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  1. At least it has the cat style tracks, a lot of them, that vintage still had the old shovel style flat pad type tracks. I had  1973  Bantam that had the new style tracks and looked at buying a 690A John Deere same vintage that still had the old style undercarriage.


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  2. I have a Dresser TD-9H dozer and run 10W oil in the hydraulics but the transmission has Shell oil like hy tran. I  bought a 624G JD loader and the manual said to use HyGard in everything but the engine. I asked the shell dealer about using the oil I used in the TD-9 trany in the JD. He said no because the JD needs an additive in the oil otherwise it hurts the wet brakes, differential and hydraulics are common fluid on the JD.






  3. 590D was the same as a Hitachi EX 150. The last truly built John Deere was a 690E in the mid 1990's. All 690's were John Deere designed. The 590D had a John Deere engine and the Hitachi had an Isuzu engine.


  4. I had several older TD-9's, This was in about 1973 or so and was, if I remember right a 1950 TD-9. Sleeves needed to come out and we were using ready rod which kept breaking. Went to a shop and had a rod made and threaded out of much stronger steel. Sleeves still did not want to come out. I got some dry ice and put in the inside sleeve area and hot water in the block and they all came out fairly easy. Don't ask me any more info as it's beem too long for my memory.


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  5. Did White trucks have Diamond T and Reo and then combine them to Diamond Reo? Around 1974 I was looking for a new heavy tandem and got a price on a Diamond Reo and remember the sales person saying someone else had purchased Diamond Reo by that time. I ended up buying a not too old Ford LT9000 though.


  6. 4 hours ago, TRAVELETTE said:

    New Process 7550 and 7590 transmissions had the  2  4  R

                                                                                            3  5  1

    shift pattern.

    I know I had one like that, probably a loadstar F1800. I think it was a t64 maybe, anyway it went down and no parts available and ended up putting in a t36 I think, anyway, it was a more common transmission.


  7. 33 minutes ago, bitty said:

    My question is what as is that wood used for? Lumber or firewood? I have never seen logs hauled sideways on a truck. 

    I used to haul wood in NE Minnesota. We hauled mostly like this (cross ways) unless we had longer logs 12' to 18', then length ways. On this truck they have to be for lumber as they are sorted. Pulp wood is usually smaller diameter. We had one mill that took tree length for a while, had to haul that on a semi trailer. I hauled with a truck and pup, but much smaller loads as we had different weight laws.


  8. I have never heard of or seen one from Case. I was just on Yesterday's Tractor Massey Harris- Massey Ferguson site and someone said they had a good Massey Ferguson skidder. I did remember a guy having one of them in NE Minnesota back in the 70's. Another rare machine that I don't know what became of.


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