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Fighting dozer idlers. Waiting on parts for the Oliver so I decided to attack the idlers on the international, what a mess. Anyone a dozer mechanic?
No longer can source the bellow seals that sealed the axles
Spun bushings from prior poor repair
Steel bushing used in one side of repair
Need to make new axles and bore and press in bushings and then cobble some sort of seal together, no idea what I can put in there. Maybe some sort of rear main seal but the spring/bellow seal seems ideal, just no source. Not to mention the one wheel that someone already tried to "fix"

On another forum someone suggested rope. This is a homeowner machine and will see 25-50 hr max per year until I'm rust. That may work, at least on the side that has the relief still exposed. The other side that has been filled, maybe that repair should be cut out.

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Bellow seals. Only 2 on one side, other side they were replaced with metal or something?
 

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Steel replacement bushing is magnetic!

steel on steel ?

 

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And that was the good wheel, this one is a mess , some steel pressed in to replace missing bellow seals, bushing spun and dropped into center of wheel
 

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720nut

Good thing you built that big shop 666

Know your working on Cat but;

I forgot to mention when I told you about dads OC3 but he had all new roller shafts made and never used them

Just thought I'ld mention since your working on it to

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