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I have a 1996 JD755 MFWD HST. It has 667hrs showing on the meter but I don't think this is correct. The hrs. have not changed since I bought it last spring. The tach works but the hour meter does not. Is there something I can do to fix this outside of replacing the whole unit? I have run it about 10 hrs since I bought it. Everything seems to be ok with the tractor mechanically. It has 45psi oil pressure at idle and 53psi at PTO rpm after reaching operating temp. Doesn't smoke or use any oil that I have noticed. The engine feels pretty tight with reasonable power. The first day I used it, the temp got up pretty high. It smelled hot but did not boil over. My left foot got pretty warm though. I stopped the tractor and started checking it out and found a couple of issues. The prescreen and radiator were blocked rather badly with debris. The fan shroud was missing and there was no thermostat in it and the wire pulled from the temp sending unit. I guess the previous owner was having heating problems also. I pulled the radiator and had it cleaned and checked at the radiator shop, bought a new shroud and stat from the John Deere dealer and installed. Flushed cooling system and added new coolant. I also added guages for the Temp and oil pressure. Not a fan of idiot lights. I also changed engine oil and filter and Hydro oil and filters. the tractor temp has reached 165 degrees last summer under load. My left foot hasn't overheated yet. Sorry about the long post. Tim Herron(Bone)
 

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I was so long winded that I forgot to ask. My tractor is is painted black and green. I have noticed that most I have seen restored on this site are painted solid green. My engine, transmission and front axles are painted black. Is this the proper color scheme? I want to repaint but want to do it in the original color scheme.
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I have a 1996 JD755 MFWD HST. It has 667hrs showing on the meter but I don't think this is correct. The hrs. have not changed since I bought it last spring. The tach works but the hour meter does not. Is there something I can do to fix this outside of replacing the whole unit?
I don't think you can fix the hour meter, especially if it's all-electronic with an LCD display.

You can buy hour meters online. If mine needed replacing, I'd buy an hour-only (no tachometer) meter and mount it somewhere inside the engine compartment (not close to the engine), rather than mounting it in the dash. After all, how often to you need to check engine hours?

Google on "electronic hour meter" and see what comes up.

I have one I'll sell for $20 + $5 Priority Mail USA shipping; see the photo below. I bought it to measure the time our home HVAC compressor runs, but replaced it with a Linux single-board computer that monitors both compressor stages, the fan, and the energy-recovery ventilator (ERV), and serves Web pages so we can check hourly/daily HVAC usage in a browser.

The meter works on 6VDC through 40VDC. It has about 8 hours on it.

Contact me privately if you're interested in buying this meter.
 

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My tractor is is painted black and green. I have noticed that most I have seen restored on this site are painted solid green. My engine, transmission and front axles are painted black. Is this the proper color scheme? I want to repaint but want to do it in the original color scheme.
Thanks, Tim Herron(Bone)
All of the pictures I see on a Google search are as you described. Black frame, axle, engine, etc.
 
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