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The skids for JD engines measure between: 2 3/8 – 2 5/8 inches wide and 3 ¼ and 3 ½ inches tall. They were not that fussy originally, the wood was rough cut and run through a planer, a 1/16 of an inch was close enough and they were painted green like the engine.

To mount the JD trucks to your engine when you have it on skids:

It’s a lot easier to lay out the holes using the engine sub base, being mindful of the clearance for the gas tank between the skids and the bolt spacing on the front and rear bolsters for the trucks.

When using the JD cart on the 3hp engines, some people desire to reinforce the axles with 4 solid shafts, these are available in the catalog – check for current pricing.

When using the cast iron Waterloo Boy carts for the 3hp JD engine a set of bolster extensions are required to extend the bolsters to mount to the 3hp skids. These are available in the catalog also.

 

Skids

For both pictured above: Left side shown
7/16” holes, 3/8x5” bolts, 5/16x2” lag screws
Bolster hole spacing for JD cart is 7”

Quanity Part Number

Description

1 E 42R Front Bolster
4 E 44R Wheel
1 E 2131 Handle
2 E 2133 Brace, rear axle
9 1748R Cotter Pin
1 AE 82 Front Axle Assembly
1 AE 83 Rear Axle Assembly

Waterloo Boy Parts List
Part # Name & Description
Quanity
Price
86 Wheel
1
50.00
  Wheel
2
90.00
  Wheel
4
180.00
103 Handle  
20.00
154 Front Axle  
90.00
155 Rear Axle  
90.00
157 Washer, wheel  
.45
158 Cotter Pin (large)  
.50
174 Cotter Pin (small)  
.45
160 Bolster, front  
50.00

JD Parts List
Part # Name & Description
Quanity
Price
E39R Rivet, axle attaching  
.85
E42R Bolster, front  
38.00
E43R Bolster, rear  
35.00
E44R Wheel
1
30.00
  Wheel
2
55.00
  Wheel
4
110.00
E45R Turntable  
25.00
E51R Axle  
36.00
E52R Reinforcement shafts
set of 4
20.00
AE82 Axle, front complete  
60.00
AE 83 Axle, rear complete  
70.00
1748R Cotter pin  
50.00
E2131 Handle  
20.00
E2133 Brace, rear axle
pair
14.00

 

Serial Number Dates for John Deere Type E Engines:
Serial Number Year Number Built
235001 to 235520 1923
520
235521 to 239584 1924
4064
239585 to 251330 1925
11746
251331 to 267415 1926
16085
267416 to 278809 1927
11394
278810 to 293418 1928
14609
293419 to 309640 1929
16222
309641 to 320082 1930
10442
320083 to 324624 1931
4542
324625 to 326377 1932
753
326378 to 327780 1933
1403
327781 to 330830 1934
4050
330831 to 336008 1935
5178
336009 to 340879 1936
4871
340880 to 346131 1937
5252
346132 to 348081 1938
1950
348082 to 349924 1939
1843
349925 to 352434 1940
2509
352435 to 354899 1941
2466
354900 to 355866 1942
967
355867 to 356600 1943
734
356601 to 360791 1944
4190
360792 to 365478 1945
4688
365479 to 367985 1946
2506
Total Production: 132,984