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Jd 4010 in barn fire and is being rebuilt


 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:59 am    Post subject: Jd 4010 in barn fire and is being rebuilt Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I posted this in the tractor talk forum, but i figured i might as well post it in here too. I saw a 4010 at my bosses farm and he said that a new motor was installed 2 months before it was parked in a barn that got struck by lightning and caught on fire. It burned the paint off the wheels and hoood, but the paint on the engine is still there and all of the gauges are still legible. The brakes and clutch still move but they could be lubricated, they are a bit stiff. It was then parked for the past 7 years since. Do you think that it could be salvaged? What normally is the first to go when they burn up like that. I thought that since the actual tractor wasnt on fire,and since it is pretty much completely mechanical (injector pump, no computer), she could be rebuilt. What do ya think?
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 12:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Jd 4010 in barn fire and is being rebuilt Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Sounds like it could probably be rebuilt to me. Actually, it sounds like it might not even be that big of a job, at least compared to some burn victims that have been brought back. Some guys have rebuilt tractors that have been cooked down from top to bottom and front to back - that usually entails complete disassembly and starting over from scratch. Most of the castings are pretty tough and can survive a lot of heat as long as they cool slowly and aren't sprayed with water when they're putting the fire out. Rubber seals and the like are a different story - doesn't take much heat above and beyond what they see during normal machine operation to damage them. You said the paint is still on the major components, so I wouldn't give most of those things a second thought. I would use the normal procedures you should use whenever reviving any machine that has sat a long time - replace all fluids and filters, drain condensation from the fuel tank, and just in general give the machine a good looking over. Look all over for heat-damaged parts like the rubber boots on the brake pistons, scored wiring that could short out, etc.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 6:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Jd 4010 in barn fire and is being rebuilt Reply to specific post Reply with quote

you know its a good thing you mention the brakes because i noticed a possible leak from the rubber boot that the shaft from the pedal presses into that might have gotten damaged. Keep any sggestions coming!!
 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 5:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Jd 4010 in barn fire and is being rebuilt Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Just to keep you guys posted, shes going in for major overhaul in the winter. Were installing a turbo kit while were at it to boost the power up some. Shell be a beast when were done!!
 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Jd 4010 in barn fire and is being rebuilt Reply to specific post Reply with quote

be careful when putting a turbo in a 4010. too much more power could shell out the rear end then you have more problems then you know. a bigger, beefier rear-end is usually required when you put a turbo in a non-turbo tractor

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