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Re: John Deere 60 repair

Postby Gary Dotson » Mon Jun 12, 2023 7:30 am

That sounds really good! By the time JD was building the 50/60 series tractors, they were much more refined than previous models and can be seen in the smoothness of your 60 projects idle.

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Re: John Deere 60 repair

Postby ricky racer » Mon Jun 12, 2023 9:21 am

Sounds awesome!! :{_}:
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Re: John Deere 60 repair

Postby ajhbike » Mon Jun 12, 2023 5:01 pm

Congrats! Great job!

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Re: John Deere 60 repair

Postby tldec50 » Tue Jun 13, 2023 6:06 pm

Looks great you did a great job.Sounds good too nothing sounds like an old 2 cyl JD

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Re: John Deere 60 repair

Postby cjet69 » Wed Jun 14, 2023 1:01 pm

:thanx: for the kind comments. I need to make a change in the wiring for the alternator. As it is right now it feeds back and keeps the coil powered up so the tractor doesn't shut off with the switch. Had to pull one wire off the alternator to kill it. I'll be adding a pressure switch to separate the alt. from the coil power at the switch. I think the same thing can be accomplished with a diode also, but I am more familiar with the pressure switch setup.

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Re: John Deere 60 repair

Postby Gary Dotson » Wed Jun 14, 2023 1:19 pm

The diode is super simple and costs almost nothing. All you have to do is add it to the wire that is already there.

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Re: John Deere 60 repair

Postby cjet69 » Wed Jun 14, 2023 2:15 pm

Gary Dotson wrote:The diode is super simple and costs almost nothing. All you have to do is add it to the wire that is already there.

:thanx: for the info.

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Re: John Deere 60 repair

Postby cjet69 » Thu Jun 15, 2023 12:50 pm

Since I already had the pressure switch in hand I went ahead and installed it. The tractor shuts off with the switch now and in the process, it got a new oil line to replace the old rust pitted one. Next time I run into this I will try putting in a diode.

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Re: John Deere 60 repair

Postby cjet69 » Sat Jun 24, 2023 10:59 pm

Got a new water pump, painted it up, installed it, and found it has a casting flaw that leaks water. With haying started now I just won't have much time for this project, so my cousin said to run it over to his place and he can finish it up when a new pump arrives. He is right across the road so I was able to run it over on the small remote tank. I drove it around in the driveway for a short shakedown cruise to check for any other leaks. Now I need to get his John Deere 40 hood painted now that my paint booth doesn't have a tractor parked in it.

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Re: John Deere 60 repair

Postby cjet69 » Sat Jun 24, 2023 11:05 pm

Shot a short video of the test drive.


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Re: John Deere 60 repair

Postby ricky racer » Thu Jun 29, 2023 7:10 am

The tractor sounds great and should be a real workhorse for your cousin! :{_}:
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Re: John Deere 60 repair

Postby cjet69 » Thu Jun 29, 2023 12:34 pm

ricky racer wrote:The tractor sounds great and should be a real workhorse for your cousin! :{_}:


:thanx: When he gets it all back together he wants to plow up a 4 acre field so I will try to get some video of it working.


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