have a 60" deck under a 430? I'm trying to change the belt but it looks like I have to remove a pulley to do that and want to know which one is the easiest to pull. I have tried to inch the old belt out between them but no dice. Once she's running, I'll have to decide whether to keep her or the LT155. I live in an HOA and I can't fit the 430 in my shed. Door is too small and I will probably catch too much flack if I try to keep it outside. We'll have to see.
Posted November 30, 2012 - 05:02 PM
Been bad about keeping up with posting my progress. Still working on the 430 but we're making progress. She is also now fitted with a 3 point on the back. Every time I think I've got everything done, I find something else. I have a transaxle leak around the shaft that would run the rear PTO. New seal is ordered but not here yet along with a couple odds and ends for the 60" deck. Has anybody replaced one without cracking the tranny case? I really don't want to do that if I can avoid it. I just discovered last night that none of my lights are working (Headlights and Taillights) so that is the next battle. I did a little investigating and it looks like the PO rewired a separate switch for the taillights and just capped off the other wires. I will be doing electrical troubleshooting this weekend. I'll let you know what I find.
- twostep said thank you
Posted November 30, 2012 - 06:39 PM
Posted August 06, 2013 - 01:36 AM
- Utah Smitty said thank you
Posted August 07, 2013 - 05:49 AM
I am looking for someone to just stop by his shop and take a couple pics if the motor and get a feel for the guy.
Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks, Tony
Posted December 08, 2013 - 12:16 AM
Its been a long time since I posted, two layoffs and three jobs has cramped my style but the 430 is done and ready for a new home. Everything has been corrected except a small hydraulic leak somewhere around thebrockshaft actuator. With the 3 point on now, I can't tell if its the actuator or a fitting. I'll keep looking. Any hints howto find it?
I live in Northern Utah-- I have a 420--which is the gas powered brother of your 430. Is yours for sale? I have a fellow from Idaho interested in my 420, and I'd love to have a 430.