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Hi everyone,

I just purchased a 1966 500 diesel dozer with a couple of partial parts machines - a 1967 500 diesel loader with a good motor and a good undercarriage and a 1972 500C loader (no motor) with poor undercarriage.  My questions are:

- will the power reverser (without the torque) from the 500C fit a straight 500?

- were there any improvements to the reverser over the years since I have read of many issues with them (no push power, weak reverse, etc.).  The reverser in the 500 dozer seems a bit sluggish to me.

- Lastly, I believe the track chains are interchangeable between the models but can the rollers from a 500 fit the 500C by changing the end caps?

I appreciate the help!

Andy

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Could the sluggishness with the 500 reverser be due to a need to change the hi-trans fluid and filters?  I have no problem with my 500 reverser.  The gas engines in the 500 and 500C are the same but little else is.  When I was looking for track pin & bushing and rails I was told that the 500C was not the same as the 500. 

 

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When we got the 500 off the truck and into the shop, we changed the oil and filters (one spin-on at the left backside of the reverser and a cartridge type next to the engine oil on the right hand side) right away since we saw evidence of what we thought was a lot of water in the oil.  This oil change made a big difference in how the reverser performed but it still isn't right.  However, when you pull the dipstick now, there is still evidence of water in the oil (but significantly less than before) so we will need to drain everything again with new filters.  I suspect we may even need to do it a third time but if this solves the problem then life is pretty good.

Andy

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  • 11 months later...

The rollers from a 500c are not interchangeable with a 500.  If you decide to part out the 500c I need a pair of serviceable front idler rollers and associated parts, depending on where you are located.  i agree that you will be in for at least 3 oil changes to get rid of the water.

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Been awful busy with younguns growin up, took on a new job with barely manageable workload and deadlines that generated lots of stress so after work generated even more drinkin, quit the drinkin a year ago not the job yet, figured 40 yrs was about enough if I wanted to stay above ground, gotta say I have much more productive time, don't seem much more money though which don't make sense and listening to others partaking doesn't have the same appeal anymore

Was this too much info? Maybe I should have said fine...

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