This is probably the best example of these rare machines. Physically larger than an Austrak and more solidly built. The diesel motor is mounted east west and the hydraulic pumps are quite accessible compared to arrangement in the RT45. I love these…mainly because they ware well thought out and seriously heavy duty.
Some of the details of this machine:
Toft R-1000 4WD Tractor, all hydraulic drive, Deutz diesel engine. 1337 hours on the clock. Condition is Used. Local pickup only.
Included in this sale: Tractor, hydraulic slasher, carryall, dozer blade, rippers, 2 x spare tyres (one of which is new), original manuals (operator handbook, service training manual & Austoft R-1000 parts book), 1 x Southcott hydraulic wheel motor, 1 x Southcott hydraulic pump (condition of both unknown), 1 x new hydraulic oil filter, 1 x new engine air filter, 1 x Hella strobe warning light and other various bits & pieces.
Wildcat Listed on eBay
Nice enough in tact Wildcat currently listed on eBay at $8000 auction or $11000 Buy it Now. It looks in tact, comes with blade and slasher but has problems with the Wisconsin motor. Good news is that all the motor bits are still available or failing that a suitable replacement motor is available new but would require modification to fit the mechanical power train arrangement on a Wildcat. Also elsewhere on this site is a description and pics of an ea81 Subaru motor conversion…not pretty but quite straightforward and effective.
Contact owner who seems to suggest that price is negotiable.
Interesting item, the tub looks good but there is a lot of work to be done on the hydraulics and the engine. I can’t see the VD pumps or gearbox in the pics or the hydraulic oil cooler and the Lombardini engine looks like it is mounted back the front. The tyres are unusual and look like they would be more suitable than the industrial tread version that came standard. The 3pl doesn’t look to be original but I could be wrong….I’d guess that it may be an adapted unit from the Wildcat. Anyway Rebuild it or Wreck it, depending on price it could be just what someone is looking for.
This machine appeared recently on Gumtree. It has been repainted and the seller indicated that it has been store undercover and is in good running order. No attachments listed but it does come with two spare wisconsins, implement rams can be had for about 300 dollars new.
Looking at the pics it does look in pretty good shape, and given that non operational machines have been selling for up to three thousand dollars in sound condition, the asking price for this one isn’t to bad at $3800 or offer.
The issue would be to locate attachments but that could be way easier than locating a machine in good working order,
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Jeff Bussell – Jeff.firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi all Jeff Bussell here, I’ve recently purchased another austrak rt45 this one a cummins 4b engine shaft drive with recent hydraulic pumps/ motors overhauled at torque hydraulics in Adelaide. I have a slight issue with the r/h side drive pump not developing charge pressure I’ve tried blocking the port to the servos isolating them, pulled the back of the pump off and checked the charge pump drive and all seems good the charge pump pumps oil but doesn’t seem to be building pressure like there’s an internal relief valve leaking any help would be greatly appreciated thanks Jeff.