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Offline g_man

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John Deere 2010 Crawler
« on: February 12, 2011, 08:15:31 AM »
I am thinking about getting a crawler to work on my woods roads and keep them open in winter. I found an early vintage (S/N 10000) Deere 2010 Crawler with a blade and winch. The winch control needs rebuilding but the rest looks good to an unexperienced eye. Its an old machine from the 60's still running. Thanks in advance for your comments.

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Re: John Deere 2010 Crawler
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2011, 08:28:21 AM »
Have somebody that knows crawlers look the undercarriage and drivetrain over. You can easily spend multi-thousands of dollars repairing a worn out undercarriage.

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Re: John Deere 2010 Crawler
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2011, 08:38:57 AM »
Transmissions and finals are a known weak spot on those. Last I knew parts where getting hard to find also.

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Re: John Deere 2010 Crawler
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2011, 08:59:01 AM »
g_man, I have a chinese knockoff of that dozer. I bought it for junk iron prices. weak points--hydraulic reverser, some models didn't have them, hydraulic pump, alternator, the tracks are a unique design, not easy to rebuild. throws a track at the drop of a hat. It's a simple robust machine, most of the problems I've had with mine are a result of poor quality control.
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Re: John Deere 2010 Crawler
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2011, 09:29:22 AM »
i worked for a jd dealer in the 70's   saw plenty of those. the deisel was not that good gas was much better. track frames were weak dry steering clutchs would get water in the housing made for a rusty mess. unless you can work on it yourself. parts?? a wayyyy better choice would be a 350c ...3cyl. diesel wet steering clutchs

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Re: John Deere 2010 Crawler
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2011, 09:49:25 AM »
I had one in the 80"s, track frame got bent then it would only travel in circles

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Re: John Deere 2010 Crawler
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2011, 09:59:41 AM »
All good info, Thanks. he is asking $5K. Says the under carriage is re built. I am a decent backyard mechanic but have never worked on a tracked machine.
for what its worth here are some pics he sent







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Re: John Deere 2010 Crawler
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2011, 10:12:46 AM »
looks fairly good. track frames on a lot of them bent. looking from the front the ft idlers wouldnt be straight op an down. check rolls they are a real pain to change. check final drives for water metal . steering clutch housing for water rust. this diesel or gas??hydr. reverser?? i remember working on one that a boat yard had with a winch on it broke the crankshaft in two. the old guy i worked with told them the 2010 was junk and buy a 350 an they would have something

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Re: John Deere 2010 Crawler
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2011, 10:22:10 AM »
get at least a 350c or 400g  wet clutch tractor is the way to go.  old crawlers are money pits. I know from experience.  you'll want open center pads too.

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Re: John Deere 2010 Crawler
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2011, 11:12:35 AM »
i have a 450 c, great machine, never had any problems with it. a little 350 with a winch would be great for a woodlot :)
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Re: John Deere 2010 Crawler
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2011, 12:42:54 PM »
I don't care how new or old the machine is.. You use one and they wear out.. Its a fact of owning/operating machinery.. And many times its expensive no matter what.. Just check out the "known" problem areas and any area that would see "normal" wear and tear. If theres a place that will see "Extreme" wear and tear check that out the best.

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Re: John Deere 2010 Crawler
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2011, 12:43:49 PM »
It has the desiel engine. A set of spare sprockets. And a H-L-R power shifter like a 450.

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Re: John Deere 2010 Crawler
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2011, 01:40:01 PM »
if it has a hydraulic reverser get the transmission up to operating tem and see if it slips. it will seem to work fine with cold oil. 5k is a lot

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Re: John Deere 2010 Crawler
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2011, 02:21:31 PM »
bout the only thing those 2010 were not bad at was pushin snow and I am not sure a shovel wasn't more reliable. slower yes but more reliable for  sure

350 400 were a much better machines.
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Re: John Deere 2010 Crawler
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2011, 04:19:50 PM »
Like everybody's saying,a 450B or C are much better,I also worked for a JD dealer in the early 70's,had a 450B loader years ago when i was in the firewood business,with a fresh cutting edge and new teeth was good for grubbing brush,pushing small tree tops and limbs into piles for burning. All i give for a 2010 is what it's worth for #1 scrap.

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Re: John Deere 2010 Crawler
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2011, 09:52:12 PM »
I know the old girl ain't no new fangled 450, but she don't know dat.  :D  She's done alot of work for me and hopefully will  be around for alot more.  ;)



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Re: John Deere 2010 Crawler
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2011, 10:33:54 PM »
nice dozer :)
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Re: John Deere 2010 Crawler
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2011, 10:41:48 PM »
a little smaller 1010 diesel that i use to get logs out of the woods
 


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Re: John Deere 2010 Crawler
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2011, 11:04:29 PM »
thts a nice one 2 :)
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Re: John Deere 2010 Crawler
« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2011, 12:18:20 AM »
He might have had tip pins turned but that sprocket has not been rebuilt of replaced and does show wear, there is still hours left on it but should have had attention at pin time, how,s the wear on the front idlers and are you sure the bottom rollers are good.
You can stand some wear if the price is right and you run it with in mind it's not new and keep up with the maintaince, all it takes is one broken obsolete, unavaible major part and you've wasted your money.

Chet your 450 looks super fine, here's a man to tell you about maintaince and operation, the condition of his cat proves that.
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