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Galion Grader 104 30 Sep 2021 07:18 #226222

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What’s the scoop on Galion 104s? I’m going out to look at a local one that I can get for scrap value. Ran fine when it was parked in the paddock 10 years ago (like that’s a recommendation) - great but the wiring loom burnt out.

I know a little about the smaller galions but not these bigger 12’ ones. Apparently it only has three gears, but I have a hunch the owner (who admittedly doesn’t know much about it) doesn’t realise there are more and the linkage may be seized.

What were the engine options on these in Australia? Any specific issues with them? It has no drive chains - one broke and he has it the other he’s not sure. He reckons the motor was sweet as, hopefully the exhaust has been covered

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Galion Grader 104 30 Sep 2021 08:22 #226226

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Probly carted a few over the years
only one pic I think circa 1965



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Galion Grader 104 30 Sep 2021 09:24 #226229

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I bet you have swishy! I might start by checking it Isn’t seized and go from there… I’m guessing it’s got a Cummins

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Galion Grader 104 30 Sep 2021 10:25 #226233

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i remember one model Galion was a whopper,with a big 6 cyl Cummins.........some of them had more than four chains like a Cat 12.....sort of double reduction in the boxes with 8 chains ,etc.

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Galion Grader 104 30 Sep 2021 10:38 #226235

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Looks like it might have a 4-71 and an Allison trans ......I recall Palms had a nice medium size Galion with a GM,ex Vic Roads ,went real well...except for the screaming noise.

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Galion Grader 104 30 Sep 2021 18:21 #226245

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Thanks John, I was really hoping it had a GM as a lot of them seem to but reading between the lines not many Aussie ones did? It’s got an IHC engine, I6 Di with a standadyne style pump. Couldn’t find a serial, any ideas what it is? Phil Hunt reckons two chains a side.

Defiantly a step up from the little 10’ Galions but it’ll need a fair bit of TLC before it grades a road… don’t like the missing dipstick as it’s pretty open and has probably taken a bit of water into the sump, but it’s not seized so I’ll probably push for it.







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Galion Grader 104 30 Sep 2021 19:26 #226248

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Might the engine be a Neuss made International D-310 or D-358?

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Galion Grader 104 30 Sep 2021 19:47 #226250

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Motor does look very Neuess like.....I can see the square bodied oil cooler and the short pipes to the filter......have one sitting on the back steps of a D359..............Incidentally ,the Neuess motors were OK,just got a bad name from being stuffed up by International Harvester.......The 4 cylinders in the german sourced tractors were a great motor.......they are wet sleeve though...so inhibitor is necessary.
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Galion Grader 104 30 Sep 2021 21:14 #226257

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At scrap value how can you go wrong? Wiring is not hard to sort out especially on a diesel. Siezed engines will eventually let go. Biggest cost is recovering it back home. I think if you have a need for one do it.
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Galion Grader 104 30 Sep 2021 22:43 #226259

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You know, I could be wrong here, usually am, but I had some vague ideas that Gallion, or Galion, also used the smaller 6 cylinder Leyland engines?
Or I may be thinking of Aveling-Barfords, some of those single drive jiggers.
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