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  1. 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.



  2. 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:







    Holes and poles:


    electrical service redirected:


    some improvements in structure:



    me doing some triming:


    Jib crane base for post:


    jib crane install:







    closing it up:


    shingles arrive last Tuesday


    Ridge vent/ cap should be done today:


    Electric and water rough install today








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  3. 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!



  4. 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??



  5. 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.



  6. 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.



  7. 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!



  8. Charlie,

    I had missed this because I am usually over in the construction section. Your getting the right folks over in this section to help you. I give you a pat on the back for getting the broken bolts drilled and re-tapped. For not having much experience you sure are getting after it. If it has gas, spark and compression it will run. Maybe not good but it should fire! My TD6 a cousin to your tractor has given me many new learning experiences too. Wishin you the best with your new toy!



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  9. Rick,

     I have never pulled the engine on one of these but my best guess is that it is the correct way to remove and replace the ring gear. I would get the new one too. Yes pricy, but what isnt now days. A month ago it cost $100 just to fill up my pick up truck. All that work you want it to function when its supposed to!:)

    That bolt you have in the back hole is always a tough one for me to get started. Just not much room back in there. If your starter checks out you saved the price of the ring gear. I put more than $300 in starter repairs. Had to get a new armature.

    Thanks for the update and pictures.

    I have been busy cutting wood for making syrup next spring, mowing lawn and thinking about building a little shed for some of my junk.



  10. Rawleigh, Folks,

    Yes you can! Please pm me. I know we are not supposed to sell things on here I understand that.

    We have made almost 100 gallons of delicious syrup branded as FIRE & ICE due to the way we have made it during the cold weather this year!


    Here is what it looks like towards the sugarhouse today. Off to help tap some trees with a friend tomorrow too. Much more and would have to get Matt to bring the TD6 home!





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