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brenton_o 399085 93 1985 MB TRAC 1500 either
1985 MB TRAC 1500
This is my other MB TRAC 1500 that I have also restored.
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Another pic...
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Good restoration job you do there , Brenton. :-)
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What do you do with them now Brenton? Are they used for farm work or just for show now?

Cheers,

TC.
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Phantastic work :-)
Interesting rims. Are they original or did you replace the originals by these? I can't remember that I've ever seen such rims.
And another point: Why did you paint the roof of the cabin dark green? The version with black bonnet and yellow-green mudguards didn't have a dark-green roof. Or is it a new cabin taken from a newer trac which had a dark green roof?
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Mercedes Benz Australia added quite a few different specifications than the European tractors. For instance many of the older MB trac's were fitted with 23.1.26 tyres, which looked revolting! cause they are low and too wide and hang outside the mud guards. Other things different included the radiator grills you see on my tractors were not there when i purchased the trac's, i had to have them imported from Germany, as MB australia fitted these terribly ugly metal radiator grills on a different angle.
MB australia also fitted different working lights, as the working lights located in the top of the cabins were not there, as they mounted external round lights, which do not look right, so I have to replace those as well to make them more original. The rims you see on the above tractor were original rims that came on that tractor, presumably fitted by MB Australia. I think they look much nicer than the standard reversible rims as they make the tractors look more modern.
The stripe above the cabin was just put there for looks, as i think it finishes the machine off better!
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Thanks for your patience and these many informations.
I already thought that there were differences. It is very interesting to hear of the Australian specifications and what efforts you had with interchanges. Regarding the lights on the top of the cabin: They aren't built in in many German tracs either but you're right - they are a must-have.
There are a couple of different rim-types in Germany, too but not these ones.
Do you have photos showing the original condition of the trac?
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This is an Australian spec MB TRAC 1500. Note the grill and working lights fitted by MB Australia.
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Does anyone know where i can source new doors for MB TRAC's? as I need a new set of doors...
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This grill is available in Germany, too. It is common when working with front-mounted equipment or forage harvesters to protect the cooler from too much dust. But you're right - it is ugly and I also would take it away when restoring such a Beauty as yours.:-)
The doors should be available at any Mercedes truck dealer, aren't they or do you look for a less expensive way? As there's a guarantee for spare parts this should not be any problem. I needed a lot of spare parts during restoration of my 1600 trac and - at least in Gerwany - it was no problem at all to get parts within 24 hours.
But I think you have tried this already and I'm boring you?
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I rang Mercedes trucks Australia, they don't have any in the country, so it seems to be proving difficult.

Also, are there any websites that I can search for used MB TRAC's in Europe, as I am looking for a 1600 or an 1800 to import to australia.
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www.tractorpool.de
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www.technikboerse.de (the best one in my opinion)
www.traktorpool.de
www.tec24.com
www.treckerboerse.de
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