I like my TD6, it has a 282. Make sure that both steering clutches release when you drive it. They should both pull with about the same resistance on the levers. Then find a big rock or tree and push and make sure both track spring and the clutches donít slip. Then of course check the undercarriage. Lots of specs on that machine on crawler heaven. Also look at the king of obsoletes website. He has lots of TD9ís and tips on things to look for on them. And yes they do crack heads if they are shut down without being cooled off and idled down after working hard.