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  1. td18, Thanks for the info on the shop walls and the weight too. I need to go start and tarp my TD6 for the winter. Great looking tractor! Sure is a inspiration! Regards, Chris
  2. That is not the ideal spot for a track to come off! Hope that worked out ok? Looked like it snapped back on? Regards, Chris
  3. TD18, What does that weigh stripped down? about 4 ton? Also back to a building question: What do you have on your inside walls? They looks clean and bright. I am still building walls That i think I need inside the shop. Regards, Chris
  4. Jesse, Thanks! The TD6 may never get a lot of attention. I just own one and have had fun learning about it. OK tried a .jpeg file and it came right in, so I guess that's the key. Imgur has that option for loading pictures. Here we were doing final drainage around the shop. At least I hope its final! Also a shot of the inside today: Regards, Chris
  5. Ok, What happened while I was sleepin? Did the forum change or the imgur system? I cant seem to load a picture stored in imgur now? The format of Red Power feels different?? Is it just me? [img]https://i.imgur.com/7LIFzqM.jpg[/img] Regards, Chris
  6. Folks, This building has been my 2020 project. From lots of concepts and noodling, to this Regards, Chris
  7. td18, Wow does that looks sharp! Almost makes me want to rip the loader off mine and rebuild it. Maybe someday?? I am getting my shop dried in for winter. Not sure the TD6 will get in there soon? You sure have done a nice job on the restoration work on your T6! Fantastic! Thanks for the pictures and inspiration. Regards, Chris
  8. Folks, Back to reality. The TD6 had a hydraulic line leak in a hose or connection. Have to look at that and get it operational again. Othert than that it seems to be starting and functioning. Hope things are good out there! Regards, Chris
  9. Thanks guys, Last shingle on roof! Yea! Regards, Chris
  10. Folks, I did see the TD6 a couple days ago. It was resting comfortable at my daughters house. I have been busy and have not been able to play with any tractors since mid July. The wife has been making me work on a new addition to the property. Yes a toy box for all my big toys. First this scared the heck out of me from a cost stand point. This new shed continues to keep sucking up dollars and time. I hired a father and son crew to help me build the shed. I have most of the skills but not the years of building experience. I also provided many hours of sweat equity up to this point too. I would say the percent completion would be at about 65%. Lots of details to work on and like most of my projects it may never get totally done. Here are some shots: some design work: materials: Holes and poles: electrical service redirected: some improvements in structure: me doing some triming: Jib crane base for post: jib crane install: trusses: closing it up: shingles arrive last Tuesday Ridge vent/ cap should be done today: Electric and water rough install today Regards, Chris
  11. Pete, Thanks for the great pictures and update! The dozer looks much more at home on the farm too! I had a track come off once. It went hback on easier that your situation. You were determined! And you got it! Nice work! Regards, Chris
  12. I like your upgrade on the big truck project. Seem for sure the right place to start. Thanks for posting and sharing! Always great pictures too! Pulley on the 6 looks awesome! Regards. Chris
  13. I am impressed! Lots of good information here to keep us on track (pun intended)! I never would have thought about the CW CCW issue with a replacement starter. Glad you got the start working. I had mine of and on many times. Regards. Chris
  14. MTO, I was just was listening to Chris leDoux today and I think he has a couple country songs about girls chewing. Dosent sound good for a guy, east or west of the Alleghenies! Hey If I new that rim was going to look that good I would have kept it. Dang you do good work! Why the heck would I sell something that looks that good! Must have caught me at a bad time? My rims have all been cut up and patched up and split open and welded back together and ........ You must be just living right! How are those stubborn spin out eccentrics coming along? Aren't they just a joy! Another good job for a hot day with a torch, big hammer, and cheater bar! Tire looks good too!:) Regards, Chris
  15. Folks, Drank too many too often when I was a kid. Wife told me I wasn't setting a good example and quit for a long time. Now retired and the kid's kid's kid's are here, I have a beer now and then. Mainly when its hot. Like today welding in the sun, Yea that was good and toasty out there. Every thing in moderation and things seem ok! Regards, Chris
  16. MTO, Yea you could lose money even faster then! Good chatting off color tractors with you today too! Regards, Chris
  17. Lou, Ray, Thanks for the tips on the old dozer hydraulic system. So if there is a filter in the tank how do you get to it? I am not near the machine right now and dont have the manual here. Not sure this is the std tank? I was thinking the pressure would be around the 1000 psi mark. Its on the list of things to do but down there a little ways right now. My brain is on this old shed we are going to try to throw up this year. Hope things are good in RED land! Regards, Chris
  18. Rick, Good old trucks, Hop you dont regret letting them go? I did a similar thing 20 years ago with a antique car. Most days I dont miss it. I just dont sell much but I need to get rid of some projects too. Good work on the TD6 keeping it going! Regards, Chris
  19. Rawleigh, There is no guage in the system. So I would need to plumb one in. Regards, Chris
  20. Folks, Any guidance on the lack of good hydraulics and trouble shooting would help. Neighbor mentioned checking hydraulic filter, but I dont see any. Anyone have a clue if there might be a filter in the system somewhere? These were made before we had spin on/off filters I believe. And I dont see one of those, but maybe there is some type of screen filter in the tank or line?? Regards, Chris
  21. Folks, Some shots of the TD6. Owen was at the controls. We didnt try to move any dirt. Regards, Chris
  22. Folks, Forgot to take pictures, but Matt brought the TD6 out and dropped it at my daughters. I am going to see if it will move some dirt? Not sure what the hydraulis need. But may need your help. It is a HYDRECO control valve. Where should I start to look for issues? Any suggestions would be appreciated!:) I will try and see how it does lifting dirt, and report. Regards, Chris
  23. Folks, So The TD6 may come home in a week or so but the young man borrowing it says it wont pick up any thing now. I assume something is amiss in the hydraulics. A valve or seals or something. This is the ATECO loader with the hydraulic valve body in the back behind the fuel tank. Any ideas where I should start on diagnosing the non lift issue? Matt did adjust the main clutch which he said the machine now acts way better and can actually dig into a pile and spin the tracks. Glad he is youing and spry, because I would not have been able to stand on my head and get down in the cockpit. This has very high sides and no easy access to the clutch area. I want to move some dirt with it at my daughters but the lifting issue is not going to cut it. I have pictures of the tag/ name on the valve body somewhere. But I am NOT a hydraulic guy at all! Will need your help if I tear into it. Regards, Chris
  24. td-18, Yes. Thanks! I have plans for a 10 foot ceiling height and 9 foot doors. My building is very near my house and another building and I dont think 12 foot eaves would look right. The only thing I have that would not fit in at this time is our camper. Its going to have to set outside! That is a very nice building you have! I was telling a friend about your work. He has my TD6 at his place and has found some better undercaraige parts that he would like to switch over. We will see. He did adjust the engine drive clutch, which had to be a real challange of standing on his head! Regards, Chris
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