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Replacing a radiator on a Ford 4500 Industrial.

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11-24-2021 13:48:44

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Greetings to all. And I hope you have a Great Thanksgiving. I have to pull out the radiator on a 4500 Industrial so it can be repaired. Is there any tips and or tricks on pulling one out ?
I've owned it for about two days, so not much experience. I've ordered a service manual, but I would like to pull it out over this long week-end. ( if possible. ) The tractor about 150 miles away. So I would like to get it right, the first time.

( In theory .....I think it should go like this )
But something going to bit me in the butt. But..I just don't know enough to know what, as yet.

1. Remove the exhaust muffler.
2. Remove the engine bay covers. ( both sides )
3. Remove both the hoses.
4. Remove the bolts holding the radiator.
5. Side radiator up and out to the right side.
Not much wiggle room with the fan blades at the front & the frame at the back.

Is there any thing that I should watch out for.

Anyone with some words of wisdom?

Thanks for reading.

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11-26-2021 17:19:37

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 Re: Replacing a radiator on a Ford 4500 Industrial. in reply to GaryH530, 11-24-2021 13:48:44  
I replaced my radiator earlier this year and removed the hard nose / hydraulic tank. Did not spend a lot of time trying to see if it was possible as I am in the middle of a restoration that included splitting the machine to replaced the clutch, so this was no big deal! I am glad I did though as the hydraulic pump shaft u-joints were not great and were replaced. And the water pump as well since I was there.

I replaced a radiator in my old 555B and had to remove the hard nose as well.

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Destroked 450

11-25-2021 08:48:48

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 Re: Replacing a radiator on a Ford 4500 Industrial. in reply to GaryH530, 11-24-2021 13:48:44  
Good plan but it's near impossible to remove the radiator without sliding or tipping the hard nose forward

You'll have to drain the hydraulic tank and disconnect the lines first

The hard nose is made of 1/2 inch steel and weighs well over 100 lbs, once disconnected the hard nose likes to tip forward so it needs to be supported.

Raising the loader and blocking it gives you a high point to attach some type of hoist to for moving and supporting the hard nose

The good part is a 4500 radiator is the same as one used in a 5000 ag tractor.

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Matt in Oz

11-24-2021 19:49:55

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 Re: Replacing a radiator on a Ford 4500 Industrial. in reply to GaryH530, 11-24-2021 13:48:44  
Hi Gary

Sold my 4500 many years ago so going from memory. Your plan sounds good. If the rad has a shroud removal would give you more room. Like your thinking of not messing with the hard nose and hydraulic reservoir. Might take a look at schematics from either NH or Messicks websites to fine tune your plan. If it were me wouldn't be afraid of removing the water pump and fan as a unit to get enough room. Would have to replace gasket on block for reinstall. Using my memory so could be useless advice. Hope it goes well for you.

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