Ransomes MG5 Crawler

  1. barking mat

    barking mat Barking at Pigeons

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    Nice pipe clamps.
     
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    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    Cheers. They were $10.50 each! I don’t like the jubilee clip type as they chew up the hose.
     
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    barking mat Barking at Pigeons

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    Ouch!
     
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    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    Company called Norma make them. I think they’re stainless, too.
     
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    barking mat Barking at Pigeons

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    Norma good stuff.

    Loads over here, I'd assumed French could be totally wrong.
     
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    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    Glad I’m not the only one who takes photos of machines when out and about!
     
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    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    More work on the tractor. The pump rebuild kit has arrived. Though it’s for a different pump, lots of bits are the same. This justified buying it I thought. The glass was full of crud and everything needs a good tidy up.

    Then I started playing on it, and it was really going well until a huge plume of white smoke came out the exhaust... maybe needs new rings or head gasket?

    I got the track all tightened again, bought all these 3/4 drive bits the other week for $200 and they’ve come in super handy. I don’t have any whitworth but the conversion chart gets close enough.

     
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    I absolutely love Ransomes, my partner and I placed a bid on one a couple months back. Didn’t win but in the end we just fixed up some of of his David Brown crawlers and a Fordson major. Crawlers are so much fun.
     
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  9. Tinbasherdan

    Tinbasherdan Bodger in chief

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    Looking well, I always feel like they should have track guards though
     
  10. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    I think the MG40 did have them. Safety standards must have changed by the 1960s!
     
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    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    They really are eh? It’s mesmerising to watch them lay down their track and terrific fun to just mow down obstacles that would get all tangled up in a normal tractor, like branches. I’ve had both my sister and my mum have a go on it, they both enjoyed it! My sisters boyfriend was less enthusiastic to begin with but after seeing me mucking about doing skid steering, had a go, loved it, now wants one too!
     
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    the lots of oil smoke could just be a bit too much oil in the sump
    then with all the skidding about caused oil problem
     
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    Anybody I could ask about a 1974/76 D5 cat.
     
  14. KimB

    KimB Member

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    Oh absolutely, something so neat about driving them. We have been fixing up his dozer David brown mainly which is nearly mechanically done, we’re hoping to take it somewhere and start making a mess :D
     
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    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    I cleaned all the petrol crud out. It was really horrible, sludge and a glaze over everything. The castings for the housing came up quite well with a scrub of carby cleaner. The lower half is now reassembled and I need to make up the diaphragm bits and buy some gasket paper. I opted to lose the patina and scrub everything shiny and clean.
     
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  16. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    Will we be seeing a write-up like you did with the Landy?
     
  17. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    A before pic of the pump. To be honest it didn’t look too awful.
     
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    I love the simplistic design of the older machines, amazing how many had that same glass fuel bowl.
    We did it on a YouTube series on his channel.
    I’ve not seen one like that before, is that a priming lever.
    Side note, I looked at the earlier picture and made more sense of it. :ashamed:
     
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  19. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    Link please?
     
  20. KimB

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    I’ll create a separate post I think. I don’t want to derail this one.
     
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