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Rawleigh,

 That is a great Idea! Thanks for the suggestion on the inline gage.

Found the TD6 today. Yep hose going to the left lift cylinder has a hole. Not going to be easy to remove. Need to drain and pull the hydraulic reservoir. Havent done that before so a new adventure. Also the lift cylinder may need to be disconnected at the back to allow the cylinder body to move forward to allow access to the bad hydraulic hose connection .

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It started right up on gas and moved over to diesel easily. Tested steering clutches. All good.

Regards,

 Chris

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Folks,  The TD6 has a new life. I tell Matt he should play the lotto. He advertised for TD6 fenders on a Facebook IH site and had them within 24 hours. A little rough but functional. H

Folks,  Matt invited me to help remove the grill guard on the TD6. Here are the remains of the loader system: Matt on the TD6: Up on some blocks:

Folks, Forgot the glamour shot!:) Hope things are good in Red land! Regards,  Chris    

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Merry Christmas from our family to you and yours!

My red machine rests this time of year. Hoping to get it operational next spring with replacement of leaking hydraulic lift cylinder hose.

Regards,

 Chris

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I have moved, #1 to the valley of Tracy, Ca. from the valley of Medford , Oregon. Swapped out injectors from #2 and for got the lines in Oregon. Its covered, drained and waiting for spring, #1 1943 TD6, #2 is a 1953 TD6, it is way worn out in the engine compartment, 30# compression across all 4 cylinders. Carriage is i would guess 60%, grousers 75% on narrow plates. Sorry have not learned how to add pictures yet.

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You should be enjoying Christmas morning now as i am getting ready to go to work, great pic, remember Pukekos photo of him on a TD25 in late 70’s early 80’s busting out snooker table size frozen ground working on site development next to the Sherwood Park Freeway...another classic, probably not that far from the yard where his TD18 was resting, I think that photo was around where Buyers Transport resided

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Merry Christmas Chris (and everyone else)!

While I don’t post often, I appreciate reading everyone’s posts and seeing the friendly support that everyone provides to each other.  The world needs more of that!
 

Stay safe and best wishes for 2021!

Dave

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On 12/25/2020 at 1:47 AM, hardtail said:

You should be enjoying Christmas morning now as i am getting ready to go to work, great pic, remember Pukekos photo of him on a TD25 in late 70’s early 80’s busting out snooker table size frozen ground working on site development next to the Sherwood Park Freeway...another classic, probably not that far from the yard where his TD18 was resting, I think that photo was around where Buyers Transport resided

....was it  these ones, Lance ??

Mike

Sort of given the original topic a bit of a kick sideways.....but still with IH  .........

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That’s some of them❤️See Voice construction stickers, they are still around but not running IH anymore, he was a pretty imaginative businessman 

I see the engine tarped in open station when men were men?

 

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Folks,

 I am in the process of selling the TD6. Yes its going to a friend Matt who is in some of the pictures. He has a lot of IH equipment so it will have a good home and not far away. 

I really appreciate all the help I received here on Red Power Forum concerning this old loader! I learned a lot and had a lot of fun and one back surgery form working on this machine too!

Regards,

Chris

 

 

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Sorry to hear of the back surgery caused by this, hope it turned out well 

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Did you write it into the sales agreement that Matt has to join the site and post regular updates for all of your followers Chris?  
 

Glad to hear that it is going to a good home. You will just have to find another piece restore and post about...

Dave

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Hardtail, Dav, Folks,

Yes the back is almost as good as new, that was Thanksgiving 2017. Adding some things in the shop to allow for some lifting. Jib crane with electric hoist and a F40 (Allis-Chalmers) fork lift. Working on the fork lift is just as challenging as the TD6!

Found this in the wilds of Albion. Drug it home. Am switching it over to pump gas. Money pit just like the TD6. So its my newest project.

