New project-Davis Taskforce crawler
Posted January 02, 2011 - 10:26 PM
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
-it needs to be rewired
-it needs the drive chain shortened and mounted
-it needs the tracks freed up
-it needs the hood hinges cleaned up
-it needs a gas tank
-it needs a hydraulic pump
-it needs the related brackets for the pump and alternator mounts
-it needs paint
Did i mention that its rusty?
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 January 02, 2011 - 10:31 PM
Anxiously looking forward to the pics.
BTW how rusty is it?
Posted January 02, 2011 - 10:53 PM
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.
Posted January 02, 2011 - 11:10 PM
Posted January 02, 2011 - 11:38 PM
Something to chew on while we're waiting
Edited by dryrun, January 03, 2011 - 04:22 AM.
Posted January 03, 2011 - 05:35 AM
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Posted January 03, 2011 - 05:52 PM
more to come when i get some time tonight
Posted January 03, 2011 - 06:00 PM
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.
Edited by fordmustang1984, January 03, 2011 - 06:06 PM.
Posted January 03, 2011 - 06:32 PM
Posted January 03, 2011 - 06:41 PM
P.S. thats me in the yellow hat, and my bro in the camo.
Posted January 03, 2011 - 06:59 PM
Ho lee cow that thing looks like a mini tank.
Posted January 03, 2011 - 08:07 PM
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Posted January 03, 2011 - 10:00 PM