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Takeuchi TB68

Discussion in 'Excavators' started by Upco Ltd., Jun 22, 2019.

  1. Upco Ltd.

    Upco Ltd. New Member

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    Just purchased a used TB68 Serial # 68770 with the planetary gears gone in one of the final drives, I'm wondering what my best options are. I read that the China replacements are a different ratio and may need modifications to hook up the hydraulic lines ? Thanks in advance for your help.
     
  2. Fourtencustoms

    Fourtencustoms Well-Known Member

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    Both final drive gear ratios must match, so either rebuild yours, replace with one that you KNOW matches your ratio, or replace them both.

    Let us know what you decide!

    Welcome to the forum and the world of Takeuchi!
     
  3. mitch504

    mitch504 Senior Member

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    There is a member on here who's screen name is - finaldrive. He has been a lot of help to me on takeuchi- wait for it- final drives. make a couple more posts and you can PM him.
     
  4. Upco Ltd.

    Upco Ltd. New Member

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    Thanks .... If anyone knows this "final drive" member I would sure appreciate a way of contacting him.
    I have started rebuilding mine but finding parts is a real issue.....thinking there is a drive out there somewhere that will bolt in without modifying the undercarriage as all the replacement ones i have found require.
    Any help sure would be appreciated. Thanks again. Greg
     
  5. heymccall

    heymccall Senior Member

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