Old Binder Guy Posted December 18, 2006 Author Share Posted December 18, 2006 Loadstar, Thanks for posting those old TD-18 photos. My heart always does a little "skip" when I see two exhaust pipes like those. They are fantastic. The second picture is of my uncle Audie on our earliest 1933 TD-40, me on my TD-18A and my cousin Fred on his TD-40. Thanks for identifying the TD 18 guys. I was never sure just what to call this one but now I can label it. What was the deal with the twin pipes? I don't know much about the power plant on these, was it something other than IH? Wow, fingers are still stiff. I've been out snowblowing at -8F this morning for an hour. Loadstar, If I remember from working in the parts department, the TD-18 was an IH engine and it was maybe 691(Don't know for sure as the TD-24 was 1091, if I remember there too?) or thereabouts cubic inches. I don't know why International Harvester decided to go with double stacks on them. Likely because they both had separate heads? It probably wasn't because I liked the "cackle" they produced? That is likely an early TD-18? I notice the front arms for the dozer. My uncle Fritz bought a TD14 in about 1947 that had straight dozer lift iron like that. My TD-18 181 series had curved arms, as seen in earliers posts. I know mine was a Bucyrus Erie. I can't remember for sure about my uncles... I think it was Bucyrus Erie too? If his TD-14 had Bucyrus Erie, then the ones you sent us were too, Loadstar. Some things escape this old mind, kind of like sand through a screen. I posted another picture of the A-160 stuck, with the finals and 24" pads of the TD-18A in view. I am posting an earlier view from the Contsruction thread I'd posted, of the TD-18A later after I'd built a cab for it. Believe it or not, it didn't have much trouble pulling that old Model T garage. This was posted in construction too, but was a closeup, I'd lost of one of my early posts showing three TD-40s, with the dozer unit stuck. This is it again. Gary Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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