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Any rumours/news on D12?

Discussion in 'Dozers' started by cr500, Oct 27, 2006.

  1. cr500

    cr500 New Member

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    Are there any rumours or news as to if or when Cat will build a D12 to compete size wise with the Komatsu 575? I have heard some rumours that once the new C175 engines are underway ,then a D12 will come out and other Cat people have said that they dont want to cut into the market for D11s. Any news?
     
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    i heard from a source that Bethel had one and it was somewhere in Wyoming but they say that it is protected but security 24/7 that is just what i have heard. when i was at the conexpo i asked the cat guys they said that they have to plans but do not have any intentions of building one b/c there is no real market for it...
     
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    Would love to see one if they ever built it. can you imagine that monster?
     
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    I wonder if someone could find it on google earth!
     
  5. alco

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    I would say it's pretty unlikely since they have never built a prototype. The rumor about Bethel is just that, a rumor.

    Brian
     
  6. Squizzy246B

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    I believe there is a D12 working out at Orabanda or Broad Arrow.....driven by a guy in a white suit who keeps saying "thank ya very much" and its serviced by some guy called S Claus who keeps his tools in some sort of sled.:rolleyes:
     
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    hahahahahaha funny cause its santa hahahaha
     
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    u mean santa's not real???
     
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    santa lives in Finland, Rovaniemi http://www.santaclaus.fi/?deptid=8132

    :D

    how many reindeers are needed to pull a fictionary D12?
     
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    just when we figured out that he exists, now we have to figure out which is the genuine santa :eek:

    I bet one is made in China! maybe at the same factory as the D12 seen in toy stores :D
     
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    Well then, I'd best not get one 'coz Santa will fry where I live, and so will his Reindeer. Best replace them with springboks.
     
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    I know the area well as I used to work there and yep I can vouch that your right as I was the one who used to check the tyre pressures on it every morning!!!:D
     
  14. Squizzy246B

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    I never ran anything more than 25 psi.

    I preferred Broad Arrow to Murrin Murrin......too many drop bears at MM.
     
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    Ahhh the dreaded drop bears, they should make a bit of a recovery with all the restrictions on land clearing.
     
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    that would be some piece of equipment


    Alpro
     
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    Hold on just a minute! I'm calling BS on that. :nono

    My neighbor's sister's mailman's younger brother's ex-wife's uncle delivers pizzas in Peoria, and he says that the tire pressures are checked automatically and sent via satellite link to CAT HQ where it shows up on a computer screen. He was delivering a large pepperoni, mushroom and anchovi pizza to the D-12 engineering team, and saw it with his own eyes :yup
     
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    This is sort of true....the tyre pressure system is actually being developed for dump trucks....cause those Moron Truck drivers wont get out of their air-conditioned cabs to check the tyre pressure........The only reason they do get out is to steal your lunch off your D12.

    Anyway, on a more serious note, has anyone heard the rumour about the D12 being dropped from the line-up and Cat going straight to the D13???
     
  20. tonka

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    no D13.........cuz 13 is an unlucky #........there going straight to the D14......!:D
     

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