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year of my 240 timberjack cable skidder
« on: June 25, 2017, 12:07:13 am »
hey there great forum and my first time here. need a little help figuring out what year my skidder is . has a 4-53 detroit , new process transmission , reverser in front of transmission ,  A gearmatic19 winch , an eaton transfer case , wr-51 eaton axles . It was burnt . I bought it in 1986 and we rebuilt it logged a couple years with it and parked it. its been sittin ever since. somewhat apart too.  the tag was melted off the machine and I never knew the serial or exact model. any help is appreciated .

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Re: year of my 240 timberjack cable skidder
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2017, 12:48:49 am »
I'm going to guess 1975, or close to it.

I have your model listed in my parts book as having those options during that era.  My machine is a 76, 450.

That's just a guess as that is a manual for my model machine that came out in 75, but it lists all the other model timberjacks that were available as well.

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Re: year of my 240 timberjack cable skidder
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2017, 02:00:49 am »
thanks spartan , I was told a 1979 240e by a fellow logger once. can you rule this out ? oh and is there a serial number stamped anywhere ? the tag is toast.

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Re: year of my 240 timberjack cable skidder
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2017, 07:27:30 am »
Around 79/80 I think if parts are original.

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Re: year of my 240 timberjack cable skidder
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2017, 09:06:54 am »
go with those guys, mine was just a guess.

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Re: year of my 240 timberjack cable skidder
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2017, 10:54:32 am »
yes there is numbers stamped it but I have no idea where they are I can ask my buddy who is a jack guy  I'm going to say its in the 80s also he has a225 230  240 and 240a the a has a 353 turbo and 2 450s and about 30 extra Detroits to go with them  :D

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Re: year of my 240 timberjack cable skidder
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2017, 05:30:38 pm »
coxy,now that's a friend to have!!!!
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Re: year of my 240 timberjack cable skidder
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2017, 06:11:03 pm »
him and his son build there own motors they run them way harder than a normal person every year and a half to 2 years if they get lucky they have to rebuild them cause there shot

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Re: year of my 240 timberjack cable skidder
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2017, 07:35:42 pm »
hey , sure is great folks showing interest in this post thanks to all,,,,, all the parts except parts of the motor are original. i bought it from the original owner. This was a tough job rebuilding this skidder.i got some pics somewhere the day i found it.  man . I was 25 years old and full of ---- . I wouldn't do it again. we bought $8000 worth of parts at heart of dixie parts in alabama and flew into it. took us 3 months to do it. took it to the woods primered .never did get to paint it.the ole machine worked flawlessly though. I looked all around the cab tday for a stamped serial number . nothin i can see. thanks fellers . all help is greatly appreciated .

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Re: year of my 240 timberjack cable skidder
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2017, 09:38:10 pm »
thanks Ron , Ill take a look

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Re: year of my 240 timberjack cable skidder
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2017, 09:43:59 pm »
that's what he said also it will be stamped in the cab or on the side

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Re: year of my 240 timberjack cable skidder
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2017, 09:47:03 pm »
  I'm the original poster on Ron Scott's link. I did find the serial number on that machine. It was stamped in the side of the tunnel cover right about where your ankle would be while you sat in the seat. When I found it,and cleaned it up, you could see it from the ground looking into the machine.
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Re: year of my 240 timberjack cable skidder
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2017, 10:05:11 pm »
hey Oliver , thanks for helping. heres a pic of my skidder down by the pedals . where was your number located ?

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Re: year of my 240 timberjack cable skidder
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2017, 10:08:52 pm »
Some where around E as I remember. He sold the machine, but I can go look at it sometime if you need that. That one was a 240A, and had a Deutz engine in it.
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Re: year of my 240 timberjack cable skidder
« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2017, 10:45:55 pm »
Finding numbers would be good, but it won't give you year. From what you describe, it is a 240GSEAX

There was a date on the NP case if it survived.

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Re: year of my 240 timberjack cable skidder
« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2017, 11:02:57 pm »
Thanks Neilo,and everybody , so a 240 G-? s-standard ? E-eaton ? A-?  X- ? More than I ever knew. Im thinkin about a complete well done restore and want all the info I can find. Parts are out of site expensive  these days . But I got good running gear so far .planetaries , lockers , tranny , reverser all seem ok . i say seem. Ill tear them all down for inspection. My winch is a gearmatic 19 and will need a lot of attention for sure. I pulled the winch release slave out tonight and it so rusted its toast.  you could imagine inside the winch. there fussy anyway.

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Re: year of my 240 timberjack cable skidder
« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2017, 11:05:03 pm »
Oliver , the E is right where the tag use to be but no stamped numbers. all is there are the rivets . thanks

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Re: year of my 240 timberjack cable skidder
« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2017, 11:25:26 pm »
G= GM Detroit non turbo
S= Standard trans
E= Eaton axles
A= Gearmatic
X= Standard butt pan

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Re: year of my 240 timberjack cable skidder
« Reply #19 on: June 26, 2017, 11:39:22 am »
Oliver , the E is right where the tag use to be but no stamped numbers. all is there are the rivets . thanks
find something to remove the paint like a wire wheel not a grinder and wire wheel all the paint there   the numbers will/should be there stamped in the frame they maybe be hind your feet also  he also told me they maybe behind the cab stamped in the frame on the out side