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#1 fordmustang1984 OFFLINE  

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Posted January 02, 2011 - 10:26 PM

Well, i figured since it was getting some upgrades and not a real restoration, it fit under custom tractors. Also, Kbeitz is a member on the mytractor forum for those of you who may not know him. So with further adiu (sp) our feature presentation-

Well, we just got back at 12 last night from Pennsylvania where Kevin, aka Kbeitz, sold us a Davi Taskforce trencher dozer. So now me and my brother are going to clean it up, paint it, and drop in a Wisconsin TE (or a V4 something if i can convince my brother and make the deal on the motors I found) and build some attachments like a dozer, snow plow, blower, tiller, etc...

After our 14 hour round trip, and a great experience meeting Kevin, it was sitting on the trailer in the drive way. To load it we had used the hoist that was rigged up to the barn, but we had no such setup here at home. So we wheeled over engine crane. But wait, the crane legs dont fit under the trailer axle, so the boom only reaches the rear of the 600? pound unit. So we jack up the front on the floor jack and the rear with the crane and slide it back enough to get the crane over the center of the unit.

So now its all chained up, but wait! Its not at the balance point, and as we lift, it tips forward, and starts dumping oil out of the open oil supply line to the pump, and all over the borrowed trailer. Eventually, its tipped enough for the back of the machine to contact the boom, and hold it so the nose picked up and my dad drove the truck forward so the trailer was out from under it. Then we roll one of out carts under it to get it in the garage. Its too narrow, so we use a pair of 2x6's to set it on. With it sitting on the cart, we roll the crane away, and use the MF12 with snow blade to push it up into the garage. Thats where the travel story ends for now.

With that done, heres the results of our short inspections:
-the tank and lines dont leak oil
-its rusty
-it needs to be rewired
-it needs the drive chain shortened and mounted
-it needs the tracks freed up
-its rusty
-it needs the hood hinges cleaned up
-it needs a gas tank
-it needs a hydraulic pump
-its rusty
-it needs the related brackets for the pump and alternator mounts
-it needs paint
-its rusty
-its dirty
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So now the questions:
What size pump does it need?

Ok, time to get off the soap box and let you guys see what ive got my self into.Posted Image

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Posted January 02, 2011 - 10:31 PM

Glad to hear you got it home and no one pinched a finger (or worse).
Anxiously looking forward to the pics.

BTW how rusty is it? :bigrofl:

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Posted January 02, 2011 - 10:53 PM

FM1984, can you make out any numbers like TF200 TF300 Ser no plate should be on dash panel near hyd control levers? Does it have engine in it now,Wisc. one or two cyl? I was mech on these 30 years ago, might be of some help.

If I remember correctly, and remember it's been almost 40 years, the pump should be about 19 GPM @ 1800 PSI Iwent out and checked, but got rid of all manuals yrs ago. Manuals are avail on evilbay and from CASE/DAVIS. Will wait for raised hood pictures and mod no.

Edited by dryrun, January 02, 2011 - 11:34 PM.


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Posted January 02, 2011 - 11:10 PM

Thats cool. So this will end up like one of those struck dozers. Cant wait to see it done.

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Posted January 02, 2011 - 11:38 PM

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Something to chew on while we're waiting

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Posted January 03, 2011 - 05:35 AM

Good show fordmustang1984.:thumbs:

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Posted January 03, 2011 - 05:06 PM

Thanks pics are to come and I'm sure you will be a very big help dryrun thanks!

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Posted January 03, 2011 - 05:52 PM

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more to come when i get some time tonight

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Posted January 03, 2011 - 06:00 PM

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And for today's progress, i got the hood, and pto sheilds removed. I also sprayed down all the stiff linkages, and freed up the track brakes. Then i got out the BIG monkey wrench, and used it to turn the drive axle. It was able to move it about 3 inches in either direction. I could have gone farther, but i would not go any farther as it could fall off the cart.

Then i measured out the holes in the engine plate, and there is a set that already match my engine-yay. now to get a pump, and pulleys to drive it and the pto.

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Posted January 03, 2011 - 06:32 PM

Ho lee cow that thing looks like a mini tank.

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Posted January 03, 2011 - 06:41 PM

Yep, it sure is.


P.S. thats me in the yellow hat, and my bro in the camo.

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Posted January 03, 2011 - 06:59 PM

Ho lee cow that thing looks like a mini tank.


:ditto:

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Posted January 03, 2011 - 08:07 PM

That is sure a neat looking project! It will be fun to see you bring it back to life.

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Posted January 03, 2011 - 09:49 PM

Oh, and it's a taskforce 200 with no motor. Just so you know the model.

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Posted January 03, 2011 - 10:00 PM

That ought to be a fun project!




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