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Currently having a shop rebuild the tilt cylinders. Drained and replenished the coolant today. Fighting some nuts and bolts but most of the machine has a typical 1/2 inch of grease and dirt as a protective coating!

The jib crane:

Only a 8 foot hook height but better than anything I had. 12 foot boom swings 180 degrees. 2 ton Dayton electric hoist.

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Humm not sure why my pictures are not showing up?

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Yea Matt knows about the Red Power forum. Will see if he can post some things too. 

Regards,

 Chris

 

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TN,

 Folks,

Yes I think this machine would have went for scrap or be still setting in the shed at my uncles old place. With the help of a lot of folks on here and brute strength and stubbornness we got it back to functioning unit. Its going to a good home near by so I can go run it if I need to.

Thanks for the positive comments on the shop too. I have been working on a forklift even though its pretty cold in there it's out of the wind!

Regards,

 Chris

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Still own a TD6 and spring is coming. Would like to get that hydraulic hose replaced. Not sure when Matt is going to secure this unit?? Time will tell. We only rent this stuff!

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 Chris

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Folks,

Thanks to all the folks that helped me along the way with the TD6. Matt picked up the loader a week ago. Maybe he will post some pictures?

Hope things are good in Red Land. 

 I will try to check in once in a while as I still have some IH units (Cub Cadets).

 Regards,

 Chris

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Folks,

 I talked to Matt and he has converted the TD6 back towards just a crawler, He has removed the loader and most of the frame work. I am trying to talk him into removing the clunky grill guard also. The grill is pretty good on this machine and should show nice. That was one of the things I had considered doing to the TD6 too. It will make a nice show tractor that can do some pulling work too. He is considering plowing with it. 

He will need a set of fenders and some other items. The loader frame may be for sale?

I may be able to get some pictures download that he sent me?

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Regards,

 Chris

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Folks,

 Matt invited me to help remove the grill guard on the TD6.

Here are the remains of the loader system:

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Matt on the TD6:

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Up on some blocks:

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The flying grill guard. I think he is going to hang on to this if he ever would get a blade for the machine.

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The new look: The old girl seemed relieved to have the loader weight removed! I drove it around some and it moves and turns much easier without the extra weight too!

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I told him he can move the lights down to the side of the grill now that its a farm tractor again!

Regards,

 Chris

 

 

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Folks,

 Me and the TD6. My uncle would be happy that the machine was not scrapped years ago. I had a lot of fun working on it the past 8 years. It has a new home and a new lease on life. Matt is threatening to put a much fresher undercarriage under it. Saving the rear sprockets which are pretty good.

Will be a nice machine for playing now.

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Regards,

 Chris

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ohh! Gives me chills to see her with all those heavy clothes off, cute when you get down to the real thing. Been good reading and I hope to see more on it from Matt.

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Folks,

 The TD6 has a new life.

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I tell Matt he should play the lotto. He advertised for TD6 fenders on a Facebook IH site and had them within 24 hours. A little rough but functional. He and his dad did a nice job building seat frame and new seat and back for the little dozer.

Matt has plowed several times with the TD6 pulling the John Deere trip plows. He even let me plow with it! It sems real happy to have the loader off its back too:

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I told him since its a farm tractor now he should move the lights down to the side of the grill. He didnt bite.

Regards,

 Chris

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Very cool, Chris.  

I can't remember from awhile back...how are the track adjusters and chain on this machine?

I was actually disappointed when you said he was removing the loader, but actually, this has turned into quite the "cute" tractractor!

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Chris,

I haven't had a chance to be on much lately. To much going on. Glad to see you have your new shed up and Matt seems to be enjoying taking over on your TD6 were you left off. Been looking for an actual dozer attachment for my TD6. Seen a few online out west but haven't had a chance to see if there still available. Hope all is going well with everyone. I'll post some updates on my TD6 hopefully this weekend as I upgraded the top rams for the loader that were leaking and bent.

Take Care

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