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treefarmer axles?
« on: October 26, 2011, 07:45:34 PM »
what kind of axles are on my skidder?, they are square, not round like the can car axles. they have 8 lugs?. ??? something in the rear started clicking this evening, sounded like on the left side. ??? gonna take it apart tomm. morning.
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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2011, 08:01:13 PM »
should be rockwells.just replaced the rearend in my tree farmer.It was definately operator abuse. Ive been running duels on it all year skidding ceader in the worst swamp you could find.U.P. swamp logging.
Proud to be a self employed logger.just me my Treefarmer forwader Ford f600 truck 2186 Jonsereds 385 and 390 husky and several 372s a couple 2171s one 2156  one stihl 066  Hudson bandmill Farquhar 56"cat powered mill.and five kids one wife.

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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2011, 08:22:34 PM »
do you have any pics, i would like to see one with duals 8)
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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2011, 08:51:00 PM »
tf87 it would also help for you to take a picture of a planetary cover as well. mine are rockwell pr 52 axles 8 bolt wheels 18.4x34 tires. the planet gear shafts are brass you can see outside the cover and have a set screw to help hold them if they start to turn. I have put 2 planetaries in mine so far but if you need just a planet gear, shaft,or both you can still buy them Harolds logging up here in hampden has them instock gear is $52 and shaft is $46 I just found this 2 weeks ago when I got a waterpump for the 353 in mine   

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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2011, 08:53:21 PM »
mines a forwarder .its over 13ft wide with them on .i will try pics tmrw.ill see if i can get close up of my set up for bolting the wheels  together. you use a smaller outside tire  it only touches in soft ground.mine runs 23 x26 inners withjd440a outers i think there30x19?not sure will look tmrw.sure helps it turn .they steer hard with deuls on hard ground.it sure looks tough with them on. ive never been stuck with them on.
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« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2011, 09:11:41 PM »
thanks huzzey, ill take a few pics tomm. that sounds like a neat rig saltydog smiley_thumbsup
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Re: treefarmer axles?
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2011, 01:52:52 PM »
You busted some teeth off the planetary, can't remember the name on that 8 bolt.

I think i have said this before, that is not a C5, it is called the Pulp Wood Special, its a C4 with birth defects.

They took a C4 and put a 353 Detroit in it with 18.4/34 tires on it, the clutch or the 8 bolt rears will not hold up to the tires or the hp.
Heres a good example, take the C4 , i bought with a 4 cylinder Ford gas with 16.9/30 tires and put a 353 Detroit in it with 18.4/34 tires on it, its off to the races , but will it hold up.

I've ran the C4 with a Perkins and a C4 Ford diesel with 16.9/30's, than along came the Pulpwood Special, it was the talk of the time, everybody would ask have you seen the new C4 Treefarmer it will out skid anything. ::)
My brother bought one, you couldn't compare it with the Perkins or ford diesel, when you romped on the Detroit it turned in to a animal compared to the others, first to go were your ears, than your cloths from the smell of oil and oil, than a broken axle or planetary or a Burt up clutch, but dam she would pull wood.  ;D

TF87 if i were you i'd have my eye out for a real bodied C5D with 18.4/26 tires, the reason for smaller tires is, rides better and pulls better, and if you want it to pull with no monkey business, load the tires or put bear paws on the front.
 
Third generation logger, owner operator, 30 yrs felling experience with pole skidder. I got my neck broke back in 89, left me a quad. The wife kept the job going up to 96.

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Re: treefarmer axles?
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2011, 08:15:55 PM »
I'm not real sure what his machine is but I had one just like it years ago.  they both said C5 on the ID tag 8 lug wheels with 18.4 X 26 tires and 3-53 detroits.
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« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2011, 08:33:33 PM »
Planatery was busted just like lumberjack48 said. lumberjack48 i could have bought a c5D for$1500 with good tires, heavy axles, winch and winch controls. i was going to put the axles from it on mine. :) a friend of mine bought it and is in the process of putting a new motor in it :)
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1974 Ford L 9000 Self Loader
2004 Tigercat 718
1998 Barko 225
1999 John Deere 748G
FEC 1000 slasher
FEC 1550 slasher
Danzco Delimber
Sthil 461
Sthil 250


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