Posts Tagged ‘bushes’

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.

Workshop in Action: Caterpillar 980G Repair

August 25, 2010

This week we are attending to some faults on a Caterpillar 980G loading shovel.  The hitch bearings are badly worn and we have to ‘line-bore’ the trunion plates to accept our manufactured weld-in bushes.  When this is finished the replaceable bushes and bearings can be fitted.  All-in-all a time-consuming and expensive repair, this could have been avoided with a more diligent maintainance regime.

Cat 980G loading shovel

Cab removed and inspecting damage.

line boring tool

Setting up line boring tool.

steel swarf

Steel swarf details the amount of steel removed.

Machine should be ready by the end of the week, following refurbishment of the loader frame quick-release latch.