Archive for February, 2010

International BTD20 Crawler Restoration – Week 4

February 23, 2010

It’s been a busy week in the Walker Plant workshop, which we certainly don’t mind, but it does mean we have less time to dedicate to the restoration of the BTD20.

However we did manage to do some work, if only a little, this week.

Steering clutch release shaft

Left hand side steering clutch release shaft is fitted.

brake band

Right hand side brake band repaired and fitted.

That’s all we achieved this week, but we are planning some major work next week!

International BTD20 Crawler Restoration – Week 3

February 16, 2010

Week 3 of the restoration has been quite productive. As we get further along with the restoration we are finding out more and more what great shape the BTD20 is in for her age!

BTD20 Steering brake in poor condition

Right side steering brake, found to be in poor shape and bands will have to be relined

BTD20 Output Shaft

Resealed out-put shaft in left steering clutch fixed and returned to nice clean housing

BTD20 Fly-wheel

Fly-wheel cover removed ready for removal of main engine clutch to facilitate gearbox disassembly

Temporary exhaust manifold

Temporary exhaust manifold fitted to avoid new paint spoiling  stainless steel silencer/manifold

BTD20 Disassembled Parts

Disassembled parts waiting to be palletised, in readiness for paint shop

The restoration continues next week…

SLP Catalogues Online

February 10, 2010

Our SLP Catalogues are now available. We have over twenty PDF catalogues available to view online. The catalogues include genuine SLP parts for Volvo Articulated Haulers, Excavators and Low Loaders.

SLP Parts Catalogues

International BTD20 Crawler Restoration – Week 2

February 9, 2010

Updates of how our International BTD20 crawler restoration is going, week 2…

Ok, ok we know technically we should now be on week 3 of the restoration, however as the workshop was so busy the previous week we didn’t even get chance to look at the BTD20! So if you can forgive us, we will call this week, week 2!

Bevel Gear Pinion Shaft

Main reason for transmission repair work is this bevel gear pinion shaft with damaged teeth. Probably due to low oil levels.

Steering Clutch

Preparing steering clutch for removal.

Oil seal

After a struggle, the clutch is removed in order to replace the oil seal, which is directly attributable to bevel gear damage.

Main Gearbox

Main gearbox is suprisingly free of wear or damage, not bad for 40yrs of service!

oil seal disassembled

The offending oil seal – took 8 hours of disassembly to get to it!

Hopefully next weeks restoration work will go ahead as normal! So please check back next week to see how we are getting on.