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Join Date: Aug 2011
Re: My JD420 *Lots of pics*
Don't worry-the rockshafts/3 points are the same for the 318, 332, 330, 322, 430, 420, etc. I took the 420 3 point and mounted to my 332 and took my 332 rockshaft and put on the 420. The rear axles of a 430/420 also fit the 300 series tractor as well-they are just longer. The rear frame spacing is the same. Front-no so.
Sight tube-just replace with 1/4 inch clear hose as it does get brittle with time. The 420 I had-still said John Deere on the hose-but it basically shattered. You will need a lower PTO belt pulley for the front. Looking at it you need that and I think there is a guard as well that goes around the pulley as well. If this will only be a blade tractor neither the PTO nor the rear rockshaft are needed. But mowing you will need both.
first year 332 with H3 added X 2, JD 3 pt, JD factory delux seat with flip pan. 430 rear diff. 430 fender deck(have two that are mirror copies of themselves).
Attachments:JD 44 loader, JD 50 inch mowing deck, JD 48 replacement mowing deck JD 47 two stage snow blower, JD Hyd 30 tiller X 2 (one belly drive with 12" extension one rear PTO drive with extension-Jim Briney 3 point mounts), Gannon Earthcavator 42 inch 3 point mount, Cozy cab, JD 20 plow, Brinly 12 inch plow.