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TIME TO ASSEMBLE A TD20 BULLDOZER, completed pictures and video's

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Project by bushmaster posted 02-07-2017 05:32 AM 4065 views 6 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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





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Druid

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#1 posted 02-07-2017 05:56 AM

Beautifully crafted Brian. I’m sure that your friend will treasure it.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#2 posted 02-07-2017 06:11 AM

Brian, My dad had one of these when I was a kid. Talk about bringing back memories.
Fantastic job on this model, I haven’t checked out the video yet but I will.
Thanks for sharing this.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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crowie

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#3 posted 02-07-2017 08:21 AM

Now Brian, That looks way better than the pile of made parts I saw….Nicely done sir..

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#4 posted 02-07-2017 08:53 AM

Remarkable work! I enjoyed the video. I like the whay you made wheels and tracks set.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 02-07-2017 11:12 AM

NICE JOB MAN

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#6 posted 02-07-2017 02:23 PM

Nice Job looking fwd to seeing your track blog
Dee

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#7 posted 02-07-2017 02:26 PM

wow, very impressive indeed!

-- One good turn deserves another!

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#8 posted 02-07-2017 02:39 PM

Nice job. Really like the track tension adjustment.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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kiefer

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#9 posted 02-07-2017 02:47 PM

Cool looks like a fun project and I bet your friend will be very thankful .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#10 posted 02-07-2017 03:03 PM

very neat and very clever ….... looks very nice …...GREAT JOB :<)) ..GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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tyvekboy

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#11 posted 02-07-2017 03:09 PM

Great looking toy.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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bruce317

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#12 posted 02-07-2017 03:37 PM

Brian, I watched videos and also some found on the utube link. Enjoyed them all. I do like that your building your own. Very good looking models.

-- Bruce - Indiana - Sawdust is just, MAN GLITTER!

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#13 posted 02-07-2017 03:37 PM

What craftsmanship! That is awesome.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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Roman - THE BOOTMAN

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#14 posted 02-07-2017 05:53 PM

As always, great workmanship! You are a good teacher! RH

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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ralbuck

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#15 posted 02-07-2017 06:36 PM

FANTASTIC as USUAL!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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