New John Deere 4010

Discussion in 'Tractors' started by lrose2, Oct 16, 2002.

  1. lrose2

    lrose2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165


    We love the 4010! Have found a bunch of uses for it and are looking for more. The guys argue over who gets to be the operator!
  2. GreginAlaska

    GreginAlaska Banned
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    Hi Rose, glad you are happy with mechanical problems with it?

    My wife is thinking she might want something bigger...she is now looking at the 4210, 4310, 4410.
  3. Wannafish

    Wannafish LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Do you think you could get YOUR wife to talk to MY wife for a while ??
    I've had my 4010 with FEL and 60" MMM for 2 weeks now and LOVE it! The 4WD, Hydro, and power steering beat my old 9N Ford hands down.
    We bought it for our Nursery and mowing the yards but have found SO MANY uses for the loader I just can't get over it.

    Rented a tiller for it last weekend...that was a mistake 'cause when I returned it I bought a new one my dealer just got in. It sure does a nice job.

    One error in the Owners Manual I have found so far:
    It says to preheat the glow plugs (when starting cold), to turn the key to the "on" position for 3 seconds, then start it. Unfortunately, that is incorrect on this model.
    To Preheat the glow plugs, you need to turn the key to the "Start" position. Unfortunately, now the tractor is trying to start WHILE preheating the glow plugs. To rectify this place the Range Selector into the "H" or "L" position, (the safety lock-out switch will prevent the tractor from starting) turn the key to "Start" for 3 seconds, then place Range Selector into "N" and start the tractor. This sounds more complicated than it is, but the tractor will fire right up.

    I found the 4010 doesn't have the weight to pull my two bottom plow...I removed one share and it does a great job with the "new" one bottom plow. Guess I'll leave the tiller for that and buy a 4810 next year to work up 80 would probably take me until next year with a one bottom plow!

    Make sure you have a counterweight on the back of the tractor when using the front end definitely needs it.

    Good Luck!
  4. GreginAlaska

    GreginAlaska Banned
    Messages: 829

    My wife decided to buy the 4210 Ehydro. It should be here in a couple of days.

    Wanna, that sounds like a strange deal on the glow plugs.
  5. Wannafish

    Wannafish LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    That's what I thought. I tried the "normal" way of starting...turning the key to the "on" position, waiting 5 seconds (didn't hear any "click") then starting. It cranks for about 10 seconds before it starts. When starting as I described in my previous post, it fires right up. Go figure.

    Good luck with your new toy...I mean tool. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do my 4010. And, I hope your wife lets you play with it. The tractor that is...
  6. GreginAlaska

    GreginAlaska Banned
    Messages: 829

    Thanks Wanna, I wonder if they have a wire landed on the wrong position?

    I think I would ask my dealer about the glow plug thing. We had a Ford 1530 and it had a key position just for the glow plugs.
  7. wilsonbh

    wilsonbh LawnSite Member
    Messages: 78

    I just bought a 2003 JD 4010 4WD Compact Tractor with 410 loader. Has a little rust but I hope to paint it and bring it back to "pretty" status. My immediate problem is I don't have any sort of manual for the machine. Anyone have an operators manual in electronic format they could email me? Sure would appreciate it.


    Bill Wilson
  8. GravelyNut

    GravelyNut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,594

    I was thinking the same thing. Having operated an older 4010, I don't think you could find a better tractor to pull a 12' disc. Having also rebuilt it, I got to know it well. Older ones did tend to throw a rod near the rear of the block. And break the steering arms.

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