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About Pbach

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  • Birthday 10/14/1995

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    Glen Ellyn, IL
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    TD6 Farm Cat, TD6 Dozer, IH 656 Loader, Allis Chalmers WC, Farmall Cub x3

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  1. This is impressive. I hope to restore my td6 someday to this level of detail. How did you keep those parts from getting flash surface rust after you cleaned them? I have used electrolysis and a wire wheel as my main tools in cleaning up old parts - I may have to give the citric acid a try on an old hit n miss engine. I love following along and thanks for the pictures. Seems like you have all the tools and equipment to do a professional job... I am jealous
  2. Yesterday’s project was a tough one
  3. Just a little tree clearing with some fresh hydraulic hoses. Adding tilt soon. Harvest is here.
  4. Hey Guys, I had a hydraulic hose failure the other day while pushin over some cedar trees. They cedars roots dont go too deep because of rock so its easy to push em over a little, then dig up the roots with the blade. Anyway, the suction (low pressure) hose on the front failed and I had to quit for the day. I am going to replace all 4 old hoses with new ones and it got me thinking how nice it would be to add a tilt feature to the blade while I drain and break the system. If I replaced one diagonal link with a tilt cylinder would it work? I will need to do some plumbing and add a cont
  5. Funny I know exactly what you are talking about with the welded gear/rod. I have been in the attic of the building which is relatively unchanged. There are hundreds of file cabinets of drawings and old pictures, abandoned bathrooms/locker rooms, old belt driven equipment, etc. Wish they represented IH more with the decor but unfortunately the Italians own the company now.
  6. I wish I could go back in time. I found these pictures in an old IH Brochure and took me a second to realize that I work in the same building (Burr Ridge IL) and same labs as the 1960 scientists and engineers... I am 24 years old and like to imagine what work was like for these guys back then. One Guy recently retired that worked at IH for over 50 years and was here when the building opened in 1959. Enjoy! Peter Here are some "modern" day pictures: COLD ROOM: - Still has a closet full of those old green coats BUMP TRACK:
  7. There are 12v pos ground alternators available as well if you went that route. I do like to keep an old machine "stock" unless its a basket case like my td6 dozer was. Any pics of new toy? Pete
  8. Finally got the old dozer out of the sleepy suburbs and to our farm where it can do some real work. Not too long after using it, there was an electrical fire which was quickly taken care of with the fire extinguisher bungeed on the diesel tank per osha standards. It was a successful first day of using it in the woods to widen trails and push trees until the right hand track slipped off. The ground was muddy with roots and vines that worked their way into the track to knock It off. It was quite the effort to get the track back on. After many attempts with pry-bars and sinking jacks we
  9. I used 4 in-line spark plug light testers on my TD6 spark plugs to check that they turn off when the diesel lever was engaged. Also just purchased some W89D plugs so hoping they make starting easier.
  10. After looking at the toolbox more closely, I think it might go right under the seat!
  11. I was able to have a local truck suspension shop make me a leaf for me. Cost $100 but much cheaper than it woulda been to buy the whole pack and ship it. Question for you guys: Do any of you know what these two C-channel brackets are for? I have one for each td6 but they are a little different. Found some more crawler parts the other day including a wrench, foot rests and what looks to be the hand crank holder? Not sure if this tool box is meant for a crawler yet but it is red. Pete
  12. It was much easier to disassemble the spring pack than i thought. Just had to remove center bolt and the pieces slid right out though the two guides. No load on the springs in the pack. I am going to look into having one made. Thanks for the help. Peter
  13. Mike, I unfortunately do not have the broken piece, looks to me like it has been broken for some time. Is there an easy way to separate/reassemble the spring pack? I don't have much experience with these. I need to look at it more closely but i think there is a center "carriage-looking" bolt and then the two side retainers. Can these come off without a grinder?
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