It's a nice little rig. I have skidder chains on it right now. Pretty tough tractor. I've had it split in half once to rebuild the hydraulics, have to do the trans and motor at some point. Plus this one has a sherman transmission, it will do over 30mph, it's pretty scary at that speed.ANOTHAH MAINAH HEAH! from Dayton,@15 min from OOB,hey DOAKSTER,lovin the 8N with tracks,my grandfather had a couple of those all restored we used to use in the woods,first thing i ever drove.
Got any pics?atsah
I use cen-pe-co 15/40 para-synthitic. It will make a world of difference on weather it will start or not on the cold days. This year I am going to try the Rotella 15/40 para-synthic. Buddy runs it in his Cummins and loves it.
I love those tracks, I have a set for my Cub. Pretty neat and fun.
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Awesome little tractor....what rear tires do you run?
I've had some real trouble getting my track to "track" on the rear tires due to my tread pattern. they are both an R1 pattern but the tracks don't like their spacing.
I've tried to tweak every setting on my idler arms to get them to track right but just can't seem to do it.
The rears are 11.2 x 28, the standard 8N tires, but they are two different manufactures, both tires are pretty much new, both have an R1 pattern, but the spacing is a little different. Some people think all R1s are the same, but that's not the case.Thanks, Grampy bought that one new in '56. I'm the second owner of that one. I am running 8.3-24 R-1 ags for tires should be 9.?-24. I haven't had any issues with tracking. I wonder if there a little to long (worn in)?? What size tires are you running and how wide is the track 13" or more? Also wonder if something isn't worn on your boogies?
My father is looking to buy a truck similiar to yours. Where'd you buy it? My father lives near Augusta and never seems to be anything for sale in that area.I'm Dave from Franklin,Me. Born and raised the next town over Eastbrook. I have an '08 550 with a 5-yrd dump with the 6.4 . I've only got 3300 miles so far, I'll change the oil at 5K with Delvac 1300 non-syn and at 10K I'll be switching to full syn. Delvac 1 by Mobil. I think it's the best oil to use, I run it in all of my other diesels (2-tractors and a power unit) and have never had a problem. All of the Construction companies around here with Heavy equipment run Delvac 1 at least in the winter for easy starts and less engine wear.