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where to find a new guage

Discussion in 'Dozers' started by JoshC, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. JoshC

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    I'm look for the transmission temp gauge for an '84 JD 550A crawler dozer. Any have any ideas?
     
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    Hate to ask the obvious, but doesn't John Deere sell them?

    If not maybe go to a NAPA or other parts house and look through their books on gauges for generic transmission oil temperature gauges.

    Or if all else fails go to a Cat dealer and find the oldest parts guy and have him look up a transmission/torque converter gauge for anyone of many older machines. If you can't find a mechanical gauge, if that is what you have now, an electric gauge should work fine as long as you get the matching sender, just be sure it is for the correct voltage, 12 or 24 volt, of the 550A
     
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    Apparently Deere does still sell it, but it's insanely expensive? Stewart Warner is your friend I think....
     
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    Just for fun I did look up the Cat converter Temp. mechanical gauge for an old 966C. Those go for around $75.00!
     
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    The Deere one appears to be electric and a couple minutes online found prices from around $400, upwards to near a grand.... For that price I'd install a damn espresso maker that spit out a cup of coffee for me when it got good and hot!
     
  8. JoshC

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    Wow that you very much. Deere seems to be awful proud of that product!
     
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    And people complain about Cat prices?????

    I did a search online for that Stewart Warner gauge HD21A posted and found one at SummitRacing for $19.29 and that includes the sender!
     
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    I dont complain about Cat prices Volvo on the other hand :eek:
     
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    and Komatsu.....
     
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    Yes and JCB!!! Plus sometimes a simple part is only available as part of an assembly.