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Bad day for the tracked TW. Hydraulic pump bracket fell to bits and chewed up the belts , the starter has been playing about so had a look at that as well.


Mortice and tenon joint on a kin steel bracket what a POS.


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Glued it together




Intermittent starter problem thats been getting worse, the lads have been beating it with a hammer.




Contacts all burnt out so its scrap.



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Too many drag starts in the transit trying to get green waste out of the back made it smell funny according to the lads. :thumbdown:


I think its lost its newness



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Transits never did have a long lived clutch, always thought they should have a gear below 1st for setting off with a arb load on ;-)

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shame it was not welded up like that from day one.


Its not really the only design problem. The whole pump setup is about a foot long and is only bolted one end on the two holes.




After welding the bracket i made a stay/adjuster that runs from the engine to the pump. This should support it all a bit better








New starter turned up from Woodautos today , £90 instead of £160 from Kubota. Their part number STR 70073




All done and working :)



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I just got back from holiday to find the tipping body had sheered off from its hinges at the back while I was away, use and abuse from tree work

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or just run at the proper weight would be another option:thumbup:


Madness, Sir.

Utter madness.



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The copper contacts in the starter motor are a pretty quick and easy change. My Fourtrak did the same, it went for 18 months on some homemade brass ones, then fitted genuine Nippon Denso ones.




The "Nippon Denso Clunk of Doom"

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