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Old member, new toy

Post by boaterri » Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:47 pm

Hello all:
I have finally succumbed to that dreaded incurable disease..."Yellow Iron Fever". After much time lurking here and occasionally asking questions, some dumb, I finally have taken delivery of an older 450C track loader with a back hoe attachment.

The machine was broken down to major components for servicing and painted prior to reassembly. There are a couple of frozen track chain segments on each side, hopefully they will loosen up with use. The back hoe has some new hoses but is otherwise original.

Yes, I know I should not be wearing sandals around heavy equipment.


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Post by jtrichard » Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:22 pm

Park the machine in about 3 inches of water with the froze links down for a day or two then run it a few hours and that should help free them up
2010 with 622 dozer with mod. 35 ripper and a 2010 with 622 dozer bought in 1969 and a 2010 loader with drott and mod. 36 ripper

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Post by scampr » Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:20 pm

Running in snow works very well on the tracks but that might be a issue for Fla...lol The water should work well for you.Its amazing how it will help.. good luck with it
scampr 440icd, 450c, 47 farmall H, 55 farmall cub and ashamed to have a kabota too

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