420 John Deere

Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:38 pm

I have called everyone i can think of with no luck i need pistons for a 57-420 John Deere .045 over if anyone can help i would be thankful.


Re: 420 John Deere

Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:49 pm

2010 Valu-Bilt catalog lists piston/rebore sets and ring sets for the 420, 430, 440 engine and +.045 bore.

Since Valu-Bilt lists the pistons, they are available.

Forget calling. You frequently know more about the tractor and wanted parts than the person answering the phone. The needed parts are probably not listed in their computer.

My suggestion is to Walk in the auto parts store where they know your face and ask. Next stop would be another auto parts store, any tractor dealership and John Deere dealership. -- Some place where they will take the time to look the parts up in their catalogs.

Any good machine shop can also obtain the parts. If they want to do the research.

Re: 420 John Deere

Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:48 pm

Thanks for the help Eugene i will try them and hopefully have some luck from the info i have received from everyone i have contacted only one or two companies are casting the old parts one of them said they would start casting some of the older parts in aug.one distributor informed me that his supplier said they were not making anything older than 1950.


Re: 420 John Deere

Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:31 pm

It may be that Valu-Bilt/ CT Farm and Country is offering discounts on orders for those who first request the 2012 catalog. They do show pistons sets in standard 4 1/4", +.045, +090 and +.125.
Given the price and value of those engine blocks, if the +.045 will not clean up the bore, I would have the block sleeved.

Re: 420 John Deere

Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:58 pm

FINALLY i have pistons for the 420 rebuild .045 over about a hundred dollars more than last year BUT i got free shipping :D.i don't how true the vendors i talked with but i was told that only two companies were casting the old pistons i hope it's not true.


Re: 420 John Deere

Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:12 pm

Glad you found the parts!---They are getting harder,and harder to find every year!---I have a 420 that has loader and backhoe for it,---think its a 1956! great little tractor, real handy for lighter jobs!---like all small guys, it has limits! thanks; sonny

Re: 420 John Deere

Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:25 am

Sonny i realize this is an IH website but if the diehard IH fans ever plowed bottom land on a cool fall night and listened to that putt-putt sound we might have a few converts.but when it comes time to plant and cultivate the little cubbie can't be beat.