Hi Dave & BoBo,
Sorry for the lack of replying, its been a bit manic after the Beast from the East struck this area.
Great Picture BoBo, no midges up there I bet!
As mentioned we managed to break a spring leaf and damage an idler wheel, I contacted Owen's springs to see if they can help me but they haven't come back to me yet.
The machine has had a fair bit of alterations done to it, it has had the engine replaced with an 1800 Ford Fiesta/Escort Diesel engine, it has lots of torque and is easy to control. it also has a converted Ifor Williams metal hood on the back rather than the canvas sheeting.
The electric cooling fan wasn't working so I have temporarily wired it direct so it is basically running all the time
I have had the ST for over a year now and sadly haven't had as much time on it as planned (Story of most of us on here I guess!!)I have to get a few things repaired on it example put breaks on it! the old brake bands are pretty tired with a broken hand brake cable, I am thinking about replacing the brake bands with brake discs and pads it. I would like to replace all the 4.0x4 tyres with solid tyres, half of them are these already, one of the 600x10 rear tyres has a tractor tread type tyre on it, it appears to work ok but I am scared it will catch and break the metal track guides.
My plan is to get it running well enough so we can use it when on hill fencing jobs, it will give my guys something to run tools, their lunch bags! and some lighter materials out to the fence line, it will also give them shelter when the weather turns rough, we are working on a hill job at the moment which is about 1500-2000 feet, I have an old Nissan Terrano with 90% off road tyres, you would be amazed where this thing goes!
I will get some picture put up when I get a chance.