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Title: John deere 350
Post by: 4430jd on May 15, 2015, 09:18:35 PM
anyone in the forum working with a john deere crawler loader. I recently found a 350 model and have a  few guestions. Thanks.
Title: Re: John deere 350
Post by: WH_Conley on May 16, 2015, 08:54:35 AM
I had one years ago. 350, no letter after the number. If I remember correctly mine was a 1965 model.
Title: Re: John deere 350
Post by: sharp edge on May 16, 2015, 09:07:46 AM
Let the ? roll, before you disappear. :o

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Title: Re: John deere 350
Post by: shinnlinger on May 16, 2015, 06:08:36 PM
@mbunten mbunten@  I forget how to tag, but mbunten has a 350 dozer he has been thru and I discussed a loader/hoe unit with him I was looking at.  He seems to know a fair bit about them so ask away.   
Title: Re: John deere 350
Post by: Mbunten on May 20, 2015, 09:17:19 AM
4430jd,

I have a JD 350 crawler dozer, which I'm fairly familiar with, but I dont know a ton about the shovel dozers.  I know from talking to a local retired JD mechanic, some of the problems with a hoe can be premature sprocket wear depending on how much traveling you're doing with the hoe on.  Another problem area with these smaller crawlers was the bolts that hold the reverser to the transmission housing, and the sideframes cracking from the stress of something like a log arch or a hoe hanging off the back.  Again, these are great little machines in my opinion, but they have a limit. If they arent pushed past that limit, you'l get many years of service from it. Im sure there a lots of other guys on here that could comment or have way more knowledge than I do....

Matt
Title: Re: John deere 350
Post by: grweldon on May 20, 2015, 02:03:24 PM
I own a 350B crawler/loader.  I know a bit about it.  Enough to know that the 350 and the 350B are slightly different, not necessarily in good ways either!  I may be able to help.  Mine is down at the moment.  Will need the engine removed for diagnostics but it does run.  It's down now because the rear main seal is slinging so much oil into the starter that it kills the starter.  I'm sure I'll find more wrong than just the seal when I get the engine out...
Title: Re: John deere 350
Post by: coxy on May 20, 2015, 08:32:00 PM
I can help to    I have 3 running 350-b-c  and 3 for parts have been looking for a d but cant find one around here   that way I have them all ;D some of the straight 350s had power steering and some did not they work off a pump on the front of the motor   the Bs work off the  reverser much nicer   the bucket loader track frames would bend also from picking way way more then there suppose to  :D  great little dozers we have had the old 350 over 35years and still runs and does its job when needed all have winches  but I like the 350c the most 22years and no steering clutches have rebuilt the blade a few times over the years and put 2nd gear in it 3 times I have books for all so if any one needs any info just let me know will be glad to help
Title: Re: John deere 350
Post by: snowstorm on May 20, 2015, 09:08:43 PM
a toqure converter in a 350 jd........no
Title: Re: John deere 350
Post by: coxy on May 20, 2015, 10:07:03 PM
sorry   reverser
Title: Re: John deere 350
Post by: gradetracy on May 28, 2015, 10:34:19 AM
I got one from tractortool store recently, and it is a great option, I guess. Works fine for me, nothing is wrong
Title: Re: John deere 350
Post by: grweldon on May 29, 2015, 07:45:54 AM
I got one from tractortool store recently, and it is a great option, I guess. Works fine for me, nothing is wrong

What exactly was it that you got?
Title: Re: John deere 350
Post by: sharp edge on June 01, 2015, 09:57:34 PM
I thought 4430jd would disappear after reading the name of his town.

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