Yesterday's Tractor Co. Shop Now
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
Classified Ads
Photo Ads
Tractor Parts

Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Tractor Town
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs

Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
Ford 8N/9N Club
Today's Tractors
Garden Tractors
Classic Trucks
Kountry Life
Crawlers, Dozers, Loaders & Backhoes Discussion Forum

Re: Dresser dozer

[Show Entire Topic]  

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register
Author  [Modern View]

07-20-2012 19:57:34

Report to Moderator

With SALT tracks I'm going to make a guess that they have alligator links for the master and that's the reason he wants to just cut a link so the alligator link will remain undisturbed. That said if a link is to be taken out then it will need to be done by a shop with the proper tools to do the job.

If you were to cut and try to weld a link, in an attempt to do the job on the cheap, all your doing is asking for trouble. What's going to happen is the first time the man gets that track in a bind the welded link is going to break apart at the weld and the track is going to fall off. I say this because track chains are made of a hardened, cast alloy and typically do not take weld all that great. Over the years about the only thing I've ever seen welded on a track chain is the alligator master link itself. Usually thye run a bead right down the joint to help hold it together when the bolts break. The way they are made all the weld is really doing is keeping the alligator teeth together so it's not taking the full pulling force applied to the track like a cut and welded link would be doing. Even so, I've seen just as many of the welds cracked and nearly broke as I have welds that have lasted any length of time.

I could say more on the subject but if I were asked to do this I wouldn't do it, and would strongly recommend that the customer not even attempt it because he'll wind up worst off than he already is when the welded link fails.

That said, the other posts saying that the track wear indicated that everything was worn out and removing a link still wasn't going to really solve the problem is also right. However, if it were a set of standard unsealed tracks, and the guy was just using the macine for occasional, personal use, then it could be done. Still all that would do is cause it to wear the rest of the remaining parts faster but with little to no use, it wouldn't be a real issue. The main issue here is that a welded link simply will not hold up.........

[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]
[Show Entire Topic]     [Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Log in to Reply]

Hop to:

Fast Shipping!  Most of our stocked parts ship within 24 hours (M-Th). Expedited shipping available, just call! Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors. Compare our super low shipping rates! We have the parts you need to repair your tractor. We are a company you can trust and have generous return policies. Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651. [ About Us ]

Home  |  Forums

Copyright © 1997-2018 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters