Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Snoe Chains

I just had the oddest phone call. A lady called and asked if I was in Jefferson. I said I am south of Jefferson. Then she wanted to know if I had a set of tire chains for a car. I said that I did not have them. Then she said the Walmart store in Jefferson had 5 sets and they were the wrong size for her tires. A Walmart in Jefferson--- You could put all of Jefferson in a Walmart and still have enough room to drive around it. I said "Jefferson does not have a Walmart" and she said I know it does I just talked to them and I am going to NC and need a set of chains.
I think she needed more than a set of chains!

Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts, Will wonders never cease.

Snow

I spoke with 3 of my customers/friends yesterday from Virginia. One had 8 inches of snow still on the ground, one had 30 inches of snow and some of his neighbors had 44 inches ( depending on where they were on the mountain) the other one had about 20 inches. I did not get any snow. I only had cold miserable rain. I guess the good side of this is that I now have the sun shining while they still have snow to contend with.

Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts, Enjoying the Sun!!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Manifolds and Rusty Bolts




Yesterday, I threatened to take the Red Wrench to a rusted up bolt on a manifold. Instead, I used a die grinder with a carbide cutting bit and ground on the nut a little and unscrewed the bolt. Here are pictures!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Manifolds



This is a manifold off of a IH 1086 tractor. I have it sold to a customer and I am trying to get the turbo off of the manifold. I have taken out all of the bolts except one and it will not loosen any more. This requires more than a hand full of tools and a hammer, this requires a red wrench. I have to take it to the torch to cut the bolt so the turbo will separate from the manifold.
We sell lots of different manifolds new and used for tractors. Call me if your tractor starts smoking from under the hood instead of on top of the hood!!
Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts, Listen for the torch to pop!!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

And a few more pictures

And we are still sorting through parts books and an accumulation of papers and notes to get the parts books back on the shelf where we can use them.














Other moving pictures
















Sunday, November 29, 2009

Before pictures of the move

Here are some of the pictures. Enjoy Eric














Saturday, November 28, 2009

Almost finished moving

We have the counter moved and the electricity hooked back up to it and the computers cleaned and reinstalled and hooked up to the network. Moving the counter was the easiest part. After unloading them I jacked each end up and rolled a frame with 4 wheels on it under each end and used the pallet jack to jack the center up on the back of the counter and it rolled easier than a empty grocery cart. Linda and I have remodeled 2 shelves to get our computers off of the floor. I have also rerouted all the network cables so they are not laying everywhere. The counter was moved by 9:30 AM on Thursday morning. We worked all day Thursday (except a short break to go eat turkey at the Smokehouse Grill) and we worked all day Friday and it will probably take all day today to finish and be ready for customers on Monday. First on the agenda today is installing some lights in front of the counter to light up the front of the counter and the sales area.
I hope all of you had a Good Thanksgiving Day!!

Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts, Still moving things around!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Moving

Moving the Sales counter that is!!!!!
Tomorrow morning Linda and I will be moving our sales counter we live behind a little closer to the front door. We are going to build 2 offices behind the counter because i have too much stuff laying on my counter and I need to move part of my work to an office. We already have most everything off of the counter and are waiting for 5 o'clock to get the rest and the computers out of the way. Yes I said computers there are 6 of them here under the counter. I have to shut them down before I remove them and then pull all the electricity out and all the network cables out. So the rest of the day is for getting ready to move. Move tomorrow morning and reassemble everything Thursday and Friday.

Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts. I Hate Moving!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Duh!

I had a customer in a few minutes ago looking for MF tractor parts. I asked him what size MF tractor is it?? And he said a MF 340. I am thinking I have never heard of a 340 MF. He is describing hydraulic lines that hook to the pump and go straight to the back of the tractor that make the lift pick up. I tell him I have never heard of a MF 340 and don't know of a tractor with lines like he is describing. Then he says...........It's got International written on the side of it!!!!!! DUH
It was a International 340. He had even asked the guy with him if it was a MF and he said it was a MF 340 .
It always baffles me when people do not know what they have. Part of his description was a MF with an International engine in it. I have seen Continental engines and Perkins engines in them but never an International engine.

Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts, Puzzling them out one tractor at a time!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

JD 3010 rebuild #6 The Balancer


I started working on the balancer that bolts to the bottom of the engine inside of the oil pan. The gears had more play than I like to see so I disassembled it a replace the bushings and shafts. The picture has 1 new shaft(the shiny one) and 1 used shaft(the other one) and you can seethe new bushings in the balancer housing. The picture also has 1 of my hammers and a socket with an extension. Yes, the socket is on the extension backwards. I have broken the head of the extension trying to loosen a bolt that did not want to be loosened so now I used it as a drift. I put it in the socket backwards to make a bushing driver to install the 4 bushings in the balancer. It worked real good. And again this is my handfull of tools and a hammer!!
Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts, Fixin things

Last Call for Edmund Antique Tractor Pulling


Even Baxter and Baylee like tractor pulls!! However, last Saturday was the last pull for Edmund Antique Tractor Pull. We pulled here for 2 seasons and it was the best facility, best sled ,best track in South Carolina. There were always a good number of tractors there to play but not a lot of spectators. The spectators like the fast, loud tractors and trucks and a lot of smoke and the noise ordinances would not let them run on a Saturday in the middle of the day. I still believe a person should be able to use their property as they wish. After all, they are the ones paying the taxes on it and making the payments on it. And to show how idiotic the county council is another person has bought a sled and will be having pulls in the same county and has been told he will not have any problem getting the permits to have a pull. Same county, same county council, you would think the laws/rules would apply the same to everyone!
This year has been tough on tractor pulling events, 2 in GA have shut down and 2 in SC have shut down. There are 2 in SC that will start up next year, at least they are being talked about .
I wanted to start to work on mine and Linda's tractor but I think I will hold off until I see what the new rules are for the new guys.
Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts, There's always next year!!!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Richland Creek Revisited

Linda pulled in 2 classes 6000 lb & 5500 lb. In the 5500 lb she got a second place trophy. This was good considering it and the 6000 lb class were the largest classes there. There were about 15 tractor in each class. We have a good friend who has pulled there 13 years and only got 2 trophies the whole time. He had told me earlier that I probably would not get a trophy the first time. So for us to get trophies on the first trip is real good!!!
There were 75 to 80 pulling tractors there from several states. Next year we will be better prepared for the track and the competition.

Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts,

Monday, November 9, 2009

Pictures of Richland Creek Tractor Show






















Richland Creek Antique Fall Festival

Friday night I went to Ward SC to the Richland Creek Antique Tractor Pull. I pulled in 2 classes Friday night, 7000 and 7500 lb class and got 2 second place finishes. All of us that were there Friday night like to have froze. It must have been in the low 30's. My second pull was about 9:30pm and I sat on the tractor and shivered while waiting to pull. The pull was over about 10:30 and the time the lights went out it got real quiet fast!!! . I spent the night in the sleeper of my truck and could not hear any noise.
Saturday was nice and made a perfect day for pulling. I pulled in the 7000 lb class and got a first place trophy. Then I pulled in the 6000 lb class and got a second place finish. I think that made a pretty good day! I was the only tractor from SC in each class. The other tractors were from GA and TN.
This was a tractor show and pull. There were over 100 tractors on display anywhere from 10 hp to 275 hp tractors with a lot of different makes and models on display. They were running a JD Thresher that was powered by a belt that was ran to a 2 cylinder JD tractor. There was a wood plane powered by a JD H tractor and it was also ran off a belt. They had the rear tire of the tractor ran up against a post in the shed to hold it in place. There were steam tractors running at the show. There was a sorghum mill running. They were actually running cane through a sorghum mill to squeeze the juice out of the cane. They strained the juice and poured it in a stainless steel pan to cook it. As it was starting to heat up they would scoop the impurities off the top of the juice and then they boiled the juice to make molasses syrup. You could see the whole process from the beginning to the end. They had a blacksmith shop where they were making wagon wheels. The hub and spokes of the wheel were wood with a steel ring on the outside of the wheel.
If you have not been then you should make plans for next year. If you are pulling anywhere in the southeast then this should be a "Must BE There TO Pull" event. It is a little different from anywhere else I have pulled in SC GA or NC.

I will put some of the pictures in the next posts.

Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts, New Pulling Tracks

Friday, November 6, 2009

Schwartz Front Axle Parts


This is a spindle for a Schwartz wide front end. I handle the bushings, bearings and other parts needed to repair the Schwartz front end when they break.
Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts, Front Axle Parts!!!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

New Puller!!


