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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:31 pm    Post subject: WD-9 Pictures--on a work break. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Just in case anyone wants to see some pictures. This is the WD-9 that was in the shop for a carburetor swap. Sorry about the dirt, grease, & rust but this one still works for a living! Note the batteries (2 of them!) and a generator, I like to keep things as original as possible. This old girl got the royal treatment--oil & filter change, new hydraulic hoses & couplers, and a new lifter cover gasket. I picked this tractor up roughly 20 years ago. It was a sad case sitting in the weeds behind a local mechanic's shop, laying partially on it's side with no wheels and many missing parts. It was loaded into the back of a gravel truck with a pay loader and dropped at my place. It is sort of a restoration in progress.....









 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:28 am    Post subject: Re: WD-9 Pictures--on a work break. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That's a pretty nice survivor! The blade up front looks nice and heavy duty too.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:02 am    Post subject: Re: WD-9 Pictures--on a work break. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Nice trick, removing the intake to swap the carb. That front inside carb nut is tough! I just learned this past weekend how easily the intake comes off and how reusable those metal gaskets are, so I'll be doing it your way from now on.

Looks like I'm not the only one that likes those Milton rubber-tipped air blowers. Yours looks straight while I prefer the ones with the bend in the tube, but either way the body/valve really suits me.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:14 am    Post subject: Re: WD-9 Pictures--on a work break. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Dalrymple wrote:
(quoted from post at 05:02:19 01/31/13) Nice trick, removing the intake to swap the carb. That front inside carb nut is tough! I just learned this past weekend how easily the intake comes off and how reusable those metal gaskets are, so I'll be doing it your way from now on...


I have a "special" wrench for that nut. I cut a cheap regular wrench in half. Laughing


VERY nice machine. I would rather see a nice original that isn't all hacked up than a red blob that looks like the rest.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:51 am    Post subject: Re: WD-9 Pictures--on a work break. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

nice original unit. see it has the "A" pump and fender extensions , easy rider seat and have not seen one with those flat batt. box lids, unless thats the ones for the super's. have not seen super's lids as they are always lost.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:08 am    Post subject: Re: WD-9 Pictures--on a work break. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing those.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:20 am    Post subject: Re: WD-9 Pictures--on a work break. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Nice save! Did the blade come with it or did you add that later?
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:03 am    Post subject: Re: WD-9 Pictures--on a work break. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thx for posting. Makes me want to get started on mine. I also have the same Hyd, but mine has a hand clutch. 1953.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:56 am    Post subject: Re: WD-9 Pictures--on a work break. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Is it mostly used for snow pushing with the blade or dirt moving?

What is it's general location? Seems it is a cold area since there is a heater on it.

Nice unit. I spent many hours on a WD-9 on the fields of North Dakota.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:37 pm    Post subject: Re: WD-9 Pictures--on a work break. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I usually use it for pushing snow but I have also pushed some dirt with it. It doesn't work well for dirt, better for snow. Big, heavy, and awkward for any task.......but lots of fun!

I am in southern Manitoba. same weather as North Dakota. I usually keep it in a heated shop but I have the heater on it just in case it has to spend a night outside.

My dad farmed 550 acres with WD-9's until the early 80's so I was lucky enough to spend a lot of time on one as a teenager. We were probably the last people on the planet to farm a significant amount of land with them. I loved it and would do it again in a heartbeat.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:40 pm    Post subject: Re: WD-9 Pictures--on a work break. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I mounted the blade on the tractor. It is an 8 foot blade made by Cancade & Co. in Brandon, Manitoba. They are pretty common around here and work well on a 50-100hp tractor. Power steering would make it a lot better.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:52 pm    Post subject: Re: WD-9 Pictures--on a work break. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

It is a 1952 tractor so that's why it has the "A" pump.

The fender extensions were farm built by a previous owner and he actually did a really good job on fabricating them. Unfortunately, I am going to take them off and install an original set of fenders.

The easy rider seat is getting removed too in favour of the original pipe style (pronounced "back breaker" seat).

The battery box lids are not original either. I pulled one off of a scrap 141 combine and don't remember where I got the other one. I should really put on the original formed ones. You are right, battery box lids usually got discarded or lost.

The tractor also has the rear rims widened by 4 inches which was really common around here. I will likely leave those the way they are.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:01 pm    Post subject: Re: WD-9 Pictures--on a work break. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Yes, much less swearing required if you remove the manifold to
change the carburetor. A short wrench can be used but it is easy to
take the manifold off and swap the carburetor on the bench. Yes
those manifold gaskets are easily re-used if they are not damaged. I
usually put a film of grease on them or spray them with copper
spray.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:11 pm    Post subject: Re: WD-9 Pictures--on a work break. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Yes, your short wrench will work too. It makes me feel like a real
mechanic if I take lots of stuff off of the engine!

Thanks for the compliment and I agree about seeing a nice original
over a hacked up one. I have hauled a few old tractors home and it
never ceases to amaze me how much work it takes to remove all of
the hay wire, baler twine, and duct tape from them. After 50-70
years of being on the farm most of them have seen some real
butcher job repairs. Not many well maintained original ones out there.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:03 pm    Post subject: Re: WD-9 Pictures--on a work break. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

that's a odd place for the xmas tree???..
 
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