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Fat Allis Next Surgery

Discussion in 'Track Loaders' started by DMiller, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. DMiller

    DMiller Senior Member

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    Moment of insanity today. Got the farm tractor forklift out and rolled up the last Old rail. Got that impatient wild hair a flowing to the breeze and shoved the replacements in under the 7G.
    It is Now liquid Analgesic time!!

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    Can honestly state it hurts to type currently!! And I still get to spend time with the 20# later this week.
     
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    Going to be a Quiet week, may not be back on the crawler for a week. Have a cousin coming in from SLC on Thursday, late flight in, spending weekend and figured I best be Un-Injured or at least not bloodied awhile. Been helping clean up house, organize some stuff for her visit, swept out garage, washed the Scooter, picked up a bunch of detritus fall out in the yard and am thinking may have to frigging MOW!! Courtney is her name, Uncle's boy's oldest daughter and hate to say, DEVOUT LDS Church member. I don't hold it against her anymore than she my being Catholic!!! She would like to see(Never been to MO or IL) where her roots are, GrGrGr Grandparents were from a spot in the road not thirty miles from us Here, Bohunks from old world Bohemia(Now Czech Republic), last name of Havelka(pronounced Hovakey). Has heard stories from my Uncle her Grandpa but not much to put two and two to. Wife's car gets serviced tomorrow, also have some stuff at Washington MO to pickup while there. Tuesday have Doc appointment and figured Wednesday a wash.
     
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    This is Court a few years back(the one on Right). Been married twice, she is supposed to elaborate what happened to those two this visit.

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    Well fired off a run of texts to cousin for aligning at Lambert airport all was quiet
    Got there twenty minutes before flight arrival
    Landed unloaded and no cuz.
    Texted only find still at home
    She kinda forgot to let me know thought about it then got overloaded and forgot.
    So on way home truck gatorback in highway another truck flips it into my lane got car ahead of me and the plastic shyt valance under the front bumper on ours. Grand to fix just happened to get $1000 deductible on that policy.

    So today full of **** and vinegar got really mad and got some ahead. Pins are in both sides but ran out of steam on second one, more beatings tomorrow.
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    Sounds like a nasty highway experience!
    Looks like the replacement tracks are off the donor machine? Quite the lugs on the shoes...…….great for traction, but tears up more when turning.
     
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    Was ugly on the road
    Could see that tread face flipping to a windshield but slid off the road

    Grousers were add ons by previous owner about 3/4” above old tri bars
    Have a load of old 5/8 rebar may end up on shoe heels
     
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    BTW, the square steel and old rail master pin is Helper number 3, Me Myself and I were a little busy swinging the 20#.
     
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    Old monster looks a tad better with shoes back on
    Gonna look at the torque output seal tomorrow as still on stands, after that will come off those, get pans back on and tracks tensioned.
    As whooped today!!

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    Currently need access to a old school simple hydraulic press, try to straighten up the rear guards. May get on CL or Fleabay and see what I can come up with. Have a good 30T cylinder, may even construct a jig from leftovers and see what can accomplish.
     
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    Busy early this morning, Worked on Converter seal, got that all back together and trunnion back in, set trans belly pan then helicoiled one engine belly pan securing block got the machine off stands and have it sitting on its own legs belly pan on but need an additional four 2"- 1/2"SAE Bolts to finish that up. Wife Duties again this evening at local Eagles Hall then back to it tomorrow see what can finish up, get it outdoors and tracks tensioned after cycle them a few times F-R. May get the two operating cages in and start that mod work. Misting nasty crud weather out currently so machine sits indoors.
     

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    Test drive good after rails tightened just made a rumble strip driveway I had to clean up!!
    Rails be aggressive seven ways from Sunday! Still some leaks but not continuous
    Not sure of what that is

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    Tractor and cover cage back inside
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    Busy today, did a little rock rake grading of our drive for Lake Controls between showers then got into building rear saddles for Cage. Will get trimmed once the cage is welded on to them.

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    The front Horns will be treated a little different, going to Bushing them with a thru bolt and end plate caps to allow movement. 1/2" steel pipe just fits the holes. Rear legs of cage will be shortened 4 1/2".

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    Oh nice! 4" channel or 5" for the brackets?? All OSHA approved, right?? :D
     
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    4", trimmed out to fit inconvenient spots. OSHA would HATE Me!! Is a Brush Cage not a ROPS. LOL!!! I do with what I have!!
     
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    A good operator would never need a ROPS anyway

    Great project D Miller !
     
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    OSHA wouldn't hate you.... They love to find stuff like that ;)
     
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    Exactly, LOVE to fine the crap out of these!! Is a Love/Hate relationship and ONE Sided!!
     
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