International B125 fitted with JCB digger

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International B125 fitted with JCB digger

Post #1 by Steelfab » Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:55 pm

Came across ths old Internation crawler yesterday still in working order in a forest in Staffordshire. Looking at the original brochure which I have posted a picture of, it was available on the B500, B100 and B125 and I believe this is a B125 although I would like someone to confirm this if they know judging by the pictures.

The machine fired up straight away although with a lot of smoke but after a minute cleared and runs very smoothly. It was my first time at driving a crawler and all the hydraulics work well although the loader lever has a lot of play in the linkages. The excavator end also works well and there isn't a lot of play in the linkages either. The machine tracks back and forth well and the right brake is very effective but the left brake needs a lot of foot work to make it active.

Are these straight forward to work on and it is a big job to sort the poor left brake? Anyone else seen another one of these?
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Re: International B125 fitted with JCB digger

Post #2 by Jeremy Rowland » Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:08 pm

Julian I think that perhaps either Martyn Williams or Fred can best advise you on this one; looks to be in reasonable condition considering its age, are thinking of yet another project?

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Re: International B125 fitted with JCB digger

Post #3 by Tracshovel » Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:14 pm

Julian. Good find.....absolutely Classic ! I think it looks like a B100. These were actually quite a popular set up in their time.


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Post #4 by victor13 » Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:54 pm

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Re: International B125 fitted with JCB digger

Post #5 by Martyn Henley » Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:17 pm

If i can remember rightly, the B100 had the 2B/2D backhoe, and the 125 had the 3 backhoe, ie 2D boom with 3C dipper .....


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Re: International B125 fitted with JCB digger

Post #6 by martyn williams » Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:59 pm

Worked on a few of these, this one is a B100. The JCB backhoe was a bit to heavy for a 100 and put a fair bit of strain on the rear of the machine. The last one I did was in 1982, took the JCB backhoe off a Drott and fitted it to a wheeled 3C backhoe loader ,which had its back hoe missing when purchaced. A Drott stood for a while will have steering clutch problems.Sometimes will free up after use.
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Re: International B125 fitted with JCB digger

Post #7 by martyn williams » Sat Aug 09, 2014 12:08 am

Remove the steering clutch / brake inspection cover from the underside of the machine,a bit of crap may come out.I would guess that the brake band linings are worn or contaminated, or just wet and may dry out after a workout. Brake band renewal is not too bad a job. If there is a lot of play on the pedal, just adjust the brakes to around 2 inches of free travel.The adjuster can be seen when you remove that bottom plate.
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Re: International B125 fitted with JCB digger

Post #8 by martyn williams » Sat Aug 09, 2014 12:20 am

Had a closer look at the photo, the running gear looks worn as you would expect of a machine from that era, I know for relacements. There seems to be only one hole in the bonnet for air intake, if this machine has a paper filter accessed from the cab behind a round plate would date the machine to 1968 /70 ish,the ones with twin oil bath filters were earlier. The later machines were known as a 100 loader and not B100. Does it have a makers plate ? I can date machine from serial number for you.


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Re: International B125 fitted with JCB digger

Post #9 by martyn williams » Sat Aug 09, 2014 12:29 am

This is a 125 about the same age, note the loader arm bucket linkage differs from a B100 the 125 also differs in the drive to a B100, a 125 had a planetary system . Looks a good project but harder to restore than a 3C. Go for it and save another machine :thumbup:
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Re: International B125 fitted with JCB digger

Post #10 by martyn williams » Sat Aug 09, 2014 12:33 am

Drott and JCB backhoe
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