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County Crawler

PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:10 am
by frode
a 1200km roundtrip got me this.

Plate says 4/BD and serial 10010. I guess it is a County Full Track Mark IV with Bray Dozer, and number 10 in production. Anyone got some inputs?

Been standing outside for 20+ years. Engine have been changed for a FL-type, and it is turning. Main gear lever is jammed. At least one of the hydraulic pipes for the blade is rusted through. One of the steering clutches had problems, that was why it was put to rest. I need info on these. I think it is the multiplate type.

Price: Couldnt resist :-)

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Re: County Crawler

PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:29 pm
by Roadless63
There is a manual specifically for the steering clutches on these, Ive got one somewhere at home but think there will be too many pages to scan.

Re: County Crawler

PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 4:41 pm
by frode
Would be great if you could check!

Re: County Crawler

PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:49 pm
by Emiel
Hello Frode,

Congrats with the County. Looks to be quite complete.

Your Lorry also brings good memories. I've almost grown up in a F7 (F717 cattle transport lorry). Do you have some more pictures of it?

Rgds

Emiel

Re: County Crawler

PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 4:37 pm
by frode
Thanks, Emiel!

The crawler is complete, heavy duty drawbar, no hydraulics on the rear.

The F7 is standing outside, I borrowed it from a friend. What do you want pictures of? :-)

Frode

Re: County Crawler

PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:03 pm
by Roadless63
I'll check this weekend when I've got some time. There were 2 types of steering clutch, the 8 stud axles were the later type (its a while since I looked at one in detail so memory a but rusty). We've got a 1960 county based on a power major. Have you got roller bushes on the track chain? Ours should have but must have had the chain swapped at some time. The bottom rollers wear on the shoulders, they have replaceable pressed on metal "tyres" presumably because they wear out. Once worn they allow the track to jump off when turning. Sprockets can be swapped from side to side to wear both sides of the teeth. If the tops of the teeth are sharp/pointed they are worn. If you have a correct drawbar (heavy duty) the you need a raised PTO (or no PTO!).

Re: County Crawler

PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:55 am
by BearCreek Majors
Nice catch Frode!!! I see its still got at least one of the engine side panels on it yet!
Granny just walked by whining "why does Frode get all the good stuff", (I'm not sure but I think she may be mocking me again)

Pat

Re: County Crawler

PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:32 am
by Emiel
Hello Frode,

Well, you should not get out and make pictures. I was just wondering whether you had some more pictures of the volvo available.

Cool about these volvos are: the three wiper arms, the engine sound, and the brown 70s interior.

Rgds

Re: County Crawler

PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 11:19 am
by frode
BearCreek Majors wrote:Nice catch Frode!!! I see its still got at least one of the engine side panels on it yet!
Granny just walked by whining "why does Frode get all the good stuff", (I'm not sure but I think she may be mocking me again)

Pat


Both panels are there! And they are nice and straight too :-)

Still envy your Super-6, almost impossible to get here... :-)

Frode

Re: County Crawler

PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 11:31 am
by frode
Emiel wrote:Hello Frode,

Well, you should not get out and make pictures. I was just wondering whether you had some more pictures of the volvo available.

Cool about these volvos are: the three wiper arms, the engine sound, and the brown 70s interior.

Rgds


I took these before driving it back to my friend.

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Handle by the seat controls the three-way tipper body. Switch in front of the handle routes the hydraulics to the trailer tipping cylinder.
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The big square handle seen through the right side of the steering wheel is the splitter gearbox. This one has a turbo intercooled engine, 4 gears in each range (low/high) and a splitter on each gear. 16 gears total - syncronised of course. Very nice gearbox. (I know you know this stuff, Emiel - but maybe interesting to Pat :-) )
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Re: County Crawler

PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:29 pm
by Emiel
Hello Frode,

Thanks for the pictures. Interior looks good for such an old one.

Never seen the splitter on the dash though. The one we had had the SR52 8 speed box with the high low on the red button on the gear shift lever. Can't remember I've ever seen a 16 speed one. The FL's had an extra switch on the gear lever.

Rgds

Emiel

Re: County Crawler

PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:59 am
by frode
Interior is as good as it can get for an old truck...
low/high range is on the gearstick as you describe - so only the splitter is the difference :-)

I want to buy it!

Re: County Crawler

PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 3:09 pm
by frode
Got the crawler engine running.

Had to remove the front hydraulic pump. The control valve for the blade was stuck in the "raised" posistion, and the piping was rusted through at least one place. The control valve is sitting inside the tank, never seen that before. Engine is the later FL type with mechanical governour, so it has been replaced at a time. Its based on a New Major, so it should have the old engine and vacuum governour if it were to be combut pletely original. I dont mind the newer engine. I had to work a little with the stuck pump rack, but eventually it loosened up. Engine doesnt smoke at all, and sounds real good. Brakes are stuck so what will be my next job....

Re: County Crawler

PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:41 pm
by frode
Main gear lever was jammed. It was the sliding axle beneth that was rusted. Got it free with some heat and penetrating oil... worked it for an hour or two and now I can shift it with the lever. Got the brakes loose, and I moved it 1 meter forward under its own power... very happy :-) next thing will be to sort out the right steering clutch. I could use some data or text on this one. Its the multidisc type.

Re: County Crawler

PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:36 pm
by BearCreek Majors
:beer:

I think one of the tractor magazines had an article on repairing these clutches, maybe Tractor and Machinery, I'll do some digging this weekend, we start the pumpkin chucking this weekend but I should be able to find some time.

Pat

Re: County Crawler

PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 1:52 pm
by frode
Here is the failed steering clutch drum. I thought my MarkIV crawler had the multidisc, but I was wrong. This cracked drum is the reason the bulldozer was parked 20 years ago. Guess the previous owner couldnt source a spare one. Robb Morgan hooked me up with a replacement.

Bad Drum - Good Drum

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Re: County Crawler

PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:21 pm
by frode

Re: County Crawler

PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:10 pm
by frode

Re: County Crawler

PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:36 pm
by county654
The difference between a man and a boy.....is the size of the toy

:clap:

Re: County Crawler

PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:16 pm
by BearCreek Majors
Great to see it running Frode, and she sound great!! :beer:

Pat

Re: County Crawler

PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:03 am
by frode
BearCreek Majors wrote:Great to see it running Frode, and she sound great!! :beer:

Pat


Took it over to a neighbur for a beer last night. Smiling all the way :-) Rigged the rams for the blade up to the hydraulics on the County 654 to check them for leaks, and they are ok. They are a little pitted, but not enough to worry about. They are a special type with quite large attachment bolts. A ram of the shelf wont work. I'll fit them and maybe change or get the rods coated later. Will not fit the blade until its restored.

You should get one yourself, Pat :)

Re: County Crawler

PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:02 am
by Ripple
Sorry for the random post!

You all seem to know a bit about the Volvo F7, Hoping you can help me out with mine :)

http://www.fordsontractorpages.nl/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=6313