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- RETIRED (Mostly)
Senior Member, Male, from MS
- TD24 was last seen:
- May 7, 2022
Old trucker, finance man, materials handling eqpt sales, Used forklift business owner, dabbler now.
- RETIRED (Mostly)
Reliving the old trucking and forklift times on sites if interest and making some auctions. Building my own computers and repairing some for friends. LOL LOL... No charges to them as "I give no warranties."
Sort of a correction to my membership......Updated 4/28/2020
My TD24 comes from a partner in our lift truck business buying a TD24 from the IH dealer across the street from our shop. Was in 1980 to 82. He had farmland and wanted to build a lake. He had asked about the tractor, but wanted me to do the low dollar negotiations. They said it weighed 30,000 lb,and scrap would bring it to $3,000. Starter was out but they swore a 6 ft push would crank it.
We discussed/ haggled starter rebuild... Getting it hauled to the scrap yard, etc.
Finally got them to $2,500 and he had it hauled. He pulled starter and and repaired in our shop, unstuck the left steering clutch. It had a massive land clearing/shear / spike blade. He traded it to a logger for a straight dozer blade assembly and got "boot". Boot was never specified to me, but I feel he probably cleared the hauling and starter parts. Built his lake, retired is 1/93 to other partner and me, and died years ago of cancer.
Now, my dozer/dirt work consists of about six hours on an old Cletrac dozer in around 1950. It was not war surplus as painted yellowish. Over head cable straight blade.
Cletrac then (or this particular tractor) did not have steering clutches---had steering brakes. My little scrawny 15 year old carcass had all it wanted, pulling levers to choke it R of L. The total work experience was on pushing out a fence line of Bo-Dock (Bois de Arc) growth. make a little berm, get crossways to it, gouge as much root as could reach, push/shove, repeat. Dark come and I was not done. Gave up on it,
(My best friends dad was the farm manager there. He said "I could just play with it if I wanted". Got all I wanted that afternoon,)