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Toft tractors (Austrack) 07 Apr 2018 11:56 #192614

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What about the 10 indicating 1000 series and the second digits the serial.

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Toft tractors (Austrack) 07 Apr 2018 13:47 #192615

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Lang wrote: What about the 10 indicating 1000 series and the second digits the serial. Lang

That would indicate that there were 25 made but Toft only made 20.That would work if serial numbers didn't start at 1.I have the 988th Lister engine made but it's serial number is 2088 as Lister started their serial numbers at 1100,I am thinking Toft may have done something similar perhaps numbering prototypes.I have tried various internet searches but I can't find any Toft serial numbers .
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Toft tractors (Austrack) 07 Apr 2018 14:44 #192616

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The Toft skidsteers had a very problematic set of bevel drive /wheel drives........I did some repairs on one for a guy years ago,and he had several of the things for spares,all with the bevels out.I dont remember a great about them,except there was a massive circlip in the bevels....beyond any tool I had to remove.The bevels were a pretty poor effort,too,IIRC....But ,with the engineering gear I have sitting out in the weather now,at that time I was able to modify/repair enough bits to get the machine operational...........Strangely,he rang me up a while ago,wanted me to look at a dozer for him.....I said ...You still owe me money,what about paying.......No need to ,he says ,we ve sold some land and we re rich now.......and rich people dont pay anyone.

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Toft tractors (Austrack) 07 Apr 2018 17:18 #192617

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Thank you I will keep an eye on the bevel drives.
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Toft tractors (Austrack) 07 Apr 2018 21:16 #192626

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John, you might be talking about the Wildcat. Tofts were fully hydrostatic, no bevel drives.

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Toft tractors (Austrack) 07 Apr 2018 22:25 #192628

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Yep,must have been......I havent seen one since anyway....You could knock up something like that pretty cheap now....there heaps of hydrostatic gear hubs and pumps around from out of time EWPs.....usually the things are scrapped in one piece...they dont even bother salvaging the Deutz motors.

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Toft tractors (Austrack) 08 Apr 2018 08:11 #192631

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JOHN.K. wrote: Yep,must have been......I havent seen one since anyway....You could knock up something like that pretty cheap now....there heaps of hydrostatic gear hubs and pumps around from out of time EWPs.....usually the things are scrapped in one piece...they dont even bother salvaging the Deutz motors.


I found electric forklifts are also a good source of hydraulic pumps and motors, once the batteries are dead they seem to be a throwaway item.

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Toft tractors (Austrack) 08 Apr 2018 20:51 #192646

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oliver1950 wrote: I recently bought 2 Toft R1000 tractors but one thing puzzles me,the serial numbers are R1017 and R1025. As there were only 20 made how can 1 be serial no R1025?
Does anyone know where I may find a list of serial numbers?
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They may have numbered their prototypes as well.
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Toft tractors (Austrack) 08 Apr 2018 20:58 #192647

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Eddy wrote:

oliver1950 wrote: I recently bought 2 Toft R1000 tractors but one thing puzzles me,the serial numbers are R1017 and R1025. As there were only 20 made how can 1 be serial no R1025?
Does anyone know where I may find a list of serial numbers?
Thanks

They may have numbered their prototypes as well.


Thanks,I did mention that in an earlier post.
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Toft tractors (Austrack) 08 Apr 2018 21:25 #192648

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I’ve asked the question about the serial numbers on the Toft Facebook page. I’ll let you know if anyone comes up with an answer.
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