Last Friday evening my newest pulling tractor was delivered! Larry I think I will paint it Orange!! This is a JD 4010 diesel. It currently has a combine engine in it. I think it will be changed to something else, maybe a 466 with a P pump . Well I can always dream!!!!!! Maybe I will paint it green with an orange P-pump. That should make it stand out and get attention.
Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts, Dreams of Tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sunset


As I was coming down the drive Sunday evening the sun was setting and here is a picture. My camera really did not do it justice!
Enjoy

Back To Work!

I got the truck loaded and left the Expo grounds at 5:30 pm on Thursday . I arrived home at 1:30 am Friday morning. I have gotten home as early as midnight and as late as 2:30 am. So it was an average trip home. It is 460 miles, mostly 4 lane roads and Georgia is always working on I95. The last 300 miles took me 4 hours to drive and that includes the 40 minutes I stopped to grab a bite to eat and 2 pit stops. It was a good drive home. The crowd was a lot smaller than it has been in the past. However, I talked to a lot of people looking for parts and I have had several sales since I got home. It was worth the effort! I talked to people about JD 4840 transmission parts, Farmall M pulling carbs, AC CA snap coupler springs, FD 7610 instrument panels, FD 8530 digital instrument panels, rims for a variety of tractors, IH 706 leveling box assemblies, JD 2030 leveling box assemblies, JD IH FD AC MF engine kits, Radiators, Wheel hubs, Sheet metal, Starters, FD fuel tanks, JD 3020 lower lift arms and seats. There was a lot of interest in a lot of different parts.

Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts, Show Times!!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sunbelt Expo almost over

The show has about 1 hour left till closing. Already, several companies have packed up and left. I hope to catch a few late stragglers that might be interested in parts.
Earlier today, there was a 14 or 15 year old girl with her boyfriend walking through the building. It looked like her younger brother was following her walking right behind her. She was wearing a pink T shirt, shorts and cowboy boots. The upper leather part of the cowboy boot was pink. Everytime she would take a step forward, her brother would spit on the heel of her boot. I did not see him miss , so I guess he had had plenty of practice!!! You can stand in the booth and watch the crowd and see almost anything you can imagine.
Hopefully, I will be loaded and on the way home before long!

Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts. driving half the night to get back home!!

Sunbelt Expo ... Last day

Today is the last day of the Expo. At four o'clock I will start to load up to go home. The numbers have been off for this show this year I bet some of the exhibitors will be tearing down and loading up by 1 o'clock this afternoon. I have talked to a lot of people looking for parts so maybe we will sell some.
I normally bring 30 to 40 parts to display at the show. Normally, one part will get 70% of the attention of people walking up to the display. The difference this year is that every part I have on display has been picked up and looked at and asked questions about and priced. I think it shows that more than ever people are looking for an alternative to the pricey OEM parts.
We've got them better prices....better parts....better people to deal with!!!!

I will be in the office sometime Friday. Maybe not quite sane from being from the show but I will be there. Call us for your parts needs!

Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts, still at the show

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sunbelt Expo

I am setting in my booth at the sunbelt expo in Moultrie GA this morning waiting for the show to open up at 8.30. It is 7.43 now, I have to get here early to beat the morning traffic coming in to the show. This is the best time of the day to be here. There is not much of a crowd so you can walk and see everything without having to work your way around the crowd.
Today is the second day of the show. Yesterday was a good day but the crowd numbers were off from last year. I quoted several engine kits and clutch packs and lots of other parts to farmers and repair shop people.
There are lots of exhibits here to look at, just about anything you need to farm with today. Tractors, combines, pickers, parts buildings, vehicles,net wrap, twine, chemicals,welders, a tornado shelter,seed handling,lights,fuel conditioner,fencing materials,tools, and Southeast Tractor Parts for the parts to keep them running! So if you are not here come on down to Moultrie GA for the show. You have today and tomorrow!

Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts, selling parts out of the Georgia branch!!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

JD Engine and Trips

I finally got the balancer in the JD 3010 engine torn apart. It needs new bushings and shafts to fix it. I don't know if I will get it rebuilt before I go to The Sunbelt Expo. The Expo starts on Oct. 20 and ends on Oct. 22. I will be there a day early to setup my booth to display parts . As of now, I have not pulled any parts to take with me to display. I also have to gather up my cards, brochures, computer and display racking to take with me. I will have a couple of busy days to get this together. The Farm Shows I work are the only place that I get to see some of my customers and obviously a place to meet new customers. I have met many people from the United States and have also talked to people from Japan, Turkey,Great Britain,Australia, New Zealand, Puerto Rico,Israel,China,Argentina,Mexico,France,Ireland,Spain,India, and Canada. I'm sure I probably left out one or two because I did not understand enough to communicate with them..
I went tractor pulling last Saturday and here are the videos of my tractor and my competition's tractors. Take a look!

Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts, Another day!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

jd 3010 Engine Rebuild #6


Last night I set the valve clearance and got the valve cover bolted on the JD 3010 Engine. I also got the rear seal installed on the crankshaft. I also got the locks "locked" on the bolts that hold the camshaft in the block. Tonight, I will start rebuilding the balancer that goes in the bottom of the engine and open the oil pump up and inspect the oil pump gears and housing and make sure they are good. Slowly but surely it is coming together!
Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts

Friday, September 25, 2009

JD 3010 rebuild #5



In the first picture you can see Baylee supervising and making sure the timing gears are timed properly. The bottom gear in the picture is the crankshaft and the big gear on the left is the camshaft gear. The camshaft makes 1 revolution per 2 revolutions of the crankshaft. It has to be timed because the crank , camshaft and valves work together to get air in and out of the engine. In a diesel engine it takes air, fuel and compression to make the engine run and create horsepower. I have got the head bolted on the block and have to adjust the valves to finish the top of the engine. I will try to get some pictures of it tonight.
The gear to the right of the crankshaft is an idler gear and it turns an air pump that goes in the hole just to the right of the idler gear. Maybe this weekend I will get it mounted.
That's all for now!
Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts,


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

PARTS

I had 2 customers in today ( well actually several more than that) that told me the OEM dealer price of the parts they were looking for from me. One was looking for a fuel filter head. This is the part the filter fastens to and it bolts on the engine. I sold him one for $10.00 and I made money on it. The price at the dealer was $111.00 The other customer was looking for a clutch kit for a IH 140 tractor. I stock this clutch kit and sell 25 to 30 of them a year. My retail price today is $268.00 . He had just left the dealer and their price was $779.00 . Both of these were people I have known for years and sold parts to for years so I don't think they were pulling my leg.
If you have been to the dealer and got a shock call me the next time and maybe I can save you some money!

Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts,Good Parts -Better Prices-Southeast Tractor

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tractor Pull on Youtube

Yesterday, Linda emailed me a video of one of my pulls that is located at this address http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmYfzhVFkKk&nr=1 .
I was pulling in the 5500 lb Super Antique class and this is the pulloff pull. I was in 4th gear and had a top speed of a little over 9 mph.
I do not know who took the video, but, Thanks! I do not get to see myself pull and see what the sled is doing and what the tires and tractor is doing . I can already see that I should have had the tractor wound a little tighter when I let the clutch out. I was turning about 2200 rpm and should have had it 2700 rpm and popped the clutch and let it run.

Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts,

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Last Saturday I went to the Edmund Antique Tractor pull in Lexington SC . I got two 2nd place finishes and 1 first place finish. The first place finish was a pretty easy win(seeing that I was the only one in the class). There were about 40-45 tractor there for the pull. I had a good friend there pulling his IH tractor for the 3rd time since building a new engine for it. I built the carb and the governor for it.The IH tractor ran real well and he had good power in each class he pulled. In the 7500 lb class he ran out of traction and the motor did not die any at all. In the 8500 lb class he needed more weight on the front to hold it down. If he had put 200 more pounds on the front I believe he would have had a 1st or 2nd place finish.
Yesterday, I had a customer that broke both of the front spindles on his 1086 tractor at the same time. I have never seen both spindles break at the same time. I had 1 new spindle on the shelf as well as the bearings for the hub. However, I had to pull a hub and a spindle to get him going and I like to have never got the steering arm off the spindle. It was all I could do hitting it with a 10 pound sledge hammer to drive the spindle out of the steering arm. Today, my shoulders are paying the price for swing that 10 lb sledge!!!
I have started back on the JD 3010 engine. I finally found the right camshaft with the right gear on it to mesh with the oil pump gear. I will post more as I go on the engine.

Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts, working and playing as I get the time!!!!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

I took pictures of the JD 3020 on the rollback so I could get the front end off of the tractor. My Kodak camera likes them better than I do and refuses to give them up!
I delivered the front end to my customer on Monday and picked up another JD 1020. This one runs good, has power steering, nice tires,straight metal,and 1 remote outlet. Either, the diff lock is hung on the differential or the differential has come apart on it. I will have to pull the rockshaft cover to check it out.
It was a difficult trip, I left home at 5:30 AM and as I was coming into Camden I lost the lights on the rear of the truck...one minute they were shining brightly and the next they were dark and did I mention it was drizzling rain also. I pulled over as I came into Camden and replaced the fuse and they lit up again. I made it to the other side of Camden and they went out again. I found a place to pull over where I could back up against a dumpster and check to see if my brake lights were working and they would work and my signal lights would work. So I pulled the emergency flashers on and down the road I went. I was on the far side of Columbia before it got light enough to cut the flashers off.
On the way home, As I was coming out of Camden I saw a guy standing by the road smoking a cigar wearing only a set of boxer briefs. The last two trips I have made have had guys on the side of the road smoking a cigar. Its just a little weird!!

Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts, hauling tractors and weird guys!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

A Days Work

It is 8:02 PM here . I just loaded a JD 3020 on the rollback truck so I can pull the front end off of the tractor tomorrow. I started out here at 8:00 AM this morning so now I have my 12 in for today. I will try to get pictures of the tractor tomorrow before I pull the axle . I have the front axle assemble sold and will deliver it to my customer and pick up another JD 1020 I bought and kill two birds with one rock!
I talked Steve , A long time friend of mine, today while he was unloading a load of corn out of a trailer into a storage bin while asking his buddy what kind of tractor he had so I could get the right parts to fix it. Reminds me of farming here 35 years ago!! Always in a hurry and never enough time to get everything done!

Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts, Always something to do!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Tractor Pulling 08-21-09

Saturday, I went to Liberty Ga. to pull with Ray Foster's group and I had a pretty good day. I got 2 second place finishes. The track was hard and a lot of us had a problem getting traction. There were probably 60 to 70 tractors there and most of them were the Hot farm class rather than antique. The crowd likes the tractors and trucks that go fast and make a lot of noise.
As I was coming home I was treated to a pretty good lightening storm for about 65 miles before I caught up with the rain in Camden. Then it was 30 to 40 miles per hour all the way home. The mileage one way is 155 miles and about 3 hours to drive it in the big truck. The next pull will be in Lexington SC on Sept 12,09 .

Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts, See you at the tractor pull!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

JD 1020 Fuel Tank



Last night I worked on a JD 1020 fuel tank that leaks fuel out of the bottom of the tank. The tank had rusted out from collecting water in the tank. The water collects in the bottom of the tank and starts to rust the steel tank. My customer had taken this tank to a welder to have the tank welded up but the more he welded the more holes he created in the tank. I have been fiberglassing fuel tanks for 29 years and have probably done 200 or more. Some of the tanks had holes in them as big as my fist and the fiberglass sealed them up . The first picture is where I have cleaned the parts of the tank I am going to fiberglass and the other 2 pictures are where I have put the fiberglass on the tank and am waiting for it to cure. The 2nd picture shows the hole in the bottom of the tank where the fuel comes out and goes to the transfer pump. This tank costs about $1100 at John Deere. I have fiberglassed diesel fuel tanks, gas tanks, plastic spray tanks and plastic fuel tanks. I fiberglassed the inside of a AC WD fuel tank that had more holes in it than I could count because it was the original fuel tank for the tractor and the customer was restoring the tractor. I also have a couple of JD dealers who send me tanks and customers when a tank has gone obselete and cannot be found used.


Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts,Fuel costs to much to leak it on the ground!!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Things you see on the road!

