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Bolens QS, QT & 1900 Manual: A Snippet

OS, QT & 1900 SERIES TRACTORS Page 2-2 REV. 4/83


Lights not operating

Attachment drive inoperative (Attach- ment drive light works). (QT-1666& 1966 series only)

Attachment drive inoperative (Attachment light Inoper- ative). (QT-1666 & ‘ 1966 series only)

Engine kills when Attachment drive switch in fumed on


1. Bulbs burned out.

2. Loose or poorly connected white wires or poor black ground wire.

3. Bad light switch.

1. Broken or loose wires

2. Inoperative electric clutch.

1. Inoperative Attachment drive switch.

2. Broken red wire between Attachment drive switch and key switch.

1. No operator in seat.

2. Seat switch Is not adjusted properly.


1. Replace.

2. Install properly and tighten.

3. Check.

1. Check purple wire between PTO switch and electric clutch.

2. Replace.

1. Check and replace of necessary. Refer to Attachment switch test.

2. Check and replace of necessary.

1. Seat switch must be anti-voted either by operator in seat or the interlock switch button pulled up.

2. Adjust so switch is engaged when operator is seated.

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Bedford Diesel engine wsm: A Snippet

!n many cases, a mechanic is justified in replacing
parts with new materiai rather than attempting repair.
However, there are times where a slight amount of
reworking or reconditioning may save a customer
considerable added expense. Crankshafts, valves and
other parts are in this category. For example, if a
cylinder is only slightly worn and within usable limits, a
honing operation to remove the glaze may make it
suitable for reuse with a standard size piston and new
piston rings, thereby saving the expense of new parts.
Various factors such as type of operation of the
unit, hours in service and next overhaul period must be
considered when determining whether new parts are
installed or used parts are reconditioned to provide
trouble-free operation.
For convenience and logical order in disassembly,
the various subassemblies and other related parts
mounted on the cylinder block will be treated as
separate items in the various sections of the manual.

Before any major disassembly, the engine must be
drained of lubricating oil. Water and fuel, On engines
cooled by a heat exchanger the fresh water system and
raw water system must both be drained. Lubricating oil
should be drained from any power transmission
attached to the engine.
To perform a major overhaul or other extensive
repairs, the complete engine assembly, after removal
from the engine base and driven mechanism, should be
mounted on an engine overhaul stand; then the various
subassemblies should be removed from the unit. When
only a few items need replacement, it is not always
necessary to mount the engine on an overhaul stand.
Parts removed from an individual engine should
be kept together so they will be available for inspection
and assembly. Those items having machined faces,
which might be easily damaged by steel or concrete,
should be stored on suitable wooden racks or blocks or
a parts dolly.

The cleaning procedure used for all ordinary cast
iron parts is outlined under “Clean Cylinder Block” in
Section 1.1, while any special cleaning procedure will
be mentioned in the text wherever required.

Steam C leaning
A Steam cleaner is a necessary item in a large
shop and is most useful for removing heavy
accumulations of grease and dirt from the exterior of
the engine and its subassemblies.

Solvent Tank Cleaning
A tank of sufficient size to contain the largest part
which will require cleaning (usually the cylinder block)
must be provided and provisions made for heating the
cleaning solution to 180 degs. F.
This tank is filled with a commercial heavy-duty
solvent which is heated to the above temperature.
Large parts are lowered directly into the tank with a
hoist; smalt parts are placed in a wire mesh basket and
lowered into the lank. The parts are immersed in the
cleaning tank long enough to loosen all grease and dirt.
When lowering components into the tank mantlla
rope slings should not be used as the chemicals used in
degreasing tank will rot the rope enuring a possibility
that units could be dropped, it is advised that wire rope
slings are used.
WARNING: Caustic based solvents should not be
used for parts containing Aluminium. Check before

Rinsing Bath
Another tank of similar size containing hot water
should be provided for rinsing the parts.

Before removal of subassemblies from the engine
(but after removal of the electrical equipment) the
exterior of the engine should be thoroughly cleaned,
ensure that exhaust and air intake are suitably sealed, if
steam cleaning is used. Then after each subassembly is
removed and disassembled, the individual parts should
be cleaned.
Thorough cleaning of each part is absolutely
necessary before a part can be satisfactorily inspected.
Below are listed various items of equipment needed for
general cleaning.

Parts may be dried with compressed air. The heat
from the hot tanks will quite frequently complete the
drying of parts without the use of air.

Rust Inhibiting
If parts are not to be used immediately after
cleaning, they should be dipped in suitable inhibiting
compound. Remove the rust proofing compound
before instaiing the part in an engine.

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Allis-chalmers Hd-7w yr 1942 service manual: A Snippet

DESCRIPTION (figs. 1 to 10).
a. General. This tractor is of the crawler or track-laying type and
may be used for either highway or cross country travel even under the
difficult operating conditions presented by mountains, swamps, sand, or
unbridged ditches. Because of its relatively low center of gravity, the
tractor can easily climb slopes as steep as 30 degrees depending on the
kind of footing available and the load being pulled.

b. Engine. Power is supplied by a water-cooled, 3-cylinder, valve-
in-head, 2-cycle Diesel engine. A multiple speed transmission is used,

offering 4 forward speeds ranging from 2.64 miles per hour to 8.35 miles
per hour and a reverse speed of 3.14 miles per hour at full throttle

engine speed. The fuel tank has a capacity of 120 gallons which per-
mits about 20 hours of operation without refueling.

c. Steering. Steering is accomplished by means of steering clutches
operated by 2 levers mounted in the center of the tractor within easy

reach of the operator. Each lever controls a multiple disk steering
clutch through which power is delivered from the transmission to the
drive sprockets.
d. Seat. The seat has removable cushions and safety straps and will
accommodate the operator and one other man.
e. Winch. The winch is mounted on the front of the tractor and is
driven by a reversible power take-off from the tractor transmission.
A control lever for the power take-off is just ahead of the seat and in
easy reach of the operator.

f. Equipment. Equipment on the tractor includes batteries, elec-
tric starter, generator, lights, mile meter (odometer), engine air heater

and engine preheater for cold weather starting, fire extinguisher, snatch
block, tow chain, and loose tools.
g. Tractor and Engine Numbers. The serial number of the tractor
is stamped on the master clutch inspection cover, and also on the rear

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Caterpillar 2-Ton: A snippet

Caterpillar 2-Ton Tractor

“CATERPILLAR” 2-TON TRACTOR INAD THE 2-Ton, like the other models of the “Caterpillar” Tractor, is designed and built, not to meet a price, but to the highest standards of design, material and construction. All shafts and gears are of high grade steels. Clutch plates are of saw steel. Roller frames are steel castings. Throughout the tractor extensive use is made of anti-friction bearings.

The 2-Ton is built entirely in the “Caterpillar” plants—in the most modern, well-equipped factories, by skilled workmen. Rigid inspection is made, not only of the finished tractor and of the work in various stages of its progress, but also of the raw materials. Among the 2-Ton’s foremost features is its wide range of utility. It is small enough to work almost anywhere—only 58 inches high and 52 inches wide.

Its three forward speeds adapt it for a great variety of operations. Its liberal power enables it to do subsoiling, chiseling and other heavy work that is beyond the limits of the ordinary small tractor’s capacity. Another of the 2-Ton’s features is the simplicity of its unit construction. There are but three units to the entire machine….

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