Posts Tagged ‘machinery’

International TD9 Rescue

July 3, 2012

We were tempted to purchase this IH TD9 to save it from the scrap-man. We thought it was cheap at the time but there were a lot of parts missing with badly corroded and damaged tin-work. Here is the progress so far.

 

Not much left of the fenders!

Not much remains of the back-end, and the steering clutch department was almost empty!

This bonnet was typical of the condition of the body-work.

As we progressed through the transmission it was apparent quite a lot of damage was present.

The one remaining steering clutch was badly corroded and it took ages to dismantle, we managed to find new friction discs in the USA.

The brake drum and steel clutch discs have cleaned up quite well with blast cleaning.

 All that remains of the side panels – it was difficult to get an accurate template to manufacture new.

First fix. We assembled the new panels and diesel tank to be sure that they all mated together properly. Was then disassembled in readiness for painting.

Volvo L220 Overhaul Update

July 3, 2012

We had completed the bulk of the work on this shovel, when we undertook a large service before delivery.

An oil change from the rear differential revealed it was badly contaminated with steel and a test drive around the yard confirmed our suspicion that there was unacceptable wear.

We are refurbishing the unit to our customer’s instruction. Pictures show some of the wear.

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.

Muck-Shift Working Weekend

June 30, 2011

On the 18th and 19th June we attended a ‘Muck-shift working weekend’ at a site near Lutterworth, organised by Paul Badger for the Caterpillar owners LINK Club. We had to re-profile a 4×4 course.  The site was awkward in that the haul routes were short and the turns were tight, as we found out with our tracks trying to come off!

International TD18 with Onions Empire Scaper

‘Tight fit!’ Our International TD18  and Onions Empire Scraper.

International TD18

Our TD18 filling the box in one of the cuts.

International TD18

Nearly full and heading for the fill area.

Cat DC6

Being push loaded with Paul Badger’s nicely turned out Cat D6c.

Cat 983

The mammoth of Traxcavators – Andy Davies’ Cat 983 in fine form.

Cat 75

Nicely restored Cat 75, owned by Arthur Hinch, approx mid to early 1930s.

Cat D9g

Another big one is this Cat D9g belonging to Terry Barnsley, at the time it was Caterpillar’s biggest production machine.

Just Arrived: Volvo A30c Used Parts

June 8, 2011

Volvo A30c Used Parts

This 1999 Volvo A30c has just arrived for dismantling, all parts are available! For details call 01777 709533

Construction Machinery Air-Con Units

January 24, 2011

We have been searching for a very long time for a suitable air-con unit for retro fitting. We have seen all sorts and they have either been too expensive, bulky or unsuitable in other ways. At long last we have found one – a Red Dot unit as can be seen from the photos. We think you will agree it is compact, lightweight and presentable.

Air-con unit

Unit fitted on top of Volvo A35 Cab.

air-con unit

Almost as compact as a small suitcase.

compressor

Compressor neatly installed and driven from crank.

vent controls

Vent and controls conveniently installed within cab roof.

Pricing is very reasonable, but differs on application and we have kits for various models of construction and agricultural machinery, so please ask Nigel for a quote on 01777 709533

Fame at Last!

January 8, 2011

BTD20 on Classic Plant Front Page

John Walker working, for the first time since restoration, his international BTD20 at Paul Badger’s East Midlands Working Weekend at Desborough, Northampton.

Another Volvo A25 Hook-loader goes to Sweden!

October 6, 2010

Today another Volvo A25 Hook-loader is leaving for Sweden.

We still require more Volvo A25 Hook-loaders. We will consider any size, age or condition.  Contact us for more information.

Volvo Hook Loaders

August 12, 2010

We want to expose our involvement with Volvo hook loaders to the rest of the world. Initially we are eager to buy (UK) any model of Volvo fitted with Boughton hook systems, other types may be of interest.

Volvo 860

Above is a Volvo 860 for export and is the type and quality we are looking for together with Volvo A25c (pictured below) which we sold to Sweden recently.

Volvo A25c

Volvo A25c Machine

Any condition trucks are welcome, even for spares!

Contact us for more details

International BTD20 Crawler Update

March 31, 2010

Well British Summer Time officially begun on Sunday and we have been taking advantage of the (short-lived) good weather and taking some time off. So we will be doing a combined week 9 and 10 diary for the BTD20 restoration next week!