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230D timberjack project
« on: January 17, 2015, 11:33:03 AM »
Well... I bought myself a project, it is my first older timberjack. I got it home and put it in the shop, full of leaves ,sticks and grease! It had no brakes, crank seal leak, cab was full of debris, overall a mess. I've spent many hours already cleaning and fixing. I've so far enjoyed myself with keeping busy at it because I have no logs to cut right now.

  

  

 

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Re: 230D timberjack project
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2015, 12:20:05 PM »
Congrates with joining Team Timberjack !!!   I'm currently going to town on a 65 TJ 230. Great little project thats going to operate and look sweet when finished.  Just taking my time as its a new beast to me!!
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Re: 230D timberjack project
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2015, 04:44:06 PM »
Thanks Mooseknuckle!...my pics seem to be distorted (stretched), this is a '77, the tires are actually 18.4/34's but they look funny in the pics ; :D , I just came in from outside, power washing for 4 hrs..Big improvement, it finally warmed up today above freezing for the first time since I got it home.

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Re: 230D timberjack project
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2015, 04:59:07 PM »
Looks terrific from what I can see of it. Definitely not a basket case.

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Re: 230D timberjack project
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2015, 05:51:36 PM »
Definitely not. It was an everyday user,but it was in need of lots a love! Gear lube getting into the brake assembly and also the front driveshaft seals leaking slinging 80-90  all over. I pulled the winch off so I could do the repairs easier.

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Re: 230D timberjack project
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2015, 06:20:14 PM »
 

   height=480]http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/29709/image~6.jpg[/img] Ugg.. Having trouble with pics/ gallery 

  

 

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Re: 230D timberjack project
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2015, 06:29:04 PM »
Looks good.
@ilog4u2, Are these pictures from a phone? If they are I'm no help. But there is a crop and rotate under each picture where you add the picture to a post.
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Re: 230D timberjack project
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2015, 06:44:59 PM »
Ipad... My dad used to say..(too  soon old, too late smart)

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Re: 230D timberjack project
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2015, 06:43:14 AM »
Easy on and Easy off, right axles and planetaries under that machine. Nice find and good luck. cant' wait to hear about the progress. Pics are great for us Jack fans.
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Re: 230D timberjack project
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2015, 07:10:49 AM »
Thanks David! I,ve learned a lot already from you just by ready your posts. This skidder has an Allison automatic transmission. I have a guy coming to adjust the rack on it today.

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Re: 230D timberjack project
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2015, 05:22:01 PM »
For the transfer case, a NP200 rebuild kit will work if you need one. If just seals, those from NP205 fit, or just buy on size.

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Re: 230D timberjack project
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2015, 06:43:08 PM »
Thanks Nielo, I was able to find parts and I've already got the transfer case resealed and a new brake kit and wheel cylinder installed. I forgot to take pics of it before I put it back together. ;D. I also relined the parking brake, so it's all new and clean.

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Re: 230D timberjack project
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2015, 07:35:11 PM »
Congratulations to your " new " jack.  But as nobody else has asked, what's the story with that deere in your avatar ?
Or did I miss anything ?
Make sure you know how to fall properly when you fall and as to not hurt anyone around you.
Also remember, it's not the fall what hurts, its the sudden stop. !!

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Re: 230D timberjack project
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2015, 08:20:24 PM »
The 340D? That's my baby! , I've been skidding with that one. Very nice running and working skidder.

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Re: 230D timberjack project
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2015, 08:52:36 PM »
Uuuuh, a 340 D, I think that would be a hot seller on this forum, and pretty sharp looking too.  Got some more pics ?
But now i have to ask again , why a old jack ?  ;D   Just because you always wanted one ? Cheap back up skidder ? Or looking for a fixer upper ? Sorry about all the questions, just curious.
Make sure you know how to fall properly when you fall and as to not hurt anyone around you.
Also remember, it's not the fall what hurts, its the sudden stop. !!

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Re: 230D timberjack project
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2015, 09:26:05 PM »
Uhh... Pretty much all of the above.. :D, this skidder comes with a story... So I'm gonna fix it up really nice, drag some wood and see how I like it. I'm very tall and getting old. Everyone says I'll love the one step up and in, plus it has more HP than the 340. There are 2 more pics of the deere in my gallery. One is before I painted it.

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Re: 230D timberjack project
« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2015, 12:39:46 PM »
Love the look of the older 225, 230 with the tall 34" rubber. I could see my self dragging one home for my next project if I found one close/priced right.
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Re: 230D timberjack project
« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2015, 01:59:05 PM »
Great project...I'm restoring a 66 230c. Lotta fun.  I sense a movement in restoring old cable skidders much like restoring old tractors.  Well worth it for sure.  Good luck.
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Re: 230D timberjack project
« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2015, 09:08:54 PM »
I think it's definitely worth it! ,and I think your right. Because of the price of new stuff, you can put a lot of time, effort and money into one and it does the same job. Even new equipment breaks down. Also you really get to know it when you do your own repairs.

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Re: 230D timberjack project
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2015, 07:37:44 PM »
I'm considering swapping out the 353 Detroit with a 4bt. Has anyone on FF have any experience with doing one? I'm just not a fan of the leaky,noisy Detroit. I got a chance to drag some wood with it, powerful and fast. This skidder is an automatic,Allison transmission. Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated.


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