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Old 06-09-2015, 07:48:37 PM
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I bought this one in Northern NY. It had what turned out to be wrong rails and pads on the machine when I brought it home. I had a set of Cat rails and was able to buy the 8'' skelton pads and bolt on ice grousers form a friend. Few other things to do when free time shows its head again LOL
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Old 06-09-2015, 08:59:38 PM
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Jason

It sure is nice when a "15" turns into a 7C 15 one of 307 made that happens to be a wide gauge tractor. You got that going for you which is . . . . . Nice!

Oh, and the high 10 is just a bonus.

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So what kind of a building is the cats in , old garage , machine shed , nice floors
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I have managed to full A Potato Barn that was built in the 20's. Belongs to a friend. The floors are very thick for sure. This pic is of the second floor the ground level is full of machines and is concrete.
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Very nice.

I really love the skeleton pads and ice grousers. You just don't see that hardware around anywhere, but especially not out here in the warm Southwest.

Those pads which were on there sure look like they didn't have much money left in them anyway.

Very nice, love the barn too.

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Old 06-10-2015, 04:04:44 PM
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Thanks Pete. Chad took care of me
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Old 06-10-2015, 05:01:35 PM
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O. K., so a question from someone who hasn't been around these much.

I see the skeleton pad bolts on to the rail with four capscrews just like a regular grouser pad. I see that the ice cleats have a "T" shaped lug which engages the skeleton pad and it looks like for your mounting, you used the same capscrews to attach the ice cleat to the skeleton pad.

I see the single larger hole on each ice cleat opposite the "T" shape lug. Is that a provision to mount simply using one larger capscrew on the inner side and the "T" lug on the outer side, rather than bolting them on?

I assume if that's the case that provision is there to make attaching at the start of winter and removal at the end quicker and easier. Saves having to remove four bolts per cleat. Also saves the trouble of cleaning and polishing the skeleton pad to rail joint. That cleaning and removal of all paint and rust is critical to avoid pads working lose from the rail under use.

Am I interpreting things correctly, or is the single bolt hole on the inside of the ice cleat for something else? Perhaps to clamp on a piece of wood or rubber for summer use?

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Pete:

Next time you are over take a look at the 5 Ton w the cab as it has tracks similar to Jason's. The guy I got the Holt from in NH removed the ice grousers and they were attached exactly as you described. I got them in a big box.

My Best 60 with the Cab and ice grousers has ice cleats that are both bolted on and attached by welding.

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