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Need some 400 information

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I'm looking for a project tractor, and a 400 could be a possibility. From what I remember, it seemed to me that the 400 turning radius was not as tight as the 420 or 430's I used a long time ago.
Tractor data lists turning radius for 420/430 at 2.2 feet but no info on the 400.

Does anyone have a manual or spec sheet for a 400 that would be willing to look it up ?

Also I'd like to know if the later (79-82 ? ) 400 had tighter turning than the '75 -78 models ?

Were there any other changes from early to late 400's that you guys can think of besides the stripe and number color on the side of the hood ?

It's been a long time since my experience with these and I'd appreciate your help. Thanks
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Did you notice improved turning with the 420 ? Or was that just my imagination ?
Found my service manual. It doesn't say anything about the turning radius. If you are really concerned about turning radius then I recommend you look at the 425/445/455 series of tractors. They turn really well plus they made an AWS version.
If they have foot hydro control- forget it. I want steering brakes
I've seen lots of posts on here about trouble steering with a blade or blower.
Guess what? JD had the answer with steering brakes in the 1960's but discontinued them for some unknown reason. They also gave you positraction at the same time.

I really just would like to know if the tighter steering for 420/430 was my imagination- I really don't think so but ya never know.

Perhaps a couple of you guys would be willing to do a little experiment......
This is definitely my kind of website !

Cool info Snoop, I appreciate you taking the time !
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