New Owner of a TD9 CrawlerIH TD9
Posted 01 December 2011 - 08:00 AM
Posted 01 December 2011 - 09:11 AM
IH did sell a TD9B Drott loader in addition to the 150 loader at the same time. The TD9B Drott loader had the dozer chassis instead of the traditional loader chassis of the 150. The 150 track base was longer and used low profile grousers to aid skidding in pivot turns with a lot of weight in the bucket (in contrast to the TD9B's standard high profile dozer grousers). According to sawmill (an old member that used to frequent here with half a century+ of experience), he said the TD9B Drott loaders were popular for use in certain applications because of its increased manueverability due to the shorter track base. I think he said they were good at loading logs onto trucks and freight cars etc. Of course you do give something up by using a dozer chassis, probably less ultimate load capacity and less stability under certain circumstances due to the shorter track base and grousers that don't slip as easily during skid turns.
Err, I was looking,I could be wrong,but isn't that a TD9B? 1965 Model I think. according to these guys anyway http://tractors.wiki...al_TD-9B_series Don't know they're right,but serial number makes it a 44' or a TD9B
Anyway, the TD9B Drott loader looks almost identical at first glance to the TD9-92 series Drott loader. But there are certain tell tale signs that makes it easy to tell them apart. The main visual cue is the front radiator grille. The -92's had a pronounced bulge on the lower part of the grille. This was to accommodate the loader's relatively large hydraulic pump protruding forward. The later TD9B's (and 150 loader) had been redesigned so that the pump was fully contained inside the crawler body without the need for a bulge. The older -92's also had a hole in the radiator with the fan shaft going right through it (with the fan spinning in front of the radiator instead of behind it in the TD9B and 150). Pretty interesting when you see a big hole in the radiator and it's actually designed that way. If you look at the side profile picture TD9B2 posted, you can see the lower cowl bump indicative of a -92 series. The spoked front idlers also are peculiar to the -92's (TD9B/150 had solid idlers), although sometimes you'll see these two swapped out between older and newer machines because of parts interchangeability, which can throw off the identifying process if you're not aware of that possibility.
Posted 01 December 2011 - 10:17 AM
Now I know a little more than before
And some TD14 street tracks and chains and sprockets I'd like to sell.
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Posted 01 December 2011 - 11:09 AM
If you look at your photo of the dash you can see the silver i.d. tag just above the left brake pedal and below the throttle. You'll need to perform a dumpster dive to be able to see it. This # will give us the info to provide the year on it. It's a 92 for sure and not a B. The year is good to know and you’ll be able to interchange many parts between 91, 92,150 andthe B's, just make sure you do your research first. As for the start up, you need to make sure your glow plugs are all working (use test light or hold your finger on each plug where the wire connects and feel for heat, as someone presses on the button). The plugs are a must on every first start up (45-60 second hold), no matter what the ambient temp is. I'm in Arizona and the glow plugs are required on summer start-ups, with ambient temp's well over 100 degrees. It's just the nature of this beast! After you reach working temps you should be able to restart without use of the glow plugs, as long as it hasn’t been shut down to long. If its been stored or hasn't been started for a long period, I typically give it about 3 notches on the throttle, turn it over for 2-3 seconds to prime the injectors, then glow plugs for 45 seconds, then fire. This seems to be the trick for Rex. One other important thing before shutting down when it's been worked is to let it idle for a bit and cool. This helps prevent cracking the head, which was more of a common issue on the 4 cylinders and good practice to perform with the 6 cylinders too. What are your plans with this machine and keep the pic’s coming? Good luck and keep us posted on your findings. Nick
Posted 02 December 2011 - 07:48 PM
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Posted 03 December 2011 - 03:42 PM
So i guess it is a 1965
Posted 03 December 2011 - 06:51 PM
I had a TD9-92 like yours, SN706 and a TD9-B dozer SN 10855, I believe, I know it was a 1966. The 92 series with a Drott loader is still parked s few miles from here, I don't know why the owner doesn't part with it. It's been sitting out for years, so who knows what it's like now.
Posted 04 December 2011 - 12:28 PM