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  1. Arm rests? We have no armrests:) I have talked to the neighbor and he is going to haul the TD6 home for me. Regards, Chris
  2. Guys, You folks have forgot more about dozers than I will ever know! Thanks for the comments! I will look at the book again. I did a little reading about adjusting the hand levers. Shows a four inch movement in the book at correct adjustment. Well there have about a 24 inch movement now, so there may be some problems lurking inside this machine? There was something about turning with the levers. And if you wanted a hard pivot you used the brake pedal. More to learn. Its one thing to learn on a machine as it was new, compared to learning on a machine that is very worn! Is there spell check on here some where? I am the worlds worst speller! Regards, Chris
  3. I am not sure how my Uncle worked inside this cockpit? He was 6 foot and 180 ( I am 6'2 and 210). and this machine is built for a small very quick moving 5 handed person:) After 4 hours on the TD6, I was beat to a pulp! And had a bad case of numb butt from the old wooden crate for a seat. I did move some dirt though, and now I thik I want to bring it home to play with it a little more:) I am still pulling levers, stopming on pedals ,and learning! I have to get over to it tomorrow and try to get it started again. Regards, Chris
  4. Guys I guess I will jump in too. First your T-6 looks very good and following your posts, you have done a good job going over some of the details in the two radiators! I will be watching and learning. I have a TD-6 Dozer/ loader, that was my uncles, Very worn and well used, compared to the pictures of yours. I do have a parts manual, it is TC-23D International parts catalog. I also have a repair and service manual. If there is something I can look up for you let me know. I was surprised to hear that the gas engines may be better than the diesels. Would not have expected that. But thats why i am here, to learn! Your wiring doesnt look any worse than the two 1950 AC WD tractors I restored in the last year. Both were re-wired from scratch with alternators, switches and gages. Makes a very nice clean dependable system. Keep up the good work and thanks for serving! Regards, Chris
  5. Couple more things I found a picture of the TD6 It is labled in the lower left corner "L-TD-6W #274" The color of the picture is kind of sepia in color. It also has notes in the upper left corner. "NOTE. 1. EXCELLENT VISIBILITY. 2. RIGID TRACK FRAME EQUALIZER BAR. 3. SCARIFIER ATTACHMEN IN CARRY POSITION (Not sure this came with the machine?) 4. RUGGED AND PERFECTLY BALANCED." The loader has decal ATECO on the bucket and side of operators station. Back on these brakes, is it worth while for me to try to adjust the steering lever linkage length? And or the brake linkage length? Regards, Chris
  6. Guys, I had a chance to spend some quality time with the TD6. Charged up the battery. filled the gas tank, and then the brain gave out and I forgot that you need to pull down the lever to get gas to flow. I did get the screen cleaned out in the gas line into the carb as I was checking things. Once I had gas the engine fired right up. And started running on diesel right away. I moved some dirt and did not run the tracks off. Steering is very sluggish to poor but I am not a good judge. The brakes for steering both worked but have issues as they dont react quickly. I did enough work that it got well warmed up! I got warmed up too. Regards, Chris
  7. I have to stop reading other threads on IH dirt pusher projects! From getting them home to restoration work. Would like to have someone stop by and tell me how bad or good this old TD6 is? Regards, Chris
  8. Magicmikey, Thanks, I may have to get in touch with Doug. If this loader would hold together we have a lot of dirt that could be moved around a pond. But when the right track came off it scared the guy that was operating it and I dont have a clue as to where to start to make sure the tracks are adjusted as well as they could be. I dont need another money pit, but would put several hours into wrenching on it, if the results were positive. I am afraid its worn pretty bad in most areas! Regards, Chris
  9. Was wondering if anyone in the area is looking at one of these units????? Very interesting machine. It does run and move. Always interested in chatting about equipment. Regards, Chris
  10. Ok thanks guys for letting me know about the advertizing/selling thing on the forum. Most of the other forums I am on have some type of classified portion. Regards, Chris
