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Hey all I picked up this TD5 and most of a parts machine a few months ago and have been working on  it quite a bit . So far I have adjusted the steering clutches , replaced the head gasket and repaired the leaking radiator , replaced the pump shaft seals changed all the fluids and filters  , been working on the winch and fixing up the loader frame from the parts machine. Here are some pics of the machine and some of the progress I have made so far .looking forward to getting this machine up to decent running condition and I’m sure I will have many questions for the IH experts on this forum 

 

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Well I see there are still a few good old boys around. How is that crawler in the snow? When I ran in snow sometimes the tracks would tighten up and I was always afraid of damaging the final drives.

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Looks like you found a hole🥺

Got some serious fab work underway 

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7 hours ago, Moodnacreek said:

Well I see there are still a few good old boys around. How is that crawler in the snow? When I ran in snow sometimes the tracks would tighten up and I was always afraid of damaging the final drives.

the crawler works pretty good in snow I didn’t have any issues with snow packing on the inside . But on any ice or side hill the triple grouser pads just slip 

29 minutes ago, hardtail said:

Looks like you found a hole🥺

Got some serious fab work underway 

Ya I found a soft spot ! I have a lot of welding repairs to do on this machine . the crawler I believe must have rolled down a mountain at some point the boom has been welded and the loader frame cracked and welded many times  as well as the canopy , a lot of the repairs look like someone was learning to weld at the time . I attached a picture of the loader frame currently on the crawler you can see why I want to fix it ASAP

 

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Oh boy, that is hard to beat and bad. You have to wonder if they had drilled the first crack,veed and welded and stress relieved and put on reinforcement if it would have held. All that weld just cracked and traveled . These repairs seperate the men from the boys.

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Made some progress today pulled the bucket , tilt cylinders and boom cylinders , removed the boom and started removing the loader frame but got hung up on the last two Bolts I can’t shake them with my impact I’ll have to get back under with my 3/4 ratchet and a cheater pipe . Anyway here’s some more pics 

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Wrestled with the loader frame today got it mounted . This is it for the next 2 weeks I’m off to the mine so I can twist wrenches and bust my knuckles even more . Here are a couple more pics 

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Well I got a chance to work on the crawler today . Ground out the bucket pin bores and made some bushings out of schedule 40 1 1/4” pipe , built up the out of round with a bit of weld and welded the bushing into place . Repaired some other minor cracks and prepped for paint . Need a couple coats of paint tomorrow and I can get the boom mounted 

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I’m interested to hear how/what was used to repair that damage from the bucket pin. It looks like it really cleaned up well. It’s always great to learn from other’s skills. 

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I’m happy with how the bores came out , fairly straightforward repair simply built up with weld and ground out with a cylinder shaped grinding stone while holding it as square to the boom as I could and when I was happy with the shape of the bore I drove in the bushings and welded them into place . My only concern is the pipe I used is quite soft and will wear quickly but for my use around the house it should last long enough. Here’s a pic of the grinding stone I used and a pic of the bucket pinned up and shimmed with a thick 1 1/4 washer . More pics to come I have been working hard on the machine for a few days . 

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Never saw those before. Thanks td 5 for the post and photos. 20 years ago I had a machine shop do my log loader pins. They bored , in the shop, welded pipe in like you did, bored that to press in o.e.m. hard bushings and hard o.e.m. pins. Then hard shim washers and keep full of synthetic grease. A lot of work and money but it has lasted under hard use.  

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If you use a length of pipe that will fit all the way between the two arms, welded in place and cut it off it won't need to be line bored. It will be pretty much self-aligning.

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Ok guys here’s some progress got the boom / bell cranks / links painted and put back on , got the bucket pinned up it’s really nice to operate now that those pins are tight . Even put it to work backfilling an ditch and the machine worked great . Still would like to paint the right side fender / hood and control valve but I have a leak to fix first . Also I dismantled my parts machine and crated up and palleted the parts 

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Almost forgot here’s a couple pics of the “skid grapple” this is definitely on the list to fix up and get usable . I doubt there are many of these that have survived the scrappers torch 

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Great to see all the hard work there!  Ooh, those 'welds'... 

Down here in South Africa I grew up with the Afrikaans (derived from Dutch) word for weld as 'sweis'.  There is also another local word used 'brand', which means fire, and is usually associated with very inferior efforts at welding, more like bodging...  Usually guys that got a welding machine, and they would experiment on any piece of metal to improve their 'swallows-nest-building' technique!

So, to sum up, you inherited a realy 'fired up' T5 there, but you're turning it into something far better!

 

 

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