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 04-09-2011, 23:22 Post: 177862
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Hi, had a few questions about a John deere 4400 tractor. Don't know too much about tractors but wanting to learn. Looking to buy from a private seller not sure of year? (thinking 2000) Not sure if 4x4 plus not hydrostatic. The seller is a widow just wanting to sell in a hurry. She is asking $8000 for the 4400+300cx 60in loader +box scraper+ bush hog+ loading forks. Was wanting info; if a good buy? Any real problems w tractor?And where I could find a good set of turf tires? I do landscaping also where the vin num is located on tractor? Thanks for your reply
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 04-10-2011, 09:38 Post: 177874
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 John deere 4400 tractor questions?

The year is not part of tractor identification and they don't have VINs. That one is 4WD, I'm pretty sure hydrostatic, low price if works well. No problems I'm aware of, especially with its (cough) Yanmar engine.

Tire sets are costly, there are rarely bargains in turfs, and you may want rims too. Any JD dealer or farm tire shop can set you up.

If you get it, either make sure it includes the manuals, get replacement documents from a dealer, or get operation and service lessons from a dealer or other owner.






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 04-10-2011, 14:18 Post: 177881
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Thanks for getting back so soon. Seller does not have manuals or papers on tractor but I test drove everything felt and looked good. Small things broke flashers plus rip in seat but tractor ran well also eng. Sounded fine but is not hydro. It's 4 speed with clutch plus 2 rear breaks. Witch is ok but how much will that take away from selling price? Tractor has cleat tires on front and back. When u say it's 4x4 is that all time? Because I didn't see any buttons or levers indicating 4x4. Just nervious about buying something I'm not completely familiar with.
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 04-10-2011, 18:06 Post: 177885
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$8000 for all that is a very good price. Its a 12 speed syncro shift with a fwd rev lever. 4wd lever is on left side of platform down below parking brake.

How many hours?

The only minor concern is the front axle and if it has been upgraded. If not you should not make really tight turns on hi quality turf the steering geometry (sp?) has the outside tire gougeing the turf. All that said I would not be concerned about it for the price.

The tractor does have a vin and a dealer would know about the upgrades on it. I had to go look JD calls it a serial # the tag is just above the axle right side frame.

Take it out and find a downhill grade that you can use 4th gear C range and see how transmission sounds going down hill holding back.

I check in a couple times a week. If u need something asap send harvey "at" odyssey "dot" net I'll get right back to you. Mine's a 02. 1795 hours. So is been worked some.






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 04-10-2011, 20:11 Post: 177888
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Thanks Harvey. I have read about the upgrade on the front axel. Is JD upgrading it for free or will it cost me? Hours = 597 I have talked to the local JD dealer here in KY they said it was almost unbelievable. I was unsure to completely believe him cuz he was trying to push new tractor on me soon after he said it. I have used a hydro many times but only once or twice. Would you happen know where I can get a ser of turf type tires? Used or new? Thanks Tony






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 04-10-2011, 20:34 Post: 177889
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Tony, I don't think you will get deere to pay for the axle upgrade now. That was something they offered to original owners that had turf tires and had problems with scuffing the turf. The "kit" required a new axle, steering pump and steering valve. the parts to upgrade are still available if you find you need it, but it is pretty expensive. There is no problem with the original axle and some people got along with it just fine in turf conditions. It is possible yours has been upgraded or it might be new enough to have had it from the factory. If you post your serial number, I can check it for you.






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 04-10-2011, 21:00 Post: 177891
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Ok sounds good I do my have it now but will get it asap thanks what does the abc knob? Like I say I'm not 100% sure of myself with this type of trans. I have always used hydro. Thanks






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 04-11-2011, 04:51 Post: 177894
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The A range is the great granny gears, B range is the middle ground I do 95% of my work in that range, from mowing to log skidding, C range is for the road.

I have turfs. There are LOTS of discussions on here about tires. Do not rush into a set use it with the "I assume" R4 industrials lots of guys use them with no issues on turf.

Every now and then some one has a set to sell or swap.






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 04-11-2011, 10:03 Post: 177897
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Harvey;
You mentione checking 12/12 transmission by going downhill on fourth gear C range to listen for signs of trouble. You have me curious, what is the issue to check for. I curently have a 4310 12/12 and previously had a 4300 12/12. I seldom used C range only for short spurts down the road, 99% of all workis in B range and once in a while like with the tiler I use A range.
To the question on turf tires, if the op's tractor has R-4 tires the damage to lawns etc. is almost zero, certianly not worth the cost to switch. I've had R-4's on both ttactors and never saw any lawn damage, R-1 ag tires would be a different story tho.
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 04-11-2011, 11:52 Post: 177898
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Frank can not remember the exact deal but seems there was/is a thrust bushing the caused a chatter on deacceration. It does it in B 4 also.

You've seen some of the loads of wood I abuse mine with I think. I am not concerned about it. They did have a message or pip out on it mine was replaced. Trans was not sealed correctly IMO. I have a oil drip now and for the past 6 years or so. I'll split the housing and reseal the summer as I hit the 2000 mark.






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