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Re: JD440B blood
« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2016, 06:51:21 AM »
I have always found some metal in the sump strainers and magnetic drain plugs of old equipment. I agree with coxy rinse the strainer out and put it back together.  Things are always wearing out (people too) If I had a strainer it would be full of bone chips from arthritic joints.

 As long as it can get the job done and you are keeping the filters clean keep using it.

 If you start having issues with the trans or hydraulic system then start worrying about it.

 I had a clunk when running in the 4-7 gear last year. I found metal and a chunk of gear in the sump. I cleaned it out and now it runs fine 800 hrs later. I do not use 4-7. Eventually I will swap out that trans with my parts machine and rebuild it ;but for now it gets the job done 
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« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2016, 01:28:45 PM »
Thanks again guys. There is no substitute for first hand knowledge, which you all so generously provide.  I worry more than most about my old girl and I'm trying to ease up on that more and more! She pulled great yesterday. I should be focusing on that!

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Re: JD440B blood
« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2016, 11:48:17 AM »
One thing that always drove me nuts about the 440 fuel systems was the screen over the pickup tube in the fuel tank. Over time it will accumulate a lot of dirt and restrict the flow of fuel. All you have to do is remove the fuel line where it enters the transfer pump and blow compressed air back through the fuel line to dislodge it. I had a 440 years ago that required this daily. Eventually the guy who owns the local hydraulic shop assembled a replacement pick up tube that we welded into a newly drilled hole in the top of the tank. The old 440's are good machines and will do the job for you, but you have to learn how to make them work for you.
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Re: JD440B blood
« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2016, 04:42:06 PM »
there like a one and a half second delay in the winch after pushing the lever forward. Is this normal?

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Re: JD440B blood
« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2016, 07:44:27 PM »
Yes. my 540A has that delay also
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Re: JD440B blood
« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2016, 10:27:07 PM »
started this one late...

Napa tractor trans/hydro keep at least one pail in the crummy...

my fuel line took a poo when I bought mine, hence the super cheap price, I pulled the drain in the bottom of the tank and ran a new hose out of it, couple of adapters and away we went. (granted this took several weeks of trial and error and an epa superfund site in the driveway but hey its a money maker now)

there is a slight delay in the winch pull, the winch is pto driven but hydraulically controlled. So sometimes it takes a bit for the clutch to engage and the brake to let go, if it pulls hard the brake works I wouldn't worry too much.
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Re: JD440B blood
« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2016, 10:29:04 PM »
Also remember to check the fluid level in the winch regularly, same fluid as the tranny, and same filter as the motor (which I find odd...) but if it gets low it will start acting a little goofy.
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