International BTD20 Crawler Restoration – Week 17

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.


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12 Responses to “International BTD20 Crawler Restoration – Week 17”

  1. Roger GIRAUD Says:

    cher <john
    Very nice work. So well done. did you think of my tile
    Bests regards
    Roger GIRAUD

  2. nfluhart Says:

    Nice job. Your project turned out great. I love old crawlers. One of my current projects is a 1947 Allis-Chalmers HD7. I still have a lot to do……wish I had more time to work on it.

    • walkerplant Says:

      Thank you very much. Yes it’s a lot of work, but worth it in the end! You’ll have to share some pictures of the HD7! We’d love to feature it.

  3. elius Says:

    Nice job, compliments. I’m Italian man and I love old tractor crawlers. I ask you how many horsepower or Cv has International HD20 and Caterpillar D7?
    Sorry for not very good language.

  4. John Walker Says:

    Hi Elius. Thanks for the compliments. Our D7 is about 80 drawbar horsepower (100 SAE) and the BTD20 is 110 drawbar horsepower (135 SAE). Regards John Walker. (ps. your language is excellent, better than my Italian!!)

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  6. Randy Snodgrass Says:

    I have a TD 18 A 181 that is in running order and I’m retired now and would like to do a restoration. I put around $ 10,000.00 in it early 80’s last few jobs were ponds. In the 80’s we had a dealer in Columbus, Ohio but gone now so where does a guy find parts if needed?

    • johnwalkerplant Says:

      Hi Randy.

      My email address is:
      If you email me I will send information that will be quite useful for you.
      Best regards

      • Randy Snodgrass Says:

        That is one wonderful looking BTD20 you have there. In 1963 RIsh equipment in Columbus,Ohio recondistioned this TD18A and painted it yellow. I’ve always want to take her back RED. I’ve had it since 1979 I’m 62 years old so I better get this job done. Thank You for your time.

  7. combat Says:

    It’s hard to come by experienced people about this topic, however, you seem like you know what you’re talking about!

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