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David C

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  1. After cleaning up the fan discovered that two other blades had been welded back on! So have carefully prepared and welded on the blade that broke off. Should be good for another 50 years.
  2. Pushing up some fallen timber today all going well then a loud bang followed by serious vibration that stopped when throttled back. Relief to find it was a only a broken fan blade but suspect will be hard to track down a replacement as these engines are not common. Can anyone suggest a work around if I can't track one down off a BTD8?
  3. Yes the track chains have seen better days and that mag be a contributing factor. If you look closely the cleats on the plates have had a section welded on.
  4. The track the idler slides on is a bit worn and in that photo the track is jammed against the chassis with considerable force pushing the idler out of alignment.
  5. Dropped left track of my TD9 last summer in middle of paddock of dry grass. Had to stay where it was until I could cut of the pipe I had welded on the track adjuster rod. Any way after pushing back and forward with an old kangaroo jack im back on the road. Have now adjusted tracks a bit tighter, about what is specified. This is the third time I have had the track come off though the other times I was working on rough terrain. Those times I split the track to get it back on. Looking at pictures of machines with loose tracks i wonder that more people dont have this happen or perhaps im just a rough operator?
  6. Managed to leave the fuel cap on top of the tank and it is now nowhere to be found. Suppose buried or fell off halfway across a creek crossing. Either way it needs replacing. Any advice on where to get one would be appreciated as they are an odd size so this could be a a problem.
  7. I have a TD9 with a BD281 engine. The BD281 was from a BTD8, understand the BD281 was also used in the 634 tractor. My father did the conversion in the 80's and the engine has been very reliable. Not sure if I would recommend this conversion now days as parts not easy to obtain in Australia and expect the same in America. These are British built machines so parts might be available there.
  8. Split the tracks recently on my TD9 and was getting nowhere until I heated the link with oxy torch and used a really big hammer. NOT AN EASY JOB.
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