  11. Guys, Thanks for the advice on people, clubs and dozers:). I understand, I have done tons for others, and organizations. You can get burnt and burnt out, with nothing done at home. Sorry I have been busy with our Maple Taste and Tour weekend and carwlers are low on the list. I was thinking about possibly removing the loader and frame work at some point? Just looking for some suggestions. I know the machine would not be much good for anything other than driving around or pulling something at that point. The loader is just so restrictive with the frame work in the seating area. And as a last thing after reviewing the dozer more this summer is that I may just decide to sell it? If so then I will advertise it on here. Hope things are good pushing dirt! Regards, Chris
  12. Coffeecreek, Well that's too bad about the people thing. It takes all kinds to make a world and there all here! I figured you would know Dave G. Thanks for the brake information. I like to use McMacter-Carr also. Great place to get hardware and about anything. Plus you can get parts quick! Guess I need to get a avatar on here. Not sure I like the silhouette. Regards, Chris
  13. I did a drive by and the IH dozer was still there. I really should get it home so I could play with it a little more. Maybe this spring. Killdozer, Thanks for the comments on the brakes. Coffeecreek, Are you invloved with the Sagertown show? Regards, Chris
  14. Thanks Guys, Coffecreek I will try to keep that show in mind. I do belong to the PSGES. Looking forwrad to cleaning up a couple of the WD's for the July show. Thanks for the info on the brakes. that makes it sound a little easier:) Hope to set some taps tomorrow.
  15. IH Folks, Ok trying to figure out replying to multiple quotes on here. The forums can somedays be harder than working on the equipment. Thanks for letting me know it wont be easy to steer. I had that feeling. Looks like a man with four hands and a very strong back was required to run one of these machines. I need to move this up the work list and look at it when the weather breaks. I will eventually get some more pictures of the track adjusters. This maching needs several power washings to be able to get through the dirt and the grease. (My Uncle loved to weld and maintaine his own equipment. He got every thing he could out of this old girl.) I think he bought it used in 1954? I dont have a clue about brake bands, but that sounds like a project down in the innards of this unit. How big of a job is that and are parts aviable for these machines. It started on the new plugs I think they might might be #386? Cant remember getting old. Standing on the brakes did not seem to help much. But I really did not move it much yet. Still learning. Yea we are from the great north PA region:) Yea looks like we could use some upholstery work too. Scratching my head. I dont think this has a MAG. Almost sure I remember filing the points in the distributor when I did the tune up. Thanks guys for the comments. I will dig around for some more pictures of the TD6. On a related note I have the grease tank that came with it. Small maybe 4-5 gallon unit, Red with IH on the side and has a hose and a pump handle. Maybe out for a while as our Maple syrup season is going to be starting this week. Lots to do!
  16. Scooter, Since I am not a dozer operator and this was the first time moving one of these I am sure I am not a very good judge. Seems like you had to pull the sterring levers about back to you to get it to steer. My daughters boyfriend ran the track off the right side. We knew they we pretty loose. I do have a manual that came with it. Right now its aging under about 2 feet of snow. Which in hind site I should have tarped it last fall:) I am sure of one thing the battery charger in the one photo was no match for the dozer, I forgot to unhook it and ran over it:) Flat as a pancake. Lift went up and down, seems to have leaks around the cylinders. I did a farmers tune up on it. I put in the plugs shown, new plug wires. Cleaned the points. And once I had it fired up on gas I was pretty sure it would run on diesel. Just had to prime the filters and lines. A little coaxing and it switched over to diesel as the manual described. Kind of tricky but with help from a friend we got it running well enough to get it loaded, and unloaded.
  17. Hi, I am a new member to the forum. Thanks for having me. I now have a TD6 dozer loader in the family that has been very well used. My Uncle used it in his sand and gravel business in the 50's and 60's. I got it started last spring and have moved it to my daughters property where it has sat most of the time. I joined the forum to learn more about this machine and to decide what I want to do with it in the future. Here are some pictures. its pretty rough and has lots of welding done on it. Tracks are very loose and the sterring doesnt seem to work very well. I changed the plugs but had not found the extend ones.
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