Archive for February, 2012

Volvo A35 – Can You Help Us?

February 27, 2012

Although we have started dismantling this Volvo A35, most parts are still available. It was bought in very good condition and has obviously came from a good home. It is becoming more and more difficult to find this type of machinery in good condition at the right price for dismantling.  Anybody reading this blog who knows the whereabouts of similar trucks – please contact us, we will pay for information leading to a purchase.

Volvo A35

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Latest Volvo Hook-Loader

February 24, 2012

Another Volvo hook-loader has just been completed. This has been a very expensive rebuild and we will certainly have to work hard at finding a customer prepared to pay the extra for an above average condition machine.Volvo Hook-Loader

The International TD-24 Has Arrived

February 23, 2012

The beast is here!

International TD-24

This International TD-24 has come all the way from Sauk Centre, MN, USA. It was bought unseen (except photos) and the condition is not quite as good as was described by the seller. However, with a little bit of ‘elbow-grease’ we will soon have it ship-shape.

TD-24 Restoration

The engine is now starting and running well. We are removing the heavy front-end, the bulldozer hydraulic pump and returning it to agricultural spec.

TD-24 Sprocket

 We have major concerns with one of the tracks and are trying to find some new pins, bushes and a sprocket – maybe we will have to have some made, as most International parts are now obsolete. Anybody with parts or information leading to the purchase of parts will be most gratefully received.

TD-24 Paint work

The tractor will eventually have to be shot-blasted and repainted. Not much trouble was taken by a previous owner to prepare and paint, as the picture shows.

 

Keep looking for updates as we progress with the restoration – should be a very nice tractor when finished.