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Hattrick
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:06 pm    Post subject: Saving a TD6? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

So you guys are probably tired of seeing all of my goofy questions on the MD I have been working on for the better part of a year. I got it running on gas last Saturday and it runs good. I need to get the diesel side ready to go and see what happens when I cut it over. This MD tractor was truley brought back from the dead and it really makes you feel good.

Well that brings me to the next issue. In my hunt for parts for my MD I have come across a pretty nice TD6 Dozer that is complete and was a runner 7 or 8 years ago but it broke one of the final drives and has sat ever since. The guy will sell me the TD6 for scrap and maybe a little less I told him that the $200 a ton is what they pay for good steel at the yard but not in his yard. Anyway I was originally thinking of just grabbing the injector pump, head, starter, generator, radiator, grill, etc. and I think he would be open to that but I hate to see this thing die. At the same time I am not sure how I get attached to these things.

What is involved in replacing the final drive assuming I can find one? Also does anyone know if it is put in Nuetral if it will free wheel to load on a trailer?

Any advise on whether I should let this thing go or try and save it?
 
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Saving a TD6? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Go for it. I'm currently working on a TD14A and the project is nearing completion. The previous owner lost interest in the restoration project after spending some serious time and money on the engine, clutches and final drives. Seems as if good injection pumps are getting harder and harder to find. I hope to have mine moving by Christmas 2012. I would haveprefered to have the smaller TD6 but this one at scrap price was a resonable deal.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Saving a TD6? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

rolling a td6. not a problem if it was moved recently, otherwise it could be a nightmare with stuck tracks. if this tractor has a broken final drive you can expect it not to roll at all on that side. working ihc diesel pump is hard to come by and the prefered pump is the american bosch that still has some part support. i have several parts tractors and two runners for sale. look up the serial number on the dash plate. you might find it helpful to know if it is 61 or 62 series. i would buy it, strip parts i could use and part the rest. starter that works should bring $100 and it doesn't fit the md or wd. get heavy duty rollback tow truck to move it for you. save yourself for other tasks! good luck!
 
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Saving a TD6? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I think the serial number is a 133xxx which would make it a 1946. I have found the entire MD tractor is expensive to work on. This is why I thought at a minimum I would grab the parts as the injector pump and head are the two big ones. I would have thought that the starter would be the same but it makes sense that the mounting and flywheel would be different. In many ways I hate to scap it but in other ways I don't just want the TD6 just sitting around. I can buy the whole thing for less than $700 or just the parts for a fraction of that as he would still have most of the weight.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Saving a TD6? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Is the owner certain the final is broken, or is he assuming such because it doesn't turn? It's possible the cast iron hub in the steering clutch is broken. The steering clutch is a much easier fix, if you are inclined to save it. The final drive parts are easy to find, but more bull work is involved. I hope you try to save it, a TD-6 is a nice little tractor. Besides, the grill and radiator won't fit your MD.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:30 am    Post subject: Re: Saving a TD6? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If the tracks are any good I would grab it. What is scarce on those is heads and tracks. Final drive parts should be easy to come by. They were darn good tractors, many of them just plumb wore out.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:35 am    Post subject: Re: Saving a TD6? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I bought a TD9 earlier this year for scrap price but haven't started on it yet. It had belonged to the owner's father and is in the "ran when it was parked" category.

The owner was real good to work with and let us look it over closely before deciding. He was glad it would not go to scrap.

I thought the tracks were stuck at first, but in our case it was the brake bands that were froze to the steering clutch drums. I ended up having to cut through the adjusting bolts with a torch as the threads were in bad shape.

We loaded it onto a friend's big flatbed (18 wheeler) using two snatch blocks and a cable pulled by the owner's tractor. That worked well. At home I pulled I was able to pull it off with a SM and even pull it over the ground a bit.
 
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