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1  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / Re: my "custom" project... coming together. added PIC on: April 18, 2012, 03:27:48 PM
well, since these photos were posted, I made even more changes.

I CAD designed and had fabed up at a local sheet metal supplier, two long tool boxes, similar to the Clark WW2 airborne "sandboxes" mounted on the fenders. EXCEPT.. they are closed on the top to secure my oil gun, variuos tool , chains, gloves etc.

I also have a complete OC3 grill guard, to which I have fabed up light guards to protect the bucket lights on each side.

Very militay in appearance now...

I need to get some photos of it in its current state and post for you

send me a PM to and Ill pass them along.
2  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / Re: OC-3 Rubber Track Pads on: December 15, 2011, 09:10:38 AM
About those composite pads made from the modern composite decking:

I made a set. They worked well, for a SHORT time only.

I put them on for temporary use while I rebuilt the machine at my suburban home sub-division so it wouldnt tear up my concrete driveway.

Crawler is now at my cabin in OK being put to real use. they are tearing up really fast, Some are missing big chunks already. Didnt take long for the gravel, sharp stones and mud to make short work of them.

I think the conveyer belt material would work really good. I looked into this too. I even got a sample. Very good abrasive resistance. I would go this route again if ever the need arose. I would NOT do the composite deck material again.  Lots of work and they didnt last long enough to justify the cost (about 2 boards worth @ 40 dollars or so) or the time to cut, split and drill them out.
3  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / Re: OC-4 tracks? on: December 09, 2011, 08:14:44 AM
I had photos as well of a OC4 that someone sent me, it too had the 3 rooler rails, and these same offset tracks/pads. I think it was becuse it was a 31 gauge ? unit Really narrow machine

I think I posted on this on one of the forums too at the time.

Wished I bought that machine, looking back..
4  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / Re: HG with 6-way blade on: December 09, 2011, 08:09:43 AM
Chris. You know I am still looking for SOME sort of real setup for my HG42.  I like this setup better than any factory hood-over IMP types.

You looking to part this machine?

At least sell the working blade and controls off of it?

Please advise.
5  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / I STILL seek a HG dozer/Ware loader setup!! on: November 17, 2011, 09:11:38 AM
Geez.. One would think these wouldnt be all that hard to score.

I got a lead on a few, but no deals yet.

I am beginning to lean toward the Ware loader, having used the crawler now at the cabin for a few month, I see that usefullness of a loader of a simple blade.

Or course, Ill still buy a blade setup too if nothing else.

Got a fellow out of TX heading to PA and NY soon and says he may be able to help me in getting whatever I buy home to me here in Dallas, TX area.

What have you got? Price?
6  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / my cletrac finally working! on: October 07, 2011, 12:33:21 PM
pulling logs..

That Aux tranny helped!

7  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / Re: looking for photos of a Anderson Setup. on: August 23, 2011, 05:16:22 PM
thank you both for the information and photos.. I'll keep my eye open for all those parts o be sure its complete!

8  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / Can one remove FRAME in this manner? on: August 19, 2011, 08:23:27 AM

I am wondering about something. I got this dilema.

Have a rolling chassis HG (1945 dated) that has a fantastic frame... The HG I have running (1951) has a frame that was sort of "mucked up" around the rear mounting.

First thought was to just pull the great condition motor from my runner and drop into the 1945 dated rolling chassis.

BUT.. I have already spent lots of mulla on the 1951 with all new rollers, seals, bearings, main springs, etc. its just that the frame , well, isn't perfect like the rest of it is now!

So I got to thinking of pulling the engine on the runner and taking out the frame.. Then replacing the most excellent frame from the rolling chassis into my 1951, then dropping the motor in.

Now. the question.

Is it possible to unbolt the frame, leaving the track assemblies and rear transaxle in place (Blocking as needed of course)

It looks possible.. Looks to me that one would unbolt both sides at the track frame guide supports, from the frame rails, leaving the tie bar in place, keeping both track assembies where they are.

then unbolt the transaxle/transmission from the rear of the frame (blocked so it dont rotate or fall)

Does this sound reasonable? Just wondering about this.

