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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,Farmall Cub

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  1. Nice collection. Interesting that you posted a picture of a post hole digger driven off the PTO. I have an antique Grosshart/Prewitt post hole digger but have no idea where it was bought/ what tractor it was on, etc, etc. It has always just been collecting dust in the garage at our farm. Interesting enough, I found an old picture online that says the post hole digger is compatible with the TD6! Could my great grandpa have intended to use it on the old td6? Maybe some day I can get it hooked up and running, or possibly restored.
  2. It's been a while.. Been busy with work and traveling ect. but gettin back to the fun stuff. So I had to replace the bendix gear on my starter for the second time... I went to start it a while ago and there was a horrible grinding noise and then when I stopped cranking the motor, the bendix gear shot back and got stuck. When I took the starter apart, the gear had wedged itself onto the smooth portion of the shaft. Replacing the bendix was not a big deal. However, what concerns me is my ring gear. Recently I have been starting the crawler with the crank or using the crank to rotate 90 degrees and then starting it via the starter (That way the bendix engages a good section of the ring gear). This only works if I decide to never put a hydraulic pump on the front. It might be time to rotate the ring gear 90 deg, flip the gear, or replace entirely. All three options require pulling the engine unfortunately... (don't want to do any grinding on the casting). Might be time for an engine hoist as well. haha Anyway, been painting a few odds and ends on the crawler like the side shield and louvers. Replaced spark plugs which we covered in carbon and seems to start easier. Here's a cool picture of an old crawler/dozer used on the beaches of Normandy that I took on vacation. Its sitting on a section of the Mulberry Harbour that was used to transport troops/supplies. PS. Big surprise coming soon..
  3. I am afraid if I had a truck and trailer like yours I would have several more projects haha - that is quite the collection. This might be a dumb question but how did you get those crawlers on/off your trailer? (Unless they could be driven?). My Crawler is also a farm cat (I even found a 70 year old corn stalk in the belly shield when I took it off) it has relatively low hours and undercarriage in above average condition. Still searching for a blade - several jobs are waiting on it out at our farm... Glad my posts/pics helped you!
  4. Yes I do usually need some brakes to turn. Brought out all the 1950s era machines today
  5. Back in action! New Bendix was almost identical to the old one. Got the part delivered and installed just before dark. Out of the few times I started it the new Bendix worked flawlessly! Took her for a short test drive. Thanks everyone for the good info.
  6. Starter is all taken apart. I was able to match the armature part number on my starter to the starter number 1108925 (forgot I had the catalog). My crawler serial number is TDBK24913T7CM - I think the last few numbers/letters mean that I have wide gauge track but could be wrong. The manual says that 501-29936 all had this starter which means it’s actually the earlier version.
  7. Thanks for the parts break down, it will help in the disassembly. I believe mine is the top photo and Chris has the bottom starter (the earlier version). Strange that the part numbers don't match up... I have no knowledge of this starter ever being replaced- maybe by the original owner? I have to check the hour meter again but it didn't have a crazy amount of hours on it. The new bendix that I purchased looks just like #3 in that top photo though so I hope it will work. Will have to see if I can make any adjustments to get the bendix to engage the ring gear properly.
  8. I found the stamped number but it is very hard to read. I think it ends with “78774”.I guess I will find out if I ordered the correct part. Also I took those measurements like you suggested. The distance to the back edge of the ring gear is 3”. The distance from the starter flange to end of Bendix gear at full throw is about 2-3/8”. After inspecting the ring gear more closely the starter is only engaging about 1/2of the ring gear - as you can see in the picture pretty clearly.
  9. The delco remy tag says 779 9961 in the picture. I'd have to look if there are any other numbers on it.
  10. Thanks everyone for the good info. I did find a bendix assembly on ebay for the td6/td9/wd9 which I have on order. Chris, yes my starter might be a slightly newer model - 1950 I believe is the year the crawler was built and I'm guessing this is the original starter. It is manually operated by a lever on the left side of the operators compartment. I am going to try and clean up each tooth as best as I can on the ring gear and hope the new bendix gear solves the problem - don't really want to pull the engine or cut notches in the clutch compartment. Last thing I want is to ruin the new bendix gear by having a bad ring gear though.
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