With the broken tooth successfully extracted, a new digging tooth was acquired and is seen here in the process of being welded into place. The museum’s backhoe is one of several pieces of heavy equipment the museum relies on constantly so it is important to have it ready to go!
At the other end of the shop, the museum’s Trojan loader was getting new filters, new fluids, a good greasing, and new fan belts. Once the loader work is complete within the next work session or two, the museum plans to bring in its Huber-Warco road grader for some hydraulic cylinder work and some routine maintenance. The Huber can be seen here working to grade last fall for the museum’s new west siding.