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Cat D8K sold high

Discussion in 'Dozers' started by zhkent, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. zhkent

    zhkent Senior Member

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    I looked at a D8K that had cab and air and was in good shape the day before the Ritchie Bros Sept. Auction in Kansas City.
    I really like my D9G. But a cab would be nice. the 8 would be easier to move, and I mistakenly thought it might go cheap.
    The tractor had a nice interior, looked good on the outside, good undercarriage and had $60,000 worth of work done on motor and trans in the last year.
    Should of stayed home auction day.
    It sold for $220,000.
     
  2. digdeeper

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    they usually bring 40-50,000 around here at auction in avg shape. For 220,000 it would have to have a cat certified rebuild for me to be interested. We run two 8k's and I am looking for a third, for that kind of money I could buy a good 8R:rolleyes:
     
  3. 72V

    72V Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a bidding frenzy went out of control. I can't imagine even a really nice K going for half that much here.
     
  4. zhkent

    zhkent Senior Member

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    I think the exchange rate may have had something to do with it. Think it went to the UK.
    That is still dang high.
    I was going to go 40k on it and figured I wouldn't get it bought, but didn't want to miss it if it did go for that.
    As far as I know things aren't higher here in general.
     
  5. surfer-joe

    surfer-joe Senior Member

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    1982 CATERPILLAR D8K CRAWLER TRACTOR 77V01000 Jun - 2007 USA-NV 35,000 USD

