TD25 International DT-817 engine
Posted 27 April 2012 - 04:48 PM
Torque converter powershift.
Anyone have first hand mechanical and operational experience on this big guy?
Posted 28 April 2012 - 05:55 AM
Posted 28 April 2012 - 07:27 AM
IH 4866 4wd tractor and there have been some comments in the Red Power General forum about this problem. Several engines were trashed because of dusty field conditions and neglected air filters. I think parts availability is a problem and expensive. The engine is a good engine and a power house. The dozer is a power house also. There are several 25s about 30 miles SW of me that are in use. A local farmer has one in a IH 4866 4WD, no problems. There is a person on ""Heavy Equipment Forum" that runs them. He goes under the name "TD 25C" My self, ACHD21A with an AC 855 at 300hp. It is pleasure to run a big dozer.
Posted 28 April 2012 - 07:36 AM
The 817 was a great engine, lots of power, they will pour some smoke under load, sad part is they were made long ago now and parts are getting scarce and costly to rebuild. I would just evaluate it's performance, condition and wear......no matter how good things eventually wear out........
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 07:57 AM