Posts Tagged ‘antique’

The International TD14a Has Arrived!

September 29, 2010

Above is a International TD14a arriving from Aurora, Oregon, USA.  (mentioned a few weeks ago on our blog)  The tractor was purchased on 13th July, was delivered to the port of Tacoma on 4th August and sailed on 11th August.  The ship delivered cargo to Bremerhaven and Antwerp before dropping off at Southampton with the TD14a on 19th September.

Here it is being unloaded at 7.30 in the evening of 22nd September in our yard.  The tractor was in much better condition than expected, photographs only showed us the cosmetic condition, but we were very happy to receive a machine in ‘nearly-new’ mechanical condition – a first for us!

The above pictures were taken the next day after we had washed all the dust and salt stains off.  Hopefully the tractor will be seen at ploughing matches just after Christmas.

We are indebted to Paul Singer Jnr. Aurora, for his honest description and the care and attention to packing spare parts, muffler and various manuals.  Paul and his family owned this tractor from nearly new.  Upon acquisition, from his father, he decided to re-track it and make it fit for work.  Subsequently he decided to buy a 4 wheel-drive tractor and never used the TD14a for farming again.  When he retired he decided to undertake a full restoration and the tractor was seen at many farm shows in the surrounding area.  In November 2004 it was featured on the front cover of Red Power Magazine.

International BTD20 Crawler Video Footage!

August 17, 2010

Last week we brought you pictures of the BTD20 in action at the East Midlands Working Weekend… this week we have video footage from the event!

Watch This Space!

July 27, 2010

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We’re not giving too much away just yet! Watch this space!

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Featured Machine: I-H Farmall F20 yr 1936

July 21, 2010

We have the usual array of Articulated Dumpers and Excavators available, but we thought we’d feature a more unusual machine after wetting everyone’s appetite with our International BTD20 Project.

1936 I-H Farmall

This 1936 I-H Farmall F20 may be 74 years old, but is in very nice condition, ideal condition to either re-paint or even keep it in time weathered condition (Rust!) Interestingly the correct colour for a 1936 tractor is grey not red! Some tractors were later painted red.

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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.

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!

International BTD20 Crawler Restoration – Week 14

May 28, 2010

We’re a little bit pleased with ourselves this week, the BTD20 is looking great (if we do say so ourselves!) and is very nearly complete!

BTD20 waiting to be sandblasted

The start of an arduous job of sand-blasting, to clean off old paint and rust.

Blast cleaning completed

Blast cleaning completed and awaiting the paint shop.

Coat of primer

A good coat of primer – finished and waiting to dry.

BTD20 Top Coat

Top coat applied and waiting to cure. The tracks and running-gear were painted whilst jacked up, in gear and engine running, this helped us apply paint to all the awkward areas. We think a very good job was done without a total disassembly.

We now need to put all the accessories back on the tractor and should be finished by next week (including specially made decals).

International BTD20 Crawler Restoration – Week 13

May 11, 2010

Unfortunately we have no photos of the BTD20 restoration this week because the BTD20 has been taken away to be blast cleaned and repainted in ‘Harvest Red’

We will however have photos next week of the freshly painted BTD20!