As many of you know, I've been looking for a compact tractor with four wheel drive, diesel power, and power steering. Another thing I've been interested in but never thought I'd find, is an articulated machine.
Today I was visiting my old job, trying to find a loader from a skid steer that would fit on a front mount mower like a Toro or Kubota, when I stumbled upon this:
Since my former job is a salvage yard for construction equipment... I knew there would be some problems.... For example, the engine is a Wisconsin WH40, and is missing the RH cylinder head and the piston is rusted into the bore... but, I don't want to run gasoline in it anyway. I could put the Mitsi L3E in it, or even a bigger Kubota if I come across one.
But, the valves all still moved, the steering cylinder is there... I don't care about the chain trencher, as I want a tractor... so I was pretty optimistic until....
I walked around to the other side....
That's when I found this, or rather should say didn't find.... something.... I looked online and there are a couple of pumps that are mounted on the right hand side--I directly to the flywheel, and 1 running from a belt off the flywheel.
So, is anyone familiar with the Case/Davis 30-4 trenchers? What are the missing pumps used for??? Are they necessary to run this machine as a loader/backhoe? Or, can I substitute something...
Edited by Utah Smitty, March 08, 2014 - 02:03 AM.