Tracks/Parts for Boxer 427

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by TJLinc, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. TJLinc

    TJLinc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 46

    Hey everyone,

    I just bought a Boxer 427. I am in the process of repairing issues with the unit.

    #1- I am getting ready to order a set of tracks for the unit. Are there any companies to avoid? I was looking on eBay, but would OE tracks be better?

    #2- I have a feeling I am going to have to put a hydraulic pump on the unit. The machine operates fine for 15-20 minutes, then when the oil gets hot, it basically looses all power. Where do I locate the pump? Is it possible that it is not the pump, and the wheel motors instead? Yes I did change the hydraulic fluid and make sure the proper weight oil is in the system.

    #3- There are assorted parts: levers, springs, etc that I would like to replace. Just little things, that aren't actually necessary for anything other than cosmetics. Where do I find parts for this unit? Is there somewhere online? A catalog? Or do I just call the manufacturer?

    Any and all help is appreciated!

    Thanks.
     
  2. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Jayhawk
    Posts: 2,231

    I can't help you out on availability of aftermarket parts but following is a link to their website and you can find a parts breakdown/owners manual there. You will also find contact info there.

    http://www.boxerequipment.com/

    The Boxer was made by Mertz Manufacturing in Oklahoma but seems like I have read that they were bought out by a company in Michigan or Wisconsin although I don't recall the name.
     
  3. TJLinc

    TJLinc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 46

    Thanks,

    I have already been to the website and downloaded the owner's and parts manuals. I have also compiled the list of part numbers for the parts that I need. Just need help with the logistics as far as that is concerned.
     
  4. TJLinc

    TJLinc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 46

    Btw, Boxer was purchased from Mertz by Morbark out of Michigan.
     
  5. Oldtimer

    Oldtimer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,455

    Mobark purchased Boxer and all Boxer assets. I sold Boxer for a few years and think it's the best mini skid ever built.

    we will be selling them as soon as they go back into production.

    Oldtimer
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  6. TJLinc

    TJLinc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 46

    I am loving my Boxer so far. Moved a tree with it today that was extremely difficult/darn near impossible with a Toro Dingo. But I still need a source for parts.
     
  7. Penscape Landscaping

    Penscape Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 357

    Had a track come off a rental today. How to get back on?
     
  8. WaterWerks

    WaterWerks LawnSite Member
    Posts: 17

    TJLinc, PM me..I'm a new member and I can't

    I have the same machine, maybe I can help you
     
  9. jc1

    jc1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,589

    This is like a year ago, most likely has it fixed by now.
     
  10. TJLinc

    TJLinc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 46

    I have traded the machine for a brand new Vermeer since then. Couldn't be any happier!
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