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Re: Pros and cons of JD 2440 2640

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Catskill Pete

02-09-2013 16:03:20
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Yes at least some of the 2640.s have a heating issue. It doesn"t show up until you have run.[worked] it for 3 or 4 hours on a warm day. But you will see the temp gradually increase to the red range. I always blamed it on too big an engine for that 2/3,s radiator set up. I don"t think it would be an issue if it had a full sized radiator. It never gets hot enough to cause problems, but it still makes me nervous. Thats the situation on my own 2640 and a friends. You can reduce the issue by keeping the radiator fins cleaned out, its much more sensitive to that situation than your average tractor. And if you are wondering the engine has been resleeved, the water pump was new and the radiator core cleaned, its seems to be a design issue not a condition one.

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tomstractorsandtoys1

02-09-2013 17:50:51
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 Re: Pros and cons of JD 2440 2640 in reply to Catskill Pete, 02-09-2013 16:03:20  
Around us the dairy farmers would use them for loaders and then put them on the silage blowers so they got a hard workout in hot weather.With silage there are lots of fine dust blowing around and with the loader somewhat restricing airfow a 2640 would get hot fast.Between Dad and me we owned atleast a dozen of each and I always liked the 2440 a little better.For a chore or haying tractor you probaly would have very little problem.

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