02-05-2011, 11:58 PM
I have worked at a couple of hard-rock minesites where we were for-ever replacing blade skid plates and cutting edges on our Cat 825 dozers. These were used for clean-up on the haulroads and around the shovels. To solve this and to save money on GET, we removed the sole plates and fitted a couple of D9N double flange rollers to carry the blade. These gave a great life and saved a lot of heart-ache in the shop. If anyone wants more info, let me know. Probably not as effective on larger RT dozers such as 854s though due to the heavier blade or on coal stockplies withloose material but worked a treat for us. Even modified new machines before they went to work.
08-26-2011, 04:20 AM
Oh ya the old michigan at the AV cell mill. Did some millwriting at that mill.
Originally Posted by awful knawful
08-26-2011, 11:29 PM
Thats a cool idea using D9 rollers, bit of OZ/KIWI ingenuity in there somewhere.
08-28-2011, 08:04 AM
04-25-2012, 05:14 AM
hi footloose i was also a grease monkey at bell bros in those good old days 1976 to 1989 with all the old machines. did you get the paint scheme? give us an email if you like.
05-21-2012, 01:36 AM
We've got 4 Cat 854 Tiger RTD on site. They are strictly mobile clean up. the oldest one has 88,000 hours.
05-31-2012, 06:30 AM
TEREX 300 Original post was by Dug Overburden 2009 I know this is a late addition to your post ,however i did see one at a show in Queensland Australia being demonstrated, it made lotsa noise but didn't shift much dirt.General comment was it was pretty color,However having made that comment I consider it was demonstrated in incorrect site, i am sure if it had been working on a tiphead may have been another story , A Michigan Would have eaten it before breakfast in any situation, only it would not have been that pretty Green
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