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tctractors
11-29-2006, 01:57 PM
Heres a few pics of some jobs ive been doing recently, the first pics are of an RD8 tractor ( a special wading tractor from the second world war). Myself and David Muggeridge are pulling the tractors steering to bits, next to come off is the final drives, I hope to take a detailed strip down pictorial of this event. Next is a Daewoo 130 excavator with a knackered track drive gear box, the rats on this site are as big as grizzly bears !!!. also found on this site is an amazing amount of old machinery as the owner never sells anything he just pushes it to one side. The Massey-Ferguson C55 is used about 3 times a week, the other machinery in the pics are a JCB 820 ( there is 3 of these on site ) and an International 175 fitted with a Bobo cab (Swedish I think). The two black and white pics are some of the pile I have of tractors working on sites from a company called Bernard Sunley who ended up as the Terex / Blackwood - Hodge dealers

tctractors
11-29-2006, 01:59 PM
some more pics

tctractors
11-29-2006, 02:02 PM
I forgot about this old dog of a dump truck, im sick of fixing these things they only seem to motor for about a day at a time, its a TA30 Terex (terrible). this one has suffered a bit too much muck jammed around the prop shafts, I wont go into too much detail, but what a nightmare!!!

Warren
11-29-2006, 04:01 PM
Tony,
It is beyond my imagination how you manage to repair all this big iron from out of a Land Rover. What do you lift heavy parts with? How do you manage to bring all your heavy tooling in such a light vehicle?

Is that a TC 12 in the background? Behind the the Old D8?

tctractors
11-30-2006, 12:28 AM
Warren I only have a metric adjustable spanner and a big hammer to fill my tool-box????, as for lifting big bits ,like track sections or frames, if its an excavator it has to lift its own bits about,(more pics soon on this topic) if its a Bulldozer its still able to help lift afew bits with its own power,
Finaly yes that is a TC12 in the background , I am getting closer to it by the week , I am mad keen to try my spanner on it????
On the rip, tctractors

Ron Gordon
11-30-2006, 06:13 AM
Tony,
It is beyond my imagination how you manage to repair all this big iron from out of a Land Rover. What do you lift heavy parts with? How do you manage to bring all your heavy tooling in such a light vehicle?

Is that a TC 12 in the background? Behind the the Old D8?

Warren,if I ever hit the lottery there is one man on this earth I would like to meet and that is Tony Coates.I am astounded at what he gets done with apparently very tools AND he is handy with a camera as well!!We are watching you Tony.;) Ron Gordon

gwhdiesel75
11-30-2006, 07:52 AM
TCtractors, I really enjoyed the old photos of the RD8. Thanks for posting. I'm not sure that the D8 undergoing repairs is that early. I did note the spoked front idlers. A classic machine. Thanks for posting. GWH

tctractors
11-30-2006, 03:09 PM
The RD8 that we are stripping out the back end of must be fairly early as the top pinions have a ball race instead of a roller race to spin on I will get the serial no of this old banger asap,the important thing is it was modified in the War effort to travel in a fare depth of water after leaving the landing craft, it has a high level starting handle for the donkey (pony) motor, and is historicaly a rare and important tractor in the history of England,
This week I have been making a sub-frame to a Scania Truck to enable the fitting of a 45ton/m crane so I have been arc welding up 3,000 of steel to carry this lump, I dont bother with the MIG welder much as I am a time served master at the stick method???
I have also bought myself a early C/Present a new 105 ton pulling ram for the push /pulling of sprockets, its on its way to me from the factory in Italy, as my old one is now scrap metal, did you notice the old service tools I was using to strip out the clutches with ,they are old CAT tools that I have heaps of,
still working hard ,and happy. tctractors

SpragueM
11-30-2006, 05:15 PM
WOW

Hadn't noticed the Dozer in the background. Maybe because it resembles a wall.
What size Cat would this compare too? Makes the RD8 look small.

Matt

SpragueM
11-30-2006, 05:17 PM
WOW

Hadn't noticed the Dozer in the background. Maybe because it resembles a wall.
What size Cat would this compare too? Makes the RD8 look small.

Matt

Double post to make people more at home with new forum

Warren
12-01-2006, 03:53 AM
Warren I only have a metric adjustable spanner and a big hammer to fill my tool-box????,


We only have imperial adjustable wrenches here, I would love to get my hands on a metric:D

Big hammers we have a plenty;)

I did without a crane for many years myself, I often sit back wonder how I managed for so long with out one. But at 42 my back is no longer able to preform the duties of a hoist. So I bought a crane body for my truck. My come along does not get used all that much any more for hoisting duties.

