From: D Walford on 8 Aug 2010 08:10
On 8/08/2010 2:40 PM, John_H wrote:
> D Walford wrote:
>> On 7/08/2010 8:15 PM, John_H wrote:
>>> D Walford wrote:
>>>> On 7/08/2010 2:08 PM, John_H wrote:
>>>>> D Walford wrote:
>>>>>> On 7/08/2010 9:41 AM, Jason James wrote:
>>>>>>> Makes you wonder what sort of top-speed it had...
>>>>>> Some of the Chamberlain tractors I used to work on could do over 70kph.
>>>>> The Redex tractor was specially geared and supposedly good for 60mph
>>>>> Note the claimed 18,000km in 19 days.
>>>> Must have been interesting at that speed.
>>>> They were prone to breaking an "e" clip that locates a valve in the
>>>> power steering so it would be fun to have one fail at 100kph.
>>> I'd be surprised if it had power steering in 1955. I tend to think of
>>> power steering as mid 1960's technology in tractors, a little later
>>> than that for cars.
>>> Could be wrong though.
>> Most of the ones I worked on would have been later models and usually
>> industrial versions that all had ps, its quite possible older ag
>> versions didn't have it.
> What you worked on were probably CJD (Chamberlain John Deere). John
> Deere acquired Chamberlain in the early seventies and kept the name
> until they ceased Australian production in the mid eighties. The
> later models badged as Chamberlain were essentially Australian built
> John Deeres.
> AFAIK the original Chamberlains were all agricultural tractors,
> although they may have added a loader bucket and sold them as
> industrial tractors in some instances. :)
Most definitely Chamberlains, I worked for Queens Bridge Motors who were
a big Perkins diesel dealer so because Chamberlains all had Perkins
diesels we sold and serviced them.
As you no doubt know Chamberlain tractors were different in that they
had a separate chassis instead of using the engine trans as a chassis so
there was no mistaking what they were.
Most had of the larger models had Perkins 4.236 engines but in the mid
70's they bought out a smaller model which used a 4.212.
I remember the 212 well because the first one we sold "dusted" the
engine because of the poorly designed air filter hose which rubbed
through, I was given the job of designing and making a new part and then
drove all over the State fitting them.
From: D Walford on 8 Aug 2010 08:18
On 8/08/2010 7:27 PM, Toby wrote:
> On Sun, 08 Aug 2010 14:40:17 +1000, John_H posited in:
>> AFAIK the original Chamberlains were all agricultural tractors,
>> although they may have added a loader bucket and sold them as
>> industrial tractors in some instances. :)
> Crane conversions were the go.
Until they tipped over which they were prone to doing.