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Welder Dave's Recent Activity

  1. Welder Dave replied to the thread bucket teeth.

    Unless they charge way too much and nobody buys them.

    May 13, 2021 at 6:37 AM
  2. Welder Dave liked Delmer's post in the thread Time to sell the backhoe, or think it is....

    Even if that part is the only one in the world, lots of tractor makers used a similar power steering system based on a sloppy mechanical...

    May 13, 2021 at 12:16 AM
  3. Welder Dave replied to the thread My first track loader!.

    Probably the best way to go. I think fixing the scratches all depends on how deep the hard chrome on the rod is. My stick cylinder rod...

    May 12, 2021 at 11:51 PM
  4. Welder Dave replied to the thread Time to sell the backhoe, or think it is....

    With Ford you think the power steering would have been used on other tractors and just need to find out which ones. They were pretty...

    May 12, 2021 at 11:38 PM
  5. Welder Dave liked Truck Shop's post in the thread Memories for us old truckers.

    When I was just a kid on the dairy farm outside of Prosser, Wa. I took my first ride in a new 1963 K100 with Corky Pistoresi. Early 335...

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  6. Welder Dave replied to the thread My first track loader!.

    It depends on how bad the bend is. I read of an amount where they should be replaced but can't remember. My bucket cylinders apparently...

    May 12, 2021 at 1:18 AM
  7. Welder Dave replied to the thread Repair or replace cracked boom???.

    Yes to peening and since it's a big machine may consider having it stress relieved using flexible ceramic heating pads. Some booms come...

    May 12, 2021 at 1:01 AM
  8. Welder Dave replied to the thread Bobcat Xchange Damage.

    I'm in Edmonton, welcome to the forum. Pics. of the damage might be better than a video. Get everything apart to fix it properly before...

    May 12, 2021 at 12:50 AM
  9. Welder Dave replied to the thread Hydraulic breaker piston scoring.

    Maybe, do you have any pics.?

    May 12, 2021 at 12:42 AM
  10. Welder Dave replied to the thread Repair or replace cracked boom???.

    I think Nige showed how a boom was repaired using the Cat procedure in an older post. Preheat and a competent welder is required but it...

    May 12, 2021 at 12:39 AM
  11. Welder Dave replied to the thread My first track loader!.

    Slight bend but can be straightened if done correctly. Probably best to have a cylinder shop with a press do it. I think you have to put...

    May 12, 2021 at 12:16 AM
  12. Welder Dave liked boone's post in the thread My first track loader!.

    Speaking of never getting bored...when we used the loader last we noticed a puddle of oil underneath. The two loader/hoist/boom whatever...

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  13. Welder Dave liked skyking1's post in the thread Dresser Td8g won’t grade to save my life.

    The trouble with sod clumps and sticks is having to deal with them even after a rake gathers them up for you. It's like you have to have...

    May 12, 2021 at 12:03 AM
  14. Welder Dave posted a new thread.

    Artificial intelligence to find weld flaws

    Anybody else seen this: At John Deere, ‘Hard Iron Meets Artificial Intelligence’ - insideBIGDATA

    Forum: Welding

    May 12, 2021 at 12:02 AM
  15. Welder Dave liked boone's post in the thread My first track loader!.

    Resurrecting this old thread with a few updates. Hard to believe it's been 3 years since it was last updated. Shows how little the...

    IMG_20210409_151105223.jpg IMG_20210409_151125892.jpg IMG_20210409_151303559.jpg May 11, 2021 at 8:15 PM