    SU/dozer w/tilt, A/C cab, 4 bbl MS ripper, w/hyd pin puller

    1982 CATERPILLAR D8K CRAWLER TRACTOR 77V18000 May - 2007 USA-TX 42,500 USD

    SU/dozer w/tilt, canopy, winch

    1981 CATERPILLAR D8K CRAWLER TRACTOR 77V16000 May - 2007 USA-TX 52,500 USD

    S/dozer w/tilt, canopy, winch

    1981 CATERPILLAR D8K CRAWLER TRACTOR 77V16000 Mar - 2007 USA-TN 39,000 USD

    SU/dozer w/tilt, canopy

    1981 CATERPILLAR D8K CRAWLER TRACTOR 77V17000 Aug - 2007 USA-AK 40,000 USD

    U/dozer w/tilt, cab, 4 bbl MS ripper

    1981 CATERPILLAR D8K CRAWLER TRACTOR 77Y16000 Sep - 2007 USA-CA 42,000 USD

    U/dozer w/tilt, canopy, 4 bbl MS ripper

    1980 CATERPILLAR D8K CRAWLER TRACTOR 77V16000 Mar - 2007 USA-TN 62,000 USD

    SU/dozer w/tilt, canopy, 4 bbl SS ripper

    1979 CATERPILLAR D8K CRAWLER TRACTOR 77V13000 Jul - 2007 USA-TX 55,000 USD

    SU/dozer w/tilt, canopy

    1979 CATERPILLAR D8K CRAWLER TRACTOR 77V13000 Jun - 2007 USA-GA 47,500 USD

    SU/dozer w/tilt, canopy, 2 bbl SS ripper

    1978 CATERPILLAR D8K CRAWLER TRACTOR 77V09000 Sep - 2007 USA-WA 30,000 USD

    SU/dozer w/tilt, canopy, Hyster winch

    1978 CATERPILLAR D8K CRAWLER TRACTOR 77V09000 Mar - 2007 USA-TN 46,000 USD

    SU/dozer w/tilt, canopy

    1978 CATERPILLAR D8K CRAWLER TRACTOR 77V10000 Jul - 2007 USA-TN 33,000 USD

    SU/dozer w/tilt, canopy

    1978 CATERPILLAR D8K CRAWLER TRACTOR 77V10000 Apr - 2007 USA-OH 33,000 USD

    SU/dozer, cab

    1978 CATERPILLAR D8K CRAWLER TRACTOR 77V10000 Sep - 2007 USA-AZ 55,000 USD

    SU/dozer w/tilt, A/C cab, 4 bbl MS ripper

    1978 CATERPILLAR D8K CRAWLER TRACTOR 77V10000 Jul - 2007 USA-MI 55,000 USD

    SU/dozer w/tilt, spacer plate, canopy

    1978 CATERPILLAR D8K CRAWLER TRACTOR 77V10000 Apr - 2007 USA-MO 35,000 USD

    SU/dozer w/tilt, canopy, Cat winch

    1978 CATERPILLAR D8K CRAWLER TRACTOR 77V10000 Jun - 2007 USA-MN 34,000 USD

    SU/dozer w/tilt, canopy

    1978 CATERPILLAR D8K CRAWLER TRACTOR 77V10000 Apr - 2007 USA-CO 65,000 USD

    U/dozer w/tilt, cab, 2 bbl SS ripper

    1978 CATERPILLAR D8K CRAWLER TRACTOR 77V11000 Mar - 2007 USA-NC 35,000 USD

    SU/dozer w/tilt, canopy

    1978 CATERPILLAR D8K CRAWLER TRACTOR 77V11000 Sep - 2007 USA-MO 220,000 USD

    SU/dozer w/tilt, A/C cab

    1978 CATERPILLAR D8K CRAWLER TRACTOR 77V11000 Jul - 2007 USA-MI 19,000 USD

    PARTS ONLY, SU/dozer w/ tilt, canopy

    1978 CATERPILLAR D8K CRAWLER TRACTOR 77V11000 Mar - 2007 USA-TN 46,000 USD

    SU/dozer w/tilt, canopy

    1977 CATERPILLAR D8K CRAWLER TRACTOR 77V07000 Jun - 2007 USA-MO 22,500 USD

    SU/dozer w/tilt, canopy

    1977 CATERPILLAR D8K CRAWLER TRACTOR 77V07000 Sep - 2007 USA-CA 35,000 USD

    S/dozer w/tilt, A/C cab, 4 bbl MS ripper

    1977 CATERPILLAR D8K CRAWLER TRACTOR 77V08000 Jun - 2007 USA-TX 50,000 USD

    SU/dozer w/tilt, canopy, 4 bbl MS ripper

    1977 CATERPILLAR D8K CRAWLER TRACTOR 77V08000 Apr - 2007 USA-OH 26,000 USD

    SU/dozer w/tilt, canopy

    1977 CATERPILLAR D8K CRAWLER TRACTOR 77V08000 Jun - 2007 USA-CO 35,000 USD

    A/dozer w/tilts, canopy, Hyster D89C winch

    1977 CATERPILLAR D8K CRAWLER TRACTOR 77V08000 Sep - 2007 USA-MO 100,000 USD

    push dozer, A/C cab

    1977 CATERPILLAR D8K CRAWLER TRACTOR 77V08000 Sep - 2007 USA-CA 38,000 USD

    U/dozer w/tilt, A/C cab, 4 bbl MS ripper

    1976 CATERPILLAR D8K CRAWLER TRACTOR 77V04000 Jun - 2007 USA-WA 49,000 USD

    U/dozer w/tilt, canopy, 4 bbl MS ripper

    1976 CATERPILLAR D8K CRAWLER TRACTOR 77V06000 Jul - 2007 USA-TX 55,000 USD

    SU/dozer w/tilt, canopy, MS ripper

    1976 CATERPILLAR D8K CRAWLER TRACTOR 77V06000 Jun - 2007 USA-WA 29,000 USD

    U/dozer w/tilt, canopy, Carco winch, stump splitter

    1976 CATERPILLAR D8K CRAWLER TRACTOR 77V07000 Jun - 2007 USA-MO 5,500 USD

    canopy, MS ripper

    1976 CATERPILLAR D8K CRAWLER TRACTOR 77V76000 Jun - 2007 USA-NV 38,000 USD

    SU/dozer, canopy, MS ripper

    1975 CATERPILLAR D8K CRAWLER TRACTOR 77B20000 Sep - 2007 