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  1. Redwood good afternoon. Would you have the cover for steering brake access hole under the TD9?td9 brake adjuxting nut.jpg

    1. Redwood


      No, they were missing on my Donner tractor and the steering clutches are completely frozen.  I wanted the drums as they were in better shape than mine, but gave up after 4 hours of work and no hope of getting them out.  Purchased a good set of used drums from a wreaking yard in Stockton CA. 

  2. Good afternoon. This is a picture of my TD9 adjusting bolt which does not allow for a socket or open end wrench. Based on your experience; how would you attack this situation? Both steering clutch brakes are seized on to the clutch not allowing the tracks to move. Along with the engine seized I have decided to solve the brake issue first. My friend that is helping has a D8 Cat that he was able to pull start it 3 years ago. But with the brakes stuck all we do is slide the track. My idea providing parts are available, is to cut the adjusting bolt at the spring with the gas ax.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you John

    td9 brake adjuxting nut.jpg

    1. Redwood


      First question.  Are you planning on removing the fuel tank and pulling the top deck?  This might be a faster and easier option then trying to do it all from underneath.

      If you want to try and do it from underneath the first thing that I would do is jack up the tractor and block it under the tracks to get some more room to work.  Second I would soak everything in PB blaster for a couple of days then I would put some heat on the brake band where the adjusting nut threads in (red hot) and try backing out the nut with a breaker bar.  If you can get it to budge then you should be able to break it free.  If this does not work then your only option is cutting the adjusting nut and spring.  This will allow you to release the brake but not remove it.  the only way to remove the brake band would be to pull the bottom pivot pin, which can be a complain if it is rusted in.  I would also suggest pulling out the bolt that locks in the pivot pin (you can see it sticking down in your photo) along with the threaded pipe plug and start soaking it with PB blaster as well.

      Hope this helps.

  3. Redwood, 

    Price seems reasonable. Any pictures? I will hold off a little while.



    1. Redwood


      I will take some photos later today or tomorrow

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