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1953 International TD 6 Dozer


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Old 05-06-2013, 07:08:07 PM
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Here is the new toy I hauled home. It starts on gasoline then switched to diesel after it is warmed up. I have to pull the steering clutches and free them up. It was last run about 5 years ago. Click image for larger version

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Nice Looking Unit!
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Where is the dozer?
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We are in central PA., near Williamsport.
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Default Re: 1953 International TD 6 Dozer

Dear Ed Nice visiting with you at Logue sale. That TD is the wrong color and the wrong brand. You have to be careful when you hang around with "The Yankee" Before you know it you'll have a yard full of crawler thingees. Ed B
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Where is the dozer?
i think the above is asking wheres the blade. i think u got a ih toolbar tractor. not too common. only sitting 5 year maybe u should try soaking and breaking clutches loose with load on before tearing into it. good luck.
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I will say that if you aren't on Red Power forums, I would recommend joining so you can view all the info in the archives. Also the King of Obsolete thinks TD6's are all right but duals rule; check out his page of what-to-do's here:

King's Check List

If that is a toolbar dozer, I hope you got that part too. They are rather unique compared to the heavy Bucyrus bullgraders.
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Default Re: 1953 International TD 6 Dozer

Ed,

With setting only 5 years, the clutches probably aren't stuck too bad. I've freed them up by tying both steering clutch levers back, then repeatedly releasing then engaging the master clutch while in 1st or 2nd gear. With a blade on, it works to bang against a tree stump. Without a blade on it, you could tie from the drawbar to a big stump. It seems it takes a good jar to get them to come loose.

I've pulled steering clutches on 6's before, and it's not what I'd call a "fun" job. If they don't release for you, I'd even try putting the plugs in the steering clutch compartment covers, filling the cavities with kerosene, and soak a day or two with the levers tied back.

Happy Tracking!

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Yeah, kero or diesel are the tools of choice, although some have tried citric acid too.

Ed, I almost forgot to tell you that the service books are your best friends. Try Binderbooks for good quality copies you can keep in the shop and get dirty if necessary.

IH Crawler manuals, 1939 and up

There is a good amount of info on the styled TD series online, so any questions should be able to be answered.
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I took the blade off so I could be closer to "LEGAL" hauling weight and easier to load. I will post pictures later when I am at fast internet later. "NO" D.S.L. or cable here. I live in the sticks, I "CANNOT" even get satellite internet!!! I read a lot on "Red Power" about the machine before I hauled it. Lots of great information and was a great help! My buddy said the clutches were stuck when he last run it and could not get them to break loose. I unbolted them from the final drives so it would roll. My buddy's son started taking the machine apart the last time it was run and could not go any further. After setting the left clutch got some water in it and got a good bit rusty. I have the tools and got the information I need to get it to move freely. My problem is health issues, I can only work on it when health provides. I will be getting the blade in a week or two. I still have to unload the crawler. I just have to wait until I can do it.

---------- Post added at 09:49 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:36 AM ----------

THANKS fellow friends. I got downloads of the IHC manual off a clutch disc website. I spend a lot time on the computer researching for things for my friends and me. I got good at searching things. THANKS to my one buddy telling me about SMOKSTAK a few years ago I have you good friends to help out too. THANKS again!
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