And yes I have all those nice hydraulic tools that make life oh so nice. Now if we could just figure away to dry up mud quickly we would be all set & comfortable:D

A thought on stick welding. I have all that cool wire welding stuff as well. Probably about 75% of all my welding is with the tried & true stick. Easy to set up, gets the job done nicely and pick up at the end of the day is a breeze

Deas Plant.
12-01-2006, 05:32 AM
Hi. TC.
Great stuff. Thanks for sharing and happy spannering. Try not to use the gas-axe too much. I know a bloke who used his gas-axe on the track shoe bolts of his Massey-Ferguson track loader 'cos they were too hard to get undone and he thought they would be cheap as......... Then he had to buy all new ones for it - - - at $8.00 each x 4 x 36 x 2 = (I think.) $2,304. Expensive gas-axing.

That 'Oyklid' TC12 in the background appears to be fitted with a coal blade.
For those who are un-initiated, the TC12 was around 440 hp and - I theenk - about 50 tons so it was a fair bit bigger than that ol' RD8. But then it was released about 18 years later too.

Here are a couple more TC 12's.

You all have a wonderful day. Best wishes. Deas Plant.

tctractors
12-01-2006, 12:29 PM
Warren the reason we dont have Imperial adjustable spanners in the Uk anymore is down to the Common market lark also called the Euro Con, we have managed to keep the Pound in the UK ,but its sharp being stolen by all the "Euro Workers " that are clambering onto our shores by the Truck load Via Dover port, then sending all sorts of Sheckles home to there loved ones, soon there wont be any more pounds left , The Co I was working for today bought 200000 US$ as they looked cheep (Read this as good value, none Euro stuff) when has 200000$ been cheep???? Beats me,
as I am now on the edge of 51years old I have yet to get past the age of 6 in the head as I love to play about in the pudding, the muddier I manage to get the better I love it, A few months ago I had to work in a Truck breakers yard near Wolverhampton , it was HELL the floor was 1" deep in oil crap and broken glass, I kissed the gate as I left that job ,give me dirt anytime.
6yrs old in the mind and heart
tctractors

Neil D
12-04-2006, 04:59 PM
Hey tc finally got back on this board!!!!

When are ya comin over to wrench on this 627 of mine?

Neil

MARTYN WILLIAMS
12-08-2006, 03:23 AM
Hello TC and Neil D,sorry to hear about Ray Jackson, nice bloke was a great help with parts when I restored my D2. Karl is working on getting his VT55 tank.I think he will invade Poland!!!

gwhdiesel75
12-08-2006, 07:01 AM
tc - your "Euro workers" sound a lot like the illegal aliens we have here in the U.S. Powerful Western nations, built upon Judeo-Christian value system (beliefs), are quickly going downhill, due to a number of things, including immigration. How sad, and apparently irreversible, since policians seem to be immune to the protests of honorable and decent citizens.

As for purchasing the American dollar, it is losing value as against the Euro. The only reason to speculate in the dollar is if the purchaser has faith that the dollar will gain value as against the Euro, or other currency. Or the Euro will go down in value in comparison to the dollar. The dollar is "fiat" money - it has nothing backing it. It used to have gold or silver backing it, but you can't take the dollar to the government and demand silver or gold in exchange. So it is only as valuable as people think it is. I've been slowly accumulating gold as a hedge against "inflation", which term really means a decline in the purchasing power (value) of the paper dollar. This "inflation" I think will win out because our government has the dollar printing presses going full blast, to prop up our economy. It is all fake.

Just my two cents. Anyone (and everyone) is welcome to disagree.

GWH

tctractors
12-08-2006, 11:49 AM
GWH, the chap buying the mountain of $$$$$ , is intending to spend it on USA built kit, and is getting the sheckles up together in the right sort of folding stuff as the Yanks dont want those Euro,s if I had this chaps cash I would throw my money away????

tctractors
12-08-2006, 12:11 PM
It was some fare old fiddle to get on this new Board ,In the end I gave the mail man a Dozen hens eggs to do it for me , so I was wondering what took you Martyn and Neil so long to show up in print,
I went to the funeral of Ray Jackson , the lovely old Village Church was packed full ,there was plenty of chapter 2 members in the crowd, also stacks of faces from the past, it was a well set service that had you laughing and shedding a tear, the day went off well.
tctractors