A tilt tray truck turned up at home last Sunday and look what it dropped off!
I managed to find a Cat D4 6U series and with the aid of a cheque, managed to persuade the owned to drop it off at my house.
Unfortunately, there is no serial number attached to the rear of the frame but the number on the engine indicates it could be a 1953 model (6U8564). The pony motor starts good on the first pull of the starting rope and drives and steers as good as when it was new. Undercarriage (rollers, pins & bushes, sprockets & idlers) also better than 80% and appears to have done very little work since a undercarriage rebuild. Fuel tank and air cleaner are not origional - a Cat dry type air filter has been fitted and the fuel tank has been custom made professionally to give added capacity. This was done at the same time the bush canopy was fitted, probably when the tractor was new. The origional tank was side mounted.
A few tidy up jobs to do - tighten the fan belt, replace 2 hoses, remount the oil pressure gauge andrefit the bonnet properly (some bolt holes are stripped out) then it's going to work for a while on our property. Eventually, it will get tidied up (mainly a paint job) when time permits.
Once the blade and mounting hardware is cleaned up, it will be going back on the 50TD as this was fitted to the tractor when it was first sold. Might take a while though. Might even be able to start up contracting with 2 dozers and a Britstand 2 yard scoop!
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