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  1. Awesome will give them a try! I'm kind of in the same boat so considering buying a 3rd for spares hahaha
  2. Awesome, thanks guys! BTD6NZ, I'm in Marlborough and have 9514 and 20469.
  3. Great thanks guys, will try my luck and see what I find. Are the rollers rebuildable?
  4. Thanks for your help guys, I ended up getting the track frame off, but took a bit of work. Have stripped the final drive now so I know where I'm at, looks like the problems mostly stem from a lack of oil, and the oil that was in there was rusty as! I'm going to need new bearings for the bull gear and a new bull gear along with a clutch support bearing and the inner bevel drive adjuster that suports the release bearing at the inner end of the clutch. The sprocket drive gear is a bit chipped/pitted but I think given the amount of work it's going to do it'll probably be OK, the bearings for the sprocket hub however are water damaged and although they don't spin fast I think I should probably replace them. The next issue is that it looks like the lower track rollers are all pretty worn so I probably need to sort them. Do you have any advice on where it's best to try and find these parts? Thanks again for your help!
  5. Hi All, A couple of years ago we up and moved our young family from the city out to a 30 acre block for a spot of country living and a good excuse to get myself a crawler. Our property is quite steep in places, it needed scrub clearing, some tracks putting in and we have a lot of trees to harvest for firewood so a crawler made sense. I was looking for a crawler with a three point linkage and a pto for driving a post driver, slasher/mulcher and for dragging a ripper/pipe layer, this requirement made it hard to find the ideal machine. Long story short after a year of looking I found an early BTD6 that had good hydraulics, tilt blade, a three point linkage and was in reasonable condition all round, only problem is it was on a different island and some 1000 km away. I arranged to have it delivered and within a couple of weeks of it arriving there was a late model BTD6 advertised for half what I paid for the first and it was only 20km from my property. So I did what any reasonable person would do and brought that one to, which has given rise to a lot of ribbing from friends/family/work colleagues!! This second BTD6 had rough hydraulics but was meant to be mechanically fine otherwise as it had had recent engine, gearbox and brake work. I got it home and discovered the left brake was a bit odd, it would jam occasionally and the pedal would pulse as the machine was moving. Unfortunately whilst moving it so somewhere to check out the brake it lost drive to the left side. As the clutch lever was operating in a strange manner I was hopeful just a steering clutch rebuild was in order. I stripped the top off and got to the clutch to find a handful of large ball bearings in the bottom of the housing and that the drum was floating up and down, not such a good sign. So with the clutch out it was obvious that the pinion bearings and the steering clutch support bearing had all failed and had also broken the bevel drive bearing adjuster. At this point I was not so enthusiastic about continuing but I got in to it and have everything undone and am ready to pull the track frame off, it was way not as hard to get it all apart as I thought. So now I'm at this point I am a little stuck and am hoping for a little advice, I've undone the 4 nuts that hold the track frame to the diagonal brace but I can't separate the two, is there more to separating this that just undoing the 4 nuts? I've also noticed that all the track rollers on that side are flogged out so will need to do something with them, from the reading I've done this sounds like it might be hard to find parts, I haven't as yet red any stories of people rebuilding them. Does anyone had advice on how I might attack this problem? Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated! No doubt I will be a regular on here as I think I have a bit of a project on my hands! Please excuse the low quality photos, was getting dark tonight so my phone was struggling! Mike
  6. BTD6 - New owner questions

    Awesome, thanks Mike, that's exactly what I wanted to know re the clutch, will have a look at adjustment, there is a load of mud down the side of the gearbox behind the lever so it may just be that it's stopping the lever coming right back. As for pto thanks for that info, there is a 554 nearby so I might go have a look at the pto on that. Makes sense that you might want to disconnect drive from your implements while still driving crawler too. Did the BTD6 pto have a clutch? Thanks for your help!! Mike
  7. Hi All. I'm Mike, I'm from New Zealand and I've just recently purchased a 1958 BTD6. I've always liked the idea of having a little crawler and having recently moved to a little hill block now seemed like a good opportunity. I wanted something to drag some firewood off the hill, cut some new tracks and to run a mulcher to knock over some old dead gorse a broom. I came across this BTD6 that had recently had bearings and seals in its final drives,brakes/clutches relined along with a range of other work. It also has a three point linkage and a hydraulic tilt blade which is nice! Over all it needs some tlc but it is almost 60 years old! I have a few hoses to sort, a bit of wiring to tidy, a few bonnet and side panel bolts to find and I think maybe a crook glow plug to sort as it starts up on 3 cylinders but soon comes right. Next on the list will be oils in the final drives etc. Then i need to work out how to get an operational pto. Hopefully I get my workshop manual sometime this week! Anyway I have a couple of questions that I am hoping some of you here might be able to help with. 1) The main clutch I have to hold the lever back to keep the crawler moving, the opposite of how a clutch on a car operates. Is this right, it seems like it might be meant to be that way? 2) Out the back of the gearbox there is a spline shaft that an extension shaft obviously would connect to to run a pto or winch on the back. I'd like to find/have made a coupler and shaft to bring this shaft out the back. I think there was a gear box that bolted on the rear to reduce this to 540 rpm but I'll probably have trouble finding one here. I was thinking that maybe this shaft would be near enough to 1000rpm I could just convert a mulcher to take 1000rpm? So is that a bad idea? Is there any chance the shaft at the rear of the gearbox is a generic spline or will I have to have a special coupler made? Thanks in advance for any help, it will be much appreciated! Apologies for the newbie questions!! Mike