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  1. Tad, what is the serial number of your tractor? The parts book shows serial numbers 501-16052 to have the dowel bolts #53544D but to replace with 255452R92, serial numbers 16053-25238 used gear bolt #255364R1 but to replace with 255452R92. Tractor serial numbers 25239 and up use bolt #260610R1. FP Smith shows the 255452R92 new bolt kits in stock. FP Smith show bolts 260610R1 in stock new and used. I have also looked in the service manual but have not found the torque setting for the ring gear, I'll keep looking, my service manual is Form ISS-1032 B dated 1967.

  2. 32 minutes ago, Binderdan said:

    I presume you are referring to part #13 in this diagram?


    I do not have the measurements, however the part number is 622145C1 and according to their online inventory FP Smith in Fairfield, California has a new one.

    BinderDan, is that part number for the 125? Same part number for the 100C.

  3.  You need to remove the booster springs 25, take the pins 8,11, out of the steering clutch turnbuckles 13,15, remove the clutch operating turnbuckles 14,24, remove the crossbolt holding the steering shaft 12, push the shaft out, the levers will come out, then the transmission cover will come off. 

    IH TD6 62 steering control levers.jpg

    IH TD6 62 Transmission shifter.jpg

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  4. 16 hours ago, north of 60 said:

    You must have quite the IH library there Louie ! 

    We can always count on you to provide the answers to these types of inquiries, and many other inquiries as well.. 

    Appreciate your input and your continued interest in helping others with your vast knowledge !

    Glad to help with what I know, I have always been interested in the TD9B, when I was dove hunting in Casa Grande in 1981 I seen a yellow tractor in the back yard of the John Deere dealer, he said make an offer he wanted that yellow tractor gone, so now I have it, great tractors.

    TD9B ripping1.jpg

    IH TD9B right rear (2).JPG

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  5. TD9B came out in 1962, TD9B Agricultural tractors came out in 1963, they just said Agriculture on the sides of the fuel tank below the TD9 decal, in 1968 IH changed the nose (grill) to the type Jamee's tractors have. They then called the Ag version "Custom Application". All Ag TD9B's have increased rpm (150) the injection pumps are re-calibrated, they are rated at 60 HP drawbar 75 PTO as opposed to 56 HP drawbar, 66 HP PTO of the industrial gear drive tractors, 75 PTO. The Ag tractor also came with a 44 gallon fuel tank as opposed to 33 gallon for the industrial. All the Ag 9B's also have an equalizer bar as opposed to the front spring, also solid weighted front idlers. Those are very nice looking tractors.

    IH TD9B Brochure 001.jpg

    IH TD9B Brochure 002.jpg

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  6. On 10/20/2023 at 7:15 PM, Daves Diesel said:

    Got a TD8 in it wont steer both clutches are staying engaged It is my understanding that the clutches are engaged hydraulically Is it common for the valve to stick causing this any suggestions 

    The steering control valve is mechanically controlled, check that the valve spools are moving when you actuate the levers. They are a real simple valve. If the steering cylinders are frozen that could also cause your problem. Make sure you have hydraulic pressure at the control valve.  



  7. When we relined the clutch and brake lining in my 100C one of the linings came off the shoe within 20 hours, I returned the shoes to the shop that did the reline of the shoes, they thought they may have had contamination on the shoe, they re-did all the shoes, it's been good since, that was in 1980, I have always used NAPA 85-405 oil in the transmission and rear end.

  8. The factory IH Service manual GSS-1377 With revision 9 dated January 1981 that covers D156 through D358, Oil Pressure at Gallery (hot oil) minimum psi: Idler speed 8, rated speed 40-60

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  9. Robbie, when I did my lining (100C) we used .141 thick on the lining material. I measured a non-worn area at the time and came up with .141-.147. There is no specification given in the service manual for the lining thickness. It must be very close, I did that in the early '80's, still working excellent.

  10. Justintime, how much oil is coming out, is there a plug in the two inspection plates? if so leave them out, if they are already out clean the holes where the plugs go, if you're not working in water you don't need the plugs. Oldiron described it, keep an eye on the transmission oil level, if the seals are leaking a lot then the transmission oil level will drop pretty fast. A little leak will not hurt if you keep the inspection cover holes open so it can drain.

  11. On 9/30/2023 at 5:49 PM, Dennis Geisler said:


    My serial number tag on lower left side of instrument panel by the starter button says this:


    TD-62    710


    6 Cyl diesel start with glow plugs I am told it is a 1955 is this right?





    TD6-62 710 would be a 1959 model. Can you post picture of the serial number plate, is 1690 below the serial number? that would be the governed rpm of the engine.

  12. Ian, this is the US Ag version of the 62 series TD6, 58 Net HP, they did this with an increase in RPM and pump calibration. I have heard  stories of the finals in the TD6-62 series not holding up, I have owned mine since 1969, put the TD9B turbo setup on it in 1972, I don't know how many hours it has on it, I have gone through 4 hour meters, first one quit at 6000 hours, I did not bother to change it for a couple of years, next one quit at 1600 hours, same story on all four, we estimate it has over 18,000 hours, just did an inframe, sleeves, pistons, valves. We have never had a problem with the transmission or finals, if you figure the engine is now producing 75 flywheel as the pump was modified to the TD9B Ag specifications we have probably put the finals to the test. My feeling is the people that have trouble either did not service the tractor properly or were not good operators, you can break any piece of equipment if you abuse it enough. 

    Picture of our TD6 after in frame, new rollers, chains, shoes, paint. The dozer trunnions are off the TD9B Ag turnaround tool bar carrier, I modified the Holt blade to fit it.

    IH TD6-62 Agricultural tractor 001.jpg

    IH TD6-62 Sept 2023.jpg

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  13. The threads are 1/8 inch pipe threads, the early TD6 did not have a lube fitting there, the later TD6's do, the parts catalog shows after serial number TBK 31068 (1952 model) they had the zerk fitting, yours is an earlier tractor, a previous owner many have upgraded to the newer steering clutch release fork at some time. That happens a lot when the tractor has been through different owners, lots of parts get changed with no record. Item 1 is your zerk fitting.


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  14. Yes there is a difference, 1956 TD6 would be a 61 series, 1959 the 62 series came out, 62 series used a D282 direct start (glow plugs) 6 cylinder engine, the 61 series used the D264 or D281 4 cylinder gas start diesel engine. The earlier TD6 tractors used the D248 gas start diesel engine. The later (62 series) have 1000 hour rollers, top idler, gear shift lever is located on the right side of the compartment. There are other small changes, mostly cosmetic. Some parts are interchangeable.

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