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Just got a Timberjack 208D
« on: March 01, 2020, 03:39:15 PM »



Iím guessing these are PR52 axles from what Iíve read. Do I need to get the numbers off it to order parts. A couple brass pins are leaking and Iíd like to be ready before itís to late. Itís a 353 and it seems it was swapped out to a opistit rotation engine. Exhaust is on opposite side it was originally on and the forwarder reverser backwords. It all works fine and has been for some time. So Iím assuming that wonít hurt anything in the future? Any tips Iíll take thanks.

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Re: Just got a Timberjack 208D
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2020, 07:40:31 PM »
Look like pr52 to me but Iíve never owned one with them so take that for what itís worth. on any of the jacks  with the reverser ahead of the transmission push forward on the reverser lever for reverse pull back for forward. The skidders with the reverser in the transfer case are forward for forward. When I run my 240A it feels wrong to me cause I put so many hours on my 225D. 
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Re: Just got a Timberjack 208D
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2020, 09:03:16 PM »
Nice looking Timber Jack what year is it. Looks like a pretty modern for a 208 great find. 

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Re: Just got a Timberjack 208D
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2020, 09:21:59 PM »
It wouldn't be an opposite rotation engine just an opposite engine.  There were different configurations with the blowers, water pumps, fuel systems on opposite sides but the engine rotation was the same.  The 353 in my old Franklin had the water pump and fuel system on the left side facing the front.  The 353 in the old Dyna Hoe has the water pump and fuel system on the RH side.  There of course were opposite rotation models :) 8) 8)  Good looking old Jack 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
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Re: Just got a Timberjack 208D
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2020, 05:12:38 AM »
Well if the reverser is supposed to be backwards then yes it just a different orientation. And I was told it was a 1979. Iím pretty happy with it. It all works even both brakes and it is a 40 year old piece of woods equipment. 

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Re: Just got a Timberjack 208D
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2020, 08:18:20 AM »
They did a lot with the Detroits, some GM bus's ran backwards. I had an Allis dozer that stalled and starter rolling backwards that started to run backwards. Quite a sound. I had a pan that ran one, what a screamer. I have a bus/rv that had one. Now it has a Cummins, much nicer. Someone was skidding 2 1/2 miles from my house and with the wind right I could hear it plan as could be. Very nice looking machine. I keep looking for a small non Detroit skidder.

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Re: Just got a Timberjack 208D
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2020, 06:35:11 PM »
I'm jealous, always loved those 208D's ;)

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Re: Just got a Timberjack 208D
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2020, 06:49:15 PM »
I'm jealous, always loved those 208D's ;)
Yeah Iíve alwasy wanted a 200 series. Never even ran one until this one. But I feel like itís a iconic ďloggerĒ look lol  I donít know why. 

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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2020, 04:45:38 PM »
Ok. Iím changing the oil in the winch. Yellow metal safe 75-90. But the oil level plug below the serial number tag it broke off. So I canít get it out. I read on a old post 1.8L is required. Or almost 2 quarts. Is that right? Would I be safe just adding two quarts? 

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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2020, 04:49:26 PM »
6 pints if I remember right 
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Re: Just got a Timberjack 208D
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2020, 05:29:11 PM »
Thanks. Well thatís 3 quarts so maybe I could add a little more. 

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Re: Just got a Timberjack 208D
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2020, 07:10:40 PM »
Nice old TJ . I purchased a 3-53 opposite hand from a gen set , without the blower for my 230 E , can't get it to fire yet on Either , so maybe it's a boat anchor lol .  If I do,  it'll need a little re jigging for the throttle etc , but not a biggie . It turns the same direction as the old run.

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« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2020, 07:15:08 PM »
if you are saying your 353 dose not have a blower on it? it cant run without one

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« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2020, 06:11:51 PM »
Iíve changed most the gear oil and tinkered with other things. I was wanting to build a tree pusher for the arch before I take it to the woods. Two questions...are they really that useful? And does it need to have teeth? I would think not. And as far as pushing you can now, just not a lot of room if u need to finish the cut with pressure on the tree. I would think 90% of the time you could cut it leave a couple wedges in if it donít wedge over and then finish backing to it to push it over with arch. Whatís your experience? 

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« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2020, 07:37:13 PM »
Tree pusher is much nicer you can do it without one but once you have one you wonít go back. Itís harder to push trees uphill without one because the but plate hits the tree before the arch. Mine only sticks out about a foot but itís just enough to help a lot. Mine has no teeth but it has a v cut out
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Re: Just got a Timberjack 208D
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2020, 07:50:23 PM »
if you are saying your 353 dose not have a blower on it? it cant run without one
I was also told that it would fire on Either but won't run without a blower . So I thought I would try it before installing it into the skidder. Darn thing just rolls over and won't fire . Oh well it may be a "pig in a poke " lol

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« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2020, 07:52:48 PM »
Tree pusher is much nicer you can do it without one but once you have one you wonít go back. Itís harder to push trees uphill without one because the but plate hits the tree before the arch. Mine only sticks out about a foot but itís just enough to help a lot. Mine has no teeth but it has a v cut out
Ok maybe Iíll gab one up. I would also like to build a large muffler can. Iíll see what I can do. 

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« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2020, 08:45:16 PM »
 
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Re: Just got a Timberjack 208D
« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2020, 09:58:31 PM »
if you are saying your 353 dose not have a blower on it? it cant run without one
I was also told that it would fire on Either but won't run without a blower . So I thought I would try it before installing it into the skidder. Darn thing just rolls over and won't fire . Oh well it may be a "pig in a poke " lol
 Dont you mean a "SOOOUUUPPER CHARGER"... 😂  2 strokes are neat when you can visualize the concept behind them, running without forced air isnt going to happen, I want to say the term was "non base scavenging". ? I know on an EMD the book says how many CU-FT a minute depending on engine model and it was ALOT. 

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Re: Just got a Timberjack 208D
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2020, 10:19:10 AM »



Well Iíve tinkered a lot. Iím pleased and feel it could go to the woods anytime. I would like to do a muffler. Itís actually not as loud as I was expecting  but still loud enough wide open. Weíll see what I do next. Iím going to wait on the tree pusher. With the ground Iím usually in I think I can just fell it where I can or use the cable to be safe. And I noticed some stack slobber but it idle awhile and it is a Detroit. 


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