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    Cat 941

    any one have any photos of CAT 941, i worked for a company called Buctons
    LTD from Oldham Lancashire they always used 941s for road formation work
    with very experenced operators on them they could work to half an inch and
    the formation was nearly ready for tarmac when they had finished they could
    put the crown & camber on the road faster than any other machine as i say
    the operators were very experienced and mostly Irish, they were a pleasure
    to watch

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    Only one i have of ours
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    Here's one I spent many an hour on. The people that owned it bought it used in about 1983, and kept it for almost 20 years. If I recall correctly, it was built in 1960-something. The CAT sticker on the side says 941B, but that was put on when it was painted. It wasn't a B, just a plain old 941.

    It was traded in, and I thought I'd seen the last of it. A year or so later, I was on my way to look at a job 30 miles away, and there, in a field beside the road, she was. Fresh mud is in the tracks, so she was still apparently earning her keep. The third picture is of a repair I had done to the bucket. It was finally wearing right through the sides there at the bottom.

    You can't really tell from the pictures, but we believed it may have had a hoe mounted to it at one time. You can see a threaded rod at the rear of the machine, just inside the track, and a grab handle where it's not really of any use, (unless you were climbing up to operate a hoe). It also had some extraneous plumbing that was removed at some point, and the ROPS had the very back part of the roof (between the curved part of the ROPS frame), cut away, as if it had been needed for operator headroom.
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    It seems to me like these old track loaders (highlifts) still get a lot of use in the western pa area.

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    Around here, they have gone the way of the dinosaur. Believe it or not, I miss them, and would enjoy operating one from time to time. Too bad that seems impossible now.

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    Those track loaders are the reason my Dad got started in the excavation biz in '84.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobcat ron View Post
    Those track loaders are the reason my Dad got started in the excavation biz in '84.
    Yeah same with when my dads uncles started in it that was all he used for everything. Thats what my dad first learned on, and what i like to run as well. For as little of time iv been playing around with this stuff, i really do like the track loader.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digger242j View Post
    Here's one I spent many an hour on. The people that owned it bought it used in about 1983, and kept it for almost 20 years. If I recall correctly, it was built in 1960-something. The CAT sticker on the side says 941B, but that was put on when it was painted. It wasn't a B, just a plain old 941.

    It was traded in, and I thought I'd seen the last of it. A year or so later, I was on my way to look at a job 30 miles away, and there, in a field beside the road, she was. Fresh mud is in the tracks, so she was still apparently earning her keep. The third picture is of a repair I had done to the bucket. It was finally wearing right through the sides there at the bottom.

    You can't really tell from the pictures, but we believed it may have had a hoe mounted to it at one time. You can see a threaded rod at the rear of the machine, just inside the track, and a grab handle where it's not really of any use, (unless you were climbing up to operate a hoe). It also had some extraneous plumbing that was removed at some point, and the ROPS had the very back part of the roof (between the curved part of the ROPS frame), cut away, as if it had been needed for operator headroom.

    Digger, you are bringing back memories for me.... This particular machine is a 1969 model. If memory serves me correct, it was able to wear out all the normal items as well as an engine. What job were these photos taken on Digger?
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    What job were these photos taken on Digger?
    Someplace out in the country, the year after it was traded away.

    I don't know that it "wore out" an engine exactly, as much as it just decided one day to eat a valve. (If I recall correctly.)

    You'd be particularly well qualified to comment on the job of keeping the brakes in adjustment, wouldn't you, Will?
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    Quote Originally Posted by digger242j View Post
    Someplace out in the country, the year after it was traded away.

    I don't know that it "wore out" an engine exactly, as much as it just decided one day to eat a valve. (If I recall correctly.)

    You'd be particularly well qualified to comment on the job of keeping the brakes in adjustment, wouldn't you, Will?
    Yes you can say that! Can do them in my sleep, so to speak.... As for the engine crapping out. One thing led to another and then the "well... while you're in there" syndrome took over....
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    here is the 941 i am in the process of buying
    i want to fit a 4in1 bucket which i have sourced but have been told it will be a very expensive job as i will need all the controls,cat lines and swivels
    i was wondering why you couldn't use a T valve from the ripper controls and flexible/steel lines made to measure
    anyone know if the cab pictured would provide any protection in a fall on/over situation
    sorry to hijack the thread
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    hey all.
    I bought a 941 about seven years back. it had a burned valve seat. cost me a whole hundred bucks to fix the motor.
    ran very strong. looked like hell. had an enclosed cab.
    diesel was cheap, and we must have moved some 5000 yards of dirt out back to level a hill.
    my twins were just toddlers back then. they always wanted a ride in the cat.
    the vibration and noise would put them right to sleep.
    very tough old machines. 3304 motors. easy and cheap to rebuild. lots of aftermarket parts out there for cat.....

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    better a 41 than a 51 as i've been told by a cat salesman years ago. a 51 was just a 41 with a bigger bucket and a turned up injector pump. the 51 my grandfather had stayed tore up more than it ran.

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    Welcome to Heavy Equipment Forums honest outlaw!

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    thanks country boy i've searched the net before for a dirtman forum glad i finally found one. from all my perusing through seems to be a fine forum!!!:

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