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#16 TomLGT195 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 14, 2015 - 04:20 PM

That's a great deal and a good project too!



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Posted December 14, 2015 - 08:08 PM

Looks like a nice start for a crawler! Congratulations!

Regards,

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Posted December 14, 2015 - 09:32 PM

And what are you plans for (what looks like) the Kubota engine? 

 

I am going to put it into my Ford 195


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Posted December 15, 2015 - 04:04 PM

Nice grab and a nice price. I wouldn't mind one of those.
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Posted December 16, 2015 - 07:22 AM

Nice score!

Should be an interesting project. There are manuals in the archive here for you dozer. There is also a chart on the Struck site so you can determine exactly which model you have. P.M. Me if you have trouble locating the plans, I have most of them downloaded.

I am curious about how the hydraulics were added. I had always considered modifying my newer RS kit to include hydraulics. No time to play..... I also considered changing the dozer I built from plans of the mini dozers from the home made belt tracks back to steel. And adding hydraulics, or even converting to hydrostatic if I could fing a good donor...... So many possibilities, so little shop time....
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Posted December 16, 2015 - 07:37 AM

Just checked the Struck site. A new dozer of the closest models to yours, the pricing is a lot more than you paid.

The RS1000 is now on sale for about 7K plus shipping. The RS196K kit dozer (like mine)is now on sale for just under 5K.

5K for a used belt driven mini dozer is way too much money, but the other mechanically and hydrostat drive models run up to 30,000 USD new, so might still be a deal at $5000 for used.
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Posted December 18, 2015 - 10:36 PM

I went over to my friend house and the guy is a hoarder.  HE buys EVERYTHING.  He has 2 crawlers, 1 struck and one mighty mouse plus a Struck tractor.  SO, bugged him to look through his manuals.  BAM!  A whole folder of them.  He sold me a few duplicates that he has.

 

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Posted December 19, 2015 - 02:57 AM

More on pricing.... Replacement cost for track chain +/- 100$/ 10' box. # 80 final drive chain +/- 20$ / 10' box. You have half what you paid for the used machine in the track system alone..... The belts aren't free. Standard AA hex section belt for the counter rotating shaft drives are 70$+ each. More for Kevlar. The 4 drive belts are now Kevlar as supplied by Struck for the RS machines, so run at a premium too.

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Posted December 20, 2015 - 11:35 PM

I knew it wasn't going to be cheap.  I couldn't justify buying it in this condition for any more than what I paid simply because of the total cost to rebuild it all.


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Posted December 20, 2015 - 11:54 PM

My only worry is the chain for the tracks.  Mine is worn out, but If I can locate the proper conveyor chain with tabs I'll just remount all the plates on to the new chain.  Sprockets are in great shape, some pulleys need replacement, a few bearings are toast.  Its a rough machine that will end up needing a LOT of welding and patching due to bad owners.



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Posted December 21, 2015 - 04:58 AM

My only worry is the chain for the tracks.  Mine is worn out, but If I can locate the proper conveyor chain with tabs I'll just remount all the plates on to the new chain.  Sprockets are in great shape, some pulleys need replacement, a few bearings are toast.  Its a rough machine that will end up needing a LOT of welding and patching due to bad owners.


Well, according to my info, the track chains are 550 conveyor chain on those. A very few of the early units had #50 ag chain with cast sprockets. My 2 year old RS kit has 557 chain with the track plates welded directly to the side plates. There is little difference in 550 vs 557 chain aside from the 557 being only slightly heavier. The pitch should be the same from 550 - 557 at 1.630" (just over 1 5/8")

If I have the chain #'s correct (550 K-1), the replacement chain is +/- 100$/10' box online. Among others, the chain is here http://www.peerchain...l-chain/page/2/

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Posted January 16, 2016 - 08:58 PM

I haven't done a thing with it.  Its been sitting in the same spot under a tarp.  I hope to get it into the garage within the next week to at least look at the drivetrain better.  Will be looking into new chains but I will first get these loosened up and cleaned.  If they are saveable and don't skip then I'll use them for the time being.  The sprockets are in good shape, chain is just stiff otherwise looks decent. 

 

Lots of cutting, welding and repairing to come. 


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