ALSO... would a 1945 dated frame bolt the same to the rear as a 1951 frame?  In other words, are there any differences in the rear mounting to transaxle.

(Forgive my questions. your probably wondering why I just dont go look for myself!  the reason is that the runner is now about 160 miles away at the cabin... the rolling frame isnt actually in my possession to view. I bought this roller for the most excellent tracks.. Its on its way soon.)
9  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / looking for photos of a Anderson Setup. on: August 19, 2011, 08:06:32 AM
Got a chance to purchase what the owner says is a factory setup.

I see from the pictures that it hase round tube "struts" heading back to the rear.

Is this correct?

10  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / Water Pump number for a HG with IXB Hercules on: July 27, 2011, 03:30:09 PM
Got mine from these folks:

matched the casting number on my original pump.
11  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / I be looking... for a small DOZER BLADE...ONLY on: July 16, 2011, 05:26:38 PM
now you would think that a smallish sized dozer blade would be pretty easy to find....not so...
looking for ideas and a source for a small dozer blade. Ideally, 5 feet wide at most, 2 feet tall at most, and NOT too heavy!

My attempt at using a simple drag type 3pt blade on my HG42 is working, but I want a little more "umph" with a more stoutley built blade.

ANyone got one they wanna get rid of? No need for mounts, hoses, pumps ,etc.. I am all set there.  Just looking for blade, a better, stout blade to fit onto my custom made lift mechanism.

Like I said, any simple, light to medium weight blade will do.. must be 5 ft or so..too small wont work, and I am trying to keep the size and weight down... my tracks are 52" wide. Needs to be at least a little wider than that to work right for me.

anyone? I am in the Dallas, TX area. Closest would be great so I can go get it, but if reasonable shipping or other deleivery is possible, Ill consider anywhere.


12  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / Re: TO oliverchris... YOUR "ELECTRIC BLADE" hg on: May 04, 2011, 02:56:07 PM
yea.. I figured that it was. EXCEPT.. I cant seem to download it with any degree of detail.

Ill wait for the photos when you return.. many thanks!

You like the crawler in Green do ya? I really like the looks of it now much better than it was.
13  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / Re: my "custom" project... coming together. on: May 04, 2011, 12:33:53 PM
grill and hood are from an Avery tractor. Or so the previuos owner told me
14  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / my "custom" project... coming together. added PIC on: May 03, 2011, 01:46:32 PM
I have been working on my HG-42 to look more "military" in appearance. a "recreation" of sort so to speak.

I replaced the old tractor type seat for a "delux" version that looks just like the type used on the HG prototype that was built in 1944.
This "delux" seat fits the look better all around. With canvas covering it looks pretty "authentic"

Built myslef a set of stout flat top fenders. Took a long time and a lot of work welding, cutting and grinding, but I think they came out pretty decent..

Added the military battery box I had.  Found a great place for the repop data tag I had custom designed..Put it right where the old style seat spring was.. Still need to make some rear light brackets for the BO lights. And score some front period looking headlights and build a brushguard. and one more rear bracket to mount the pintle hook to.  Still need to locate the ammo boxes for use as storage (chains and such) . And need to paint the chrome one wire alternator. Just dont look right with all that Olive Drab!

This is a FUN project to work on..  almost done..

15  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / TO oliverchris... YOUR "ELECTRIC BLADE" hg on: May 03, 2011, 01:23:18 PM
YOUR profile shows a listing with a "1945 Orange HG42 with electric snowblade"

Do you have ANY pix to share of how the front is mounted? I recently bought a vintage 12V electric hoist , supposedly capable of 1500 lb lift (minimum)and wish to build a blade/frame etc.

Would like to know your thoughts on how yours works..

Anyway, got any pix to share? I am going to build my own frame, like I said and would like to see what this one is all about before commiting to the design I have in mind.

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