Last Friday, I went to Aiken SC to pick up a Ford 9N tractor I had bought about 6 months ago. It was setting at my customers shop so I did not have to get in a hurry for it. While I was there I bought a Ford 861 Diesel with a bad motor. The 2 tractors loaded my truck bed. I left the shop and worked my out to the interstate and headed home. This was about 10:30 in the morning. I was on I20 headed east and I pass a guy on the side of the road, running, not jogging but running. I was about 300 yards past an overpass that did not have access to the interstate. This is in the country, no houses on either side off the road. Nothing but woods and he is running wide open, no shirt on, about 6 inches of drawers showing above his pants. I did not know someone could run that fast with his pants slid halfway down his butt. As I came up level with him I could see he was smoking a big cigar and it would puff blueish smoke as he breathed out and in his right hand was his shirt balled up like he did not want to get it sweaty. I did not see any cars pulled over on the side of the road before or after I passed him.
Just a guy running on the Interstate.

Eric Benton Southeast Tractor Parts,Running around for Used parts!!

Monday, August 3, 2009

CUSTOMERS

Today, I had a customer in looking for parts to fix his tractor. I asked him What kind of tractor is it. He said it was a big tired tractor just like the one I have out front. The one out front is an IH 300. He described the problem he had and the parts he needed and I thought to myself "It must be something else!" I asked him again what model tractor did he have and he said it might be a IH or could be a AC . I told him that what he was describing did not sound like either tractor. He finally calls his buddy and determines that is a MF tractor. I still do not know what size it is. I should have the parts to fix his leak on the shelf. He just has to split the tractor to find out where the leak is coming from. He really thought that since I had a big tired tractor and he had a big tired tractor that they had to be the same tractor!

Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts, And you wonder why I am confused sometimes!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Rain


These pictures were taken about 1 month ago. Baylee can now run out into the field and hide in the beans. Last night we had 1.5 inches of rain over about 2 hours. This is as much rain as we have had since the beans were planted on June 1st. Hopefully, we will continue to get enough rain to have a good crop of soybeans.
Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts,

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Why Tech manuals are important!

I had a call earlier from a customer looking for an injection pump for a JD tractor. He said his tractor would crank and run but it smoked real bad and did not have any power. I asked questions about what had been done and why did he think he had an injection pump problem. He then said he rebuilt the engine and did not put new rod bolts in it and the rod bolt broke and wedged in the cam gear and sheared the cam gear and nose of the cam off. I asked him how he timed the injection pump and the cam. He said he lined up the mark on the gear with the center of the crankshaft. Which is basically what you do to time the engine. I asked him did he have the #1 piston at top dead center on the compression stroke and I lost him here. He had just timed the cam and pump to the center of the crankshaft. He did not set the crankshaft in the proper position before timing the cam and pump. I figure it is a couple of teeth out of time, close enough so it will crank but not on the money so it will have power. The front of the motor has to come back off to retime the engine.
There are 2 things here to know and remember.
A: Never rebuild a John Deere engine using the old rod bolts! Always put in new ones!!!!!
B: Always follow proper procedures to time your engine when you have replaced timing
components !!!!

Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts, Understand what makes your tractor run, Buy a Tech Manual!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

JD Hydraulic Pump


This is a used AR97872 hydraulic pump off of a JD 4020. It fits several other tractors as well as the 4020, 3020 5010,5020 and others.
I pulled this off to get some other parts off for a customer so I cleaned it up and pt it in stock. I checked it to be sure it pumps and it did pump oil. I do not get very many good used hydraulic pumps most of them have to be rebuilt(new control valve and new seals and whatever else it needs) We also have Reman Hydraulic pumps for sale.
Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts,

Tractor Repair


When you need to work on your tractor this is a source of information on how to fix it. We sell IT repair manuals for a variety of make and models.
Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts,The right info in your hands!!!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Tractor Parts

These are parts I have ordered in for customers over the last couple of days. The JD top link end (the gray part in the pictures) is a RE56211 it fits a JD 4440,4250,4450,4255,4455. Not a lot of tractors this size, use this part on the top link . Most of them have a joint like the one that hooks to the tractor and have a quick coupler on the tractor. This top link end is mostly used without a quick coupler. The handle in the picture with the top link is part number R42495 and is used on tractor from 2510's to 4440's. This is the handle that clips to the center body of the top link. It flips out so you can adjust the tilt/level of your implement. They are prone to breaking.
The IH emblem fits a Super A, Super C and a C. The Battery box cover fits a Super A, Super C,C,100,130,140,200 and a 230.The Throttle assembly fits a Super A, Super C, and a C.











Eric Benton ,Southeast Tractor Parts. Parts for all tractors!