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Mccormick Deering/ Int. Harvester Crawler


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Old 09-05-2009, 01:07:50 PM
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Hello,

I'm not much of a tractor afficionado, but a recent discovery in my father's collection is sparking my interest.

The crawler in question has a model number that looks like TD8E. The serial plate is marked International Harvester, but there is clearly a Mccormick Deering nameplate on the grill. MD power on a IH tractor? Can someone explain to a neophyte like myself?

It looks to be gas start, diesel run. I'll post pictures soon to help identify it. It is rolling, but the engine is stuck. It's been sitting in the woods for many years, but everything is there and I'm optimistic that it is restorable.

I'd appreciate any basic information on the type of crawler or any direction to other threads that might help me.

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Default Re: Mccormick Deering/ Int. Harvester Crawler

You should probably check the Red Power forums. That's where I get all my cornbinder crawler info. If it's that old, you are looking at what may perhaps be a TD series from the forties. Does it have a cast iron radiator up front or a sheet metal grill? Mine is an older one, a TD-40.

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Thank you for the response. I will give redpower forums a try. The radiator is cast.

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Default Re: Mccormick Deering/ Int. Harvester Crawler

After diggin up some books, it looks to me like the crawler is a TD35. They were made between '36 and '39. The serial number (subject to my creative eye) is TD358292. An earlier machine than I thought when I first saw it.

Are Int. Harvester and Mccormick Deering the same company?

-A.
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Default Re: Mccormick Deering/ Int. Harvester Crawler

McCormickDeering was the name for the line of tractors sold by the International Harvester Corporation, much like Chevrolet is sold by GM. The serial number should start with TDBB if it is a TD-35. I have one out in the barn. Let me know the serial number and I'll let you know the exact month of production.
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Ahhh, the story is coming together, thank you. I'm attaching images of the crawler and the serial number plate. What I thought might read TD35 clearly reads TDBB3292 now that I have zoomed in in photoshop.

I would love to know the month of production if you care to look into it.

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Default Re: Mccormick Deering/ Int. Harvester Crawler

International Harvester was formed from a merger of McCormick, Deering, and several smaller companies. IH sold equipment under the IHC, McCormick Deering, Farmall, McCormick, and International brands, plus maybe a couple more (I'm too lazy to go dig out the book). They're all the same company.

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Your TD-35 was the third tractor produced in December of 1937. A total of 354 were built that month.
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Excellent information. Thank you for your time. I look forward to seeing what we can do with this machine.

-Adair
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I just found out about this forum. You are the second person I know of who has a TD-35. The first is a neighbor & needs a track link to make his crawler run again. I agreed to help out with the search as I've had more experience at it due to shopping for parts for my TD-14 & 14A. So, do you have an extra track link (p/n 35086DA) laying around or know anyone who might have one? I've called 18 firms around the country & have the part listed on 3 salvage company computer searches, waiting for a hit. I'd appreciate any help offered.
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I just found out about this forum. You are the second person I know of who has a TD-35. The first is a neighbor & needs a track link to make his crawler run again. I agreed to help out with the search as I've had more experience at it due to shopping for parts for my TD-14 & 14A. So, do you have an extra track link (p/n 35086DA) laying around or know anyone who might have one? I've called 18 firms around the country & have the part listed on 3 salvage company computer searches, waiting for a hit. I'd appreciate any help offered.
I have a friend in Twin Falls Idaho who I think still has some 35's in his yard. PM me if you would like his number

I would say also look for TD-40's for parts but I cant really remember what is the same between the two and whats model specific.

As noted earlier, there are lots of info on the red power forum (construction section) for the older crawlers

Ive got a 45 degree head TD-40 and learned ALOT of stuff from guys over there
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Default Re: Mccormick Deering/ Int. Harvester Crawler

The folks over at redpower will definitely try to help you out,
I spend a lot of time there myself.
At the present time I am restoring a 1936 T20 (smaller gas version) There is a super thread by AHINKLE Father and son restoring a TD40 Check it out and keep us posted.

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My son and I just started restoration of a TD 35, S/N TDBB4022. Just curious what month it was made in '38.

Also if anyone has an outlet for a new head gasket or other parts, let me know.

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Anyone have a good bottom radiator tank for a TD-35 Crawler, I'd be interested.

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March 1938. Sorry I didn't see your post before today!
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