Here are a couple of pictures of the RED tractor and the D4 that I purchased a couple of weeks ago. These two tractors run great. The D4 had not been started in 5 years, jumped the pony spun over 3 times fired up ran smooth as silk, cranked the diesel over for a few min, applied fuel started up ran great. We had to use the D4 to tug the IH around since the steering clutches are rusted up. The IH runs excellent starts good just does not steer. Both tractors will be great machines with a little TLC.
Last edited by 1sugg; 07-29-2009 at 09:49 PM.
nice 14! whats going on between the exhaust pipe and intake pipe?
that tractor has the lower engine side panels. do not see to many.
they must have used it in the field as well as a blade. its got the
elevated intake and exhaust.
That TD has the IH version of the tool bar blade.
That is a overflow tank for the radiator , IH tractors needed all help they could get here in California when it gets over 100 degrees .They crack heads if you don't let them cool down before shutting them off.
That is a over flow tank for the radiator, Jet head option. It had 2 broken heads within a couple of years of being new, so IH had the Jet Head kit dealers could install. This tractor did allot of disking and land planing in it's day. The Blade was installed some time later, in the 70's. The sheet metal is in really good shape, the radiator shroud is in excellent condition. Just need to fool around and see if I can get the clutches broke loose so she will turn. My wifes Dad ran these 2 machines most of their lives so it is neat to hear the history of them.
Here are couple of more pics of the TD 14
Some guys might not approve of this but I say adjust all the free play out of the steering clutches and go out and ride the brakes enough to heat up the drums and see if they break loose. They might surprise you. It is probably not too big of a job to get into the clutches on those red tractors.
Originally Posted by 1sugg
Congratulations on your finds.
Much more than you think....not like the old 3T D-7's.
Originally Posted by 8C 361
You have to remove the fuel tank and then the deck plate that covers (encloses) both steering clutch compartments, the rearend and the transmission. By the time you get to where you can work on the steering clutches, it's all laid wide open.
...and the red tractor has fiber disc that seem to rot when they rust to the metal disc....but I'd still give your idea a try about breaking them loose. I'd check the free travel and adjust the steering clutches properly, then tie the levers all the way back and start pushing dirt...hard...Using the main clutch often.