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Discussion in 'Mills' started by milling_drum, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. andoman

    andoman Well-Known Member

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    I've seen a few local guys that swapped out the two rear wheels for tracks to solve that problem, the one fellow said it eliminated 90% of the problems they had with it but god save you if the front wheels ever touch a soft surface.
     
  2. Toegrinder

    Toegrinder Well-Known Member

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    The problem with that is you wouldn't be able to swing the right rear leg in front of the cutter box, which I use often. I'm also not sure the left rear leg would clear when set in.
     
  3. Blue Collar

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    We have 4 of those W1200's and they all have tracks on the 4 legs, im sure all the machine diminsions are the same so i would think you could replace the heavy wheels with tracks. I couldnt imagine running one with wheels with the stuff and areas i have to cut.
     
  4. milling_drum

    milling_drum Senior Member

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    If its a clearance issue for a track in that area in front of the drum housing, that rubber tire 1200 might be the same as a 1000 model with a bigger drum housing. I'd like to know how big the difference is in weight too.
     
  5. andoman

    andoman Well-Known Member

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    From what I was told the machines are identical and the legs are interchangeable and should keep the swing in functionality
     
  6. Toegrinder

    Toegrinder Well-Known Member

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    The machines are not identical. I actually thought the same thing when I first got ahold of it, I wanted to switch it out the wheels for tracks. But the are two completely different frames. The area where the wheels are in the frame when set in is a lot wider on the track version.
     
  7. Toegrinder

    Toegrinder Well-Known Member

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    it's kinda hard to see in the picture but you can definitely see the difference in frames compared between this pic and my earlier post
     

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  8. milling_drum

    milling_drum Senior Member

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    I'll never be able to tell the joy of running this thing, complete with worn out drive pulley wheels, bad flashing....its almost like comming home:)

    It did have a V-12, that was kinda a consolation of sorts, never got to get the power out of it because of the worn out pulleys.
     

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    This thing wasn't all that bad....kinda impressed with it.
     

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    added a PR1000 rear conveyor to eliminate windrow elevator.
     

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    milling_drum Senior Member

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    Custom Built recycle trains great to look at!

    This from last nite, we spend an average of an hour parked every nite waiting for....you know.
     

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    Replacement mill they sent to us today
     

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    bean Well-Known Member

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    This was what was in the fuel filter of the other one
     

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    bean Well-Known Member

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    here is the **** machine that wouldn't start in the cut
     

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    Wirtgen 3800cr.
     

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    milling_drum Senior Member

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    Nice fuel filter....hahahaha
     
  17. Blue Collar

    Blue Collar Active Member

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    do you know why all the water and moisture is getting into the fuel system, i ask this because one of our small mills is always haveing problems with the fuel getting water in it.
     
  18. bean

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    I'm pretty sure the fuel cap was left off. I have had this problem on a larger machine before where the fuel tank had a bolt on lid for cleanout that leaked due to bad welds/gasket. Cap the fuel tank and pressure check with 40 psi of air or so, and you will find out if the tank is your problem. If it doesn't have a fuel water seperator it won't hurt to add one aswell.
     
  19. daddy

    daddy Active Member

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    I wouldn't put 40 psi of air into a tank not designed as a pressure vessel.

    You could permanantly deform it, or have to pick up the pieces and build a new one.

    Two or three pounds will find a leak.
     
  20. milling_drum

    milling_drum Senior Member

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    And in most cases, the leak will be somewhere REALLY hard to get at. Cause mills are good for pain in the @ss things like that:)