Archive for June, 2010

International BTD20 Crawler in Action

June 29, 2010

We had the tractor at work on Saturday, to check out that all the mechanical bits worked properly… and they do!

Tractor seen here pulling a 1950 Ransomes single tyne Mole Plough, 24 inches deep in heavy clay in North Nottinghamshire. We are very pleased with the restoration and now hope the tractor will remain in good condition for the rest of its retirement.

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International BTD20 Crawler Restoration – Week 17

June 16, 2010

The project is all but finished. These images are “out in the sun” for the first time after the restoration.

However, next week there will be more images of the tractor washed and polished.  At the moment the paint is not quite hard enough.

We are very pleased with the outcome and would like to thank everyone involved. They are:  Eamon Pell for assistance with the transmission work, Steve Deere for welding and general fiddly bits,  Andy Baines general involvement in re-assembly, Les Clark for electrical and some of the paint-work and JB Blasting and Painting of Long Bennington for their high quality work.

International BTD20 Crawler Restoration – Week 16

June 10, 2010

We are certainly nearing the end of the restoration now.

Diesel Tank is now back from the paint shop, and we have just finished fitting it.

Only three jobs left to do… the engine side panels, a track grouser and the instrument panel to fit.

Next week we should, hopefully, have photos of a very nice completed restoration!

International BTD20 Crawler Restoration – Week 15

June 9, 2010

We have progressed a bit this week, but had a set-back with the diesel tank.

We had to send it back to the paint shop to be repainted.

Tank is now back, but just a bit a busy to fit this week. Come back next week to see the perfectly painted diesel tank fitted!

Away to Switzerland in a ‘curtain-sider’ – yet again!

June 1, 2010

There will be some pictures of the BTD20 later this week… For now we have an image of the Cat D6N XL being loaded onto a ‘curtain-sider’ bound for Switzerland – yet again!  Please note, it only just fits in!

This and the A25c are all to the same valued customer.