Splitting leyland 245/perkins 3cyl

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JohnP
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Re: Splitting leyland 245/perkins 3cyl

Post by JohnP » Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:22 am

Be VERY, VERY careful of both front end and rear ballast weights when splitting a tractor!!

I have had close accidents with both, one toppled forward and the other sat on its bum with the bell housing star gazing!


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Re: Splitting leyland 245/perkins 3cyl

Post by Bill Edwards » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:48 pm

JohnP wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:22 am
Be VERY, VERY careful of both front end and rear ballast weights when splitting a tractor!!

I have had close accidents with both, one toppled forward and the other sat on its bum with the bell housing star gazing!
Thanks for the warning, I had already realised the danger that the front weights could outweigh the engine and result in about 4 tons of metal moving in the wrong direction!
I've not looked closely at the job yet as I'm busy elsewhere but suspect I will have to get a strong lad to remove the weights before I do the split.

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