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2 months 2 weeks ago #239165 by dmgrow
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 have spent time looking at parts manuals, pictures trying to solve this question. The parts book are no help.
What goes in the top three holes? This box looks like the one on my 5T 6V electric start pony. I am thinking the bottom three holes are for light switches that predate the rotary light switch found on the 6V U series electric pony tractors. The bolt pattern is odd being that the holes are not on a common center line. I had considered a master switch until I read you will damage the generator if you run the engine without a battery. I have yet to see a non direct start with a master Switch. I have considered a lamp, but both of my 9U have a dash light between the oil and temp gauges. Any ideas please.   
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2 months 2 weeks ago #239169 by kracked1
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It is for a lamp to see the switches and amp gauge.

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2 months 2 weeks ago #239170 by rax200
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Hi dmgrow,
I have one of those boxes except for the light switches. The top three holes are for the starter switch (see photo) which consists of a bracket and switch used on the petrol series tractors

 

 


hope this helps

Daryl

1937 RD4 4G4368
1940 D4 7J3717
1942 D4 7J9915SP
1942 R4 6G2550SP
1944 D4 2T6584SP
1945 D4 2T8978SP
1946 D4 5T6271
1956 D4 7U37855
1954 DH226 Howard Tug
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2 months 2 weeks ago #239175 by 3J1Bill
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Battery box on my CAT 22. Bill 
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2 months 2 weeks ago #239176 by jbernd56
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I am working on a R2 and can those boxes be found anymore? Also can the switch be obtained still?

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2 months 2 weeks ago #239177 by juiceman
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Very nice battery boxes all of you folks. One day I will have a nice tractor to share. JM

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2 months 2 weeks ago #239179 by jbernd56
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3J1Bill, where did you get the starter button? Did you build your own box, or is one available still?

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2 months 2 weeks ago #239187 by 3J1Bill
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Car swap meet for both parts years ago. Much easier with the internet now. Bill

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2 months 2 weeks ago #239188 by dmgrow
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If you just want lights that work and are not doing a resto, you can get a switch from cat. $60 bucks. The new switch is the same as a D5 with the round knob. It appears that the new switch will take the old style lever knob. The new switch does not have the dash light only selection. The dash would come on with the headlights. The second position turns on all four lights two front, two rear. If you have an old switch, it can be taken apart and cleaned up. Newer battery boxes in the U series have a auto reset circuit breaker. I plan to add one to each of my battery boxes. Be sure to calc the amp draw for the breaker if you have changed battery voltage or the number lights. The pics returned to my post are great. I have wondered about the top hole for some time. Still thinking there has to be a cutoff date when cat went from three toggle switches to the rotary switch. The basic box seems to have been used from 22s to U series (not confirmed). How about info for round top vs square top.
 

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2 months 2 weeks ago #239192 by jbernd56
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Thanks. I got a new original switch and light switches from Florin Tractor. Very helpful. Will be missed.

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