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    New Member bish_oz's Avatar
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    Default Hi from Australia

    Hi fellow Yanmarians,

    Although I have only just registered, Iíve been eagerly reading the discussions in this forum since buying my first tractor a month ago, a YM1810D with 620 hrs on the clock, purchased locally for AUD$3800 (US$2990) which included a slasher (I think you guys call it a brush cutter?), a Yanmar rotary hoe, a single tine ripper and a rear bucket. It had been sitting in storage for a number of years and the guy I brought it from wanted to travel so he was selling his stuff.

    As you can see from the photos, it has been rolled, so thereís some panel damage to the front and the radiator supports are a little bent. The engine seems in good condition, which starts on the first turn of the key and doesnít blow smoke, and the power shift, pto and lift work fine.

    Although Iím worried about getting parts down here in Oz, at least I was able to source oil, air and fuel filters reasonably cheaply which was the first thing I changed.

    My next adventure is to fix the charging circuit (battery isnít being charged). The alternator is providing around 22 VAC at 1500 rpm (both when the reg is plugged in or out). Iíve check the ground connection, fuses, wiring (as much as I can figure out). The charging warning light doesnít come on at all, and Iíve check the bulb, and respective connections. I presume it must be the VR at fault.

    Anyway I find this forum a great source of information and experience and apologise up front for any dumb questions I may ask in the near future

    Cheers

    Ian
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    Platinum Member roxynoodle's Avatar
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    Yanmar 1510d, 1950 Farmall H

    Default Re: Hi from Australia

    Welcome to TBN! Love the big stupid grin you gave your tractor!

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    Gold Member Ken_CT's Avatar
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    Default Re: Hi from Australia

    Hi and welcome to TBN. You have a great avatar.

    Ken

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    Veteran Member Kays Supply's Avatar
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    Default Re: Hi from Australia

    The VR will be listed as a current limiter when you try to find one. They are one of the more common items to need replaced. Locally, in the US, some of the Yanmar importers have found generic replacements that are much cheaper than OEM.

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    Gold Member BruceR's Avatar
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    Default Re: Hi from Australia

    Welcome Ian.

    Bruce

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    Super Star Member Thomas's Avatar
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    Default Re: Hi from Australia

    Welcome Ian.
    Little TLC and you'll have the old girl proud as a peacock....really no such thing as dumb question,soooo ask a way.

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    Default Re: Hi from Australia

    Top of the mornin Ian:

    Now as Thomas says:

    really no such thing as dumb question,soooo ask a way
    He forgot to let you know Most of Egon's answeres are dumb!
    Egon
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    Default Re: Hi from Australia

    I think you got a great deal even with the minor blemishes. It looks good compared to my Satoh which was rolled on 3 separate occasions. Welcome!

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    Veteran Member BTDT's Avatar
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    Default Re: Hi from Australia

    Now that tractor has character. Wish it could talk, would like to hear how some of those scars happened. Welcome to the forum.

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    New Member bish_oz's Avatar
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    Default Re: Hi from Australia

    Thanks for all your replies. Yes I figured the avatar was going to get some laughs. It came about when I sent pictures of my new purchase to my parents, hoping to share some of my excitement (this is after my wife endured several hours of tractor talk and decided that she had heard enough!). My mum replied, 'the tractor doesn't look very happy'. Not happy?!? After some quick gfx editing, I replied, 'It's happy mum, look, see it's smiling'.

    I tried the single tine ripper today, using it as a poor mans trencher. I needed a trench to lay an ag pipe for drainage and in most places it did well breaking up the soil except where it was very hard and I had wheel spin. I had a friend who said Iíd need to wet the area before ripping it.

    After reading a few posts on this forum regarding similar models to mine, Iím guessing that the alternator in the 1810d is the type that doesnít have rectifying diodes (as they are in the VR??) and no field coil either (permanent magnet instead). There are only 2 wires coming from the alternator and they only have an AC component to them. Can anyone confirm this? (ok Iím hoping not to pull the alternator off and open it up)

    Iíll be taking the reg (or limiter) which I suspect is at fault to an auto electrician this week, hopefully to find a compatible replacement. But after speaking with my neighbor who is a mechanic, he suggested that this type of alternator (one without diodes or field coils) and voltage regulator (one that has the rectifying diodes) is uncommon (in Australia anyway), and then said 'good luck'! He suggested I could always replace both the alternator and regulator to a more standard variety.

    Bish

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