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$_20(1)$_20$_20(5)$_20(2)$_20(6) easier than locating a machine in good working order,

Contact Mick on 0458176524


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Shaft Drive RT45 Question

Jeff Bussell  –  Jeff.bussell538@gmail.com

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.

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This one looks to be in reasonable order. Note that the front ram is missing and listed as leaking. Most hydraulics places are loath to replace ram seals these days and when they do the cost is pretty much the same as a new ram. Expect to pay around $350 for a new ram, more if you can’t reuse the old hoses and fittings,

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Williames Wildcats for Sale

Bill Wallace has two Wildcats for sale:
I have two Williams Wildcats (Chain drive) plus some VH4D engines for sale.
Neither Wildcat is a goer but both are pretty well intact. Two of the engines I bought as goers but I have not run them.The other engines plus the ones in the Wildcats are partially dismantled but pretty complete.
  • I will sell each Wildcat as it is including stuffed engine plus one good engine plus a not so good engine.
  • I dont want to sell bits as I need to move them out as I have sold the farm and now need the space.
  • I am asking $1000 each or $2000 the lot.
  • Wildcats and engines are at Wattle Glen 3096
Buyers will need to organise transport themselves. I have transported them on a low sided car tandem without problems. I will assist loading with my tractor at my place.
Tractors have hydraulic draft arms but no implements.
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I can be contacted on 0408 031 559. Leave a message if necessary or email me on
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Good morning I’m looking for a austrak  or wildcat …… something  to tinker with project hobby etc .

Does anyone have one for sale in VIC would be good but will travel …thanks mick  email mick – ratboy4@bigpond.com

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Ian  has a stripped down VH4D motor ex Wildcat.

“It is completely stripped and reconditioned ready for reassembly. I have pistons, rings, gaskets etc ready to go and don’t have time to assemble it. I am demolishing my shed as part of a renovation and don’t want it exposed”

Price is negotiable, if you are looking for a new motor  give him a ring on 0409 999 902

or email @tomaxalex@yahoo.com.au

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Wildcat Project on EBay

Wildcat Project for sale on EBay

It’s a nice straight looking machine with little corrosion if any. The Wisconsin has gone west at some point and a Mitsubishi Turbo diesel motor has been acquired ex a 4wd with the intent of repowering it.

Along with the rolling shell you get 3pl, blade, ripper, slasher and a carry all which all appear to be in good order. This would certainly suit someone looking to undertake a straightforward restoration, all the bits are there. I have reservations about the choice of motor, mainly because of the restrictions imposed by the drive train layout on the Wildcat. I think it would be better to find a Wisconsin or repower it with a Subaru motor. If you were game enough to ditch the existing drive train and go with a couple of variable pumps and two motors directly driving the chains then maybe the diesel engine provided might work out, as would any number of other motors.

I had a rusted Wildcat shell here for a while before I salvaged what I could and then scrapped it. The actual shell is very similar in size to the Austrak RT45 chain drive shell. I think with a bit of swearing and ingenuity you could couple most  Wildcat implements to an RT45 as well…. What that means is that there is definitely enough room in the Wildcat tub to stuff a diesel motor, variable pumps and two drive motors. The actual tub width on the wildcat is marginally wider than on the RT45 …something I measured twice before I believed it.

If you are game to do that kind of conversion then you will be doubtless putting more HP and torque through the drive train so upgrading the bearings, sprockets and chains would be a must. The sprockets can be bought off the shelf and then machined to fit the mountings, the chains will need to be upgraded and that will not be cheap, but there is nothing worse than breaking a chain in field….mainly because it happens far too frequently with the original spec chain without the higher HP and torque added to the mix.

Anyway I reckon that this machine is a good bet for the right person with the skill and endurance to rebuild it.

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