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 on: May 28, 2017, 05:42:00 PM 
Started by Kalibero - Last post by Kalibero
My name Is Kaliber Olson. I am from Enumclaw Washington and just picked up my first Cletrac. Its  BGH and I posted a question in the forums already about it. I live on our family farm of about 200 acres and we raise black Angus Cattle. I have a full time job in Seattle because, lets face it, it aint going to be cheap fixing this ole tractor up.

 I look forward to helping where I can and also getting as much help as I can. I would prefere to learn from all your mistakes that is.

Kaliber Olson

 on: May 28, 2017, 05:36:06 PM 
Started by Kalibero - Last post by Kalibero
I just secured this BGH model Cletrac. I am pretty excited as I need one for the farm and hope to get it back to good condition. The Owner said the left track fell off about 10 years ago. He picked up parts  to fix, and a new trac,k and never got back to it. so it sat. You will see from the pictures that I need a new manifold and will undoubtedly need a few more parts.

There is so much I am trying to learn about these tractors and will need help here I am sure.  One thing is I have looked at many sheets that list serial numbers but I am having a hard time finding where mine fits in...

 I will also do an intro on the intro thread. I dont know how to add pictures yet so i just added my link to drop box. copy and paste it into your browser and you can see the pictures.

Kaliber Olson

 on: May 23, 2017, 07:53:04 PM 
Started by Grant Richie - Last post by Subgates
I knew my IXB 3 had come from another device since there's no Oliver bell housing badge like plate with the OC3 serial on it. The engine crankshaft has the extension to run my hydraulic pump. But does anyone know why Grants and my IXB3's use the other (wrong) firing order?

 on: May 22, 2017, 04:25:42 PM 
Started by Bigstone - Last post by Jack in NB
On my 3's, I line up the link pin about 9 oclock on the rear sprocket. I can then drive the pin inward without interference, and the teeth on the sprocket keep the track from an uncontrolled departure forward.

I think the 4 track frame and final drive arrangement is similar.

On reassembly, the same positioning and some help from a block and tackle or come-along to pull the links into alignment simplifies the job.

And I've found a spike (4"? 6"?) about right to replace the lock.

 on: May 22, 2017, 01:03:51 AM 
Started by vj - Last post by Blake Malkamaki
Glad you're getting some good information here. I wish some of the other guys would jump in.

 on: May 21, 2017, 10:22:39 PM 
Started by Bigstone - Last post by hotratz
No, I did not use a torch for any of it. My link pin was obvious because it was held in place by 1/4" cotter pins. I would not recommend cotter pins be used when it goes back together though. I used 1/4" round stock bend over when it went back together.

 on: May 21, 2017, 11:15:42 AM 
Started by Bigstone - Last post by Bigstone
Hotratz Sir,

I appreciate the advise.  Now I have to find the connecting link. Did you need to use a torch during the removal process?

The crawler does run but I need to repair the diesel fuel tank first as I have it off now. Then I can move it to where I will did into the repair

Thanks for the tips...


 on: May 20, 2017, 03:58:57 PM 
Started by vj - Last post by vj
Well, still doing a few things on the mg-1  or m2 hst.  I got piston rings from hasting, and got them back in the wxlc3 engine. Did blasting on several parts and primered. Also got hold of other m2 folks, so all is looking good. It take time to restore anything, but its a lot of fun. Grin

 on: May 20, 2017, 07:37:56 AM 
Started by Bigstone - Last post by hotratz
Don't know if this is the best way but the times I've done it, it goes something like this:

Find the master link pin and roll the crawler so the pin is on top. The pin will have some sort of retainer pin/cotter pin in it that will have to be removed. Then loosen the track adjusting nuts so you have plenty of slop. Now remove the master link pin. At this point you can roll the track off from the top front and back. Now the crawler is sitting on flat track like a train. At this point you can jack up the back of the crawler so the sprocket is not touching anymore. I was able to use a 2 1/2 ton jack to lift mine. Be careful when you drive the master link pin out because the track may want to get away from you at the front idler. You want it off anyway but it could surprise you when you remove the link pin. Reconnecting the link when you're done is a little trickier. You'll need to devise a means to pull the track back together. My first time I used a come-a-long to pull the track ends together, not the best way but I did finally wrestle it back. Since then I made a track tool to do it.

 on: May 20, 2017, 02:07:05 AM 
Started by Marion7200 - Last post by Marion7200
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