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Timberjack 208 E
« on: August 23, 2014, 04:03:43 PM »
Hi, I'm new to this forum, but I've enjoyed reading the posts on here.
Learned alot on here already. I'm a small logging outfit in eastern OH. Been running a Kubota M4500 DT for bout  four years now. Got a Tajfun 55 AHK winch for it, plus a small hydraulic grapple. I've posted a couple pictures FYI. Problem is it's too small and I've got too much work. So I bought  a Timberjack 208 e. Everything seems to work good on it. Engine was done 200 hrs ago (so they say) starts and runs well. Trans seems a little worn. Transfer case is definitely worn. My question is how do I tell the oil level in the case. It ran a bunch out on the belly pan the first day I ran it. Can't find a level plug anywhere. I suspect it came out the fwd/rev shift rod. There is some play in it. Is it possible that it was overfilled and developed too much pressure? Thanks in advance. I look forward to hearing your advice. I'll try to post a few pictures of it soon

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Re: Timberjack 208 E
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2014, 04:09:06 PM »
Was the oil clean, or milky? If it's milky, then you've got water in there. I can take a look at the T case on the 208 here and see where the plugs are.

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Re: Timberjack 208 E
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2014, 06:23:44 PM »
Ohio logger,One of the rear bolts in the transmission cover should have a flat washer brazed to the top of it,if you unscrew it there should be a rod attached with a high and low mark on  it. Don
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Re: Timberjack 208 E
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2014, 06:39:29 PM »
Yes, there is bolt like that on the left side of the top cover on this one. There is a 1/2" pipe plug on the left side of the T case, about 8-10". I think that is the upper level.
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Re: Timberjack 208 E
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2014, 08:01:01 PM »
Thanks, I'll take a look on Mon when I go back out to the job. It has a half inch pipe plug on top to fill. If I still can't figure it out I'll take some pics. Can someone tell me what it would take to put new seals around shift rods? Or should I just wait and rebuild the whole thing this winter?

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Re: Timberjack 208 E
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2014, 08:40:47 PM »
I had the T case apart on this 208. I didn't put it back together, so I don't know what they did to it, but it doesn't leak. It is pretty simple to work on. I have a thread on here detailing most of the work done to it.
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Re: Timberjack 208 E
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2014, 08:41:56 PM »
Here is the thread on the 208.
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Re: Timberjack 208 E
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2014, 06:44:22 PM »
OL, do you know whether your machine has a New Process or Eaton transfer case? Dave's 208 has a NP in it. The NP can be identified by having 1.96:1 ratio cast into the rear side.

Rebuild kits for the NP are easy. Just get one for a NP200, and it will do almost all of the bearings, seals and gaskets.

A photo may help us.

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Re: Timberjack 208 E
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2014, 03:19:19 PM »
Ok, here's an update. I did find the level plug, just like you said Dave. Thanks alot! No oil ran out but when I dumped a quart in it ran out immediately. So I think I can run for a while before rebuilding. Is it normal for excess oil to run out if it's overfilled. I put and extra quart in and it started leaking again. I like the machine so far, seems very simple.

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Re: Timberjack 208 E
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2014, 06:48:55 PM »
It should not leak but it should not be overfilled on purpose either.

What transfer case is in it?

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Re: Timberjack 208 E
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2014, 05:01:51 PM »
Haven't had time to answer some of the questions. Machine's out on a job right now. And when I'm there, I've got work to do. So check in from time to time. Thanks so much!

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Re: Timberjack 208 E
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2014, 06:29:47 PM »
 Finally, figured out how to post a photo. Here's one of my 208 pulling a hitch. This was kind of a trial run. More to follow. 


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