|Project by bushmaster||posted 02-07-2017 05:32 AM||3845 views||6 times favorited||18 comments|
And once it is all assembled it looks like this:
I wanted to make a sturdy toy for kids using the method I found successful to make tracks for bulldozers etc. Got alittle carried away after I got the track frame done, looked on internet for images and settled on a International TD20 as my logger friend had one. Ended up looking more like an adult toy, planning to give it to him as he is having a medical problem. Bring back memories.
The main part is the track adjustment mechanism. The rear track tension can be adjusted by two screws from the rear of the bulldozer. will loosen enough to take the tracks on and off.
The tracks are very easy to make and they are illustrated in the last bulldozer I posted. This is the link; http://lumberjocks.com/projects/214930 I came up with an idea to make them even simpler to make and not have to use the jig with the rollers. Also easier way to cut the pads. The next project I do that needs tracks I will post a step by step procedure or include a blog.
I made a You Tube video of the assembly of this project, less than 10 minutes to assemble this project. I explain a few thing abit better. The link is, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYW1UYmhde4
I also made another video of the other model toys I have made for my Youtube friends and those of you that have may have missed some of the other models I have made. Just a brief presentation of each. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=An4w_tzTEOI
This was a fun easy toy to make. and I enjoy having it set by my easy chair.
Thanks for looking, comments appreciated, Hope you enjoyed the video and would like to see more tracked toys, Everyone’s idea’s are are like money in the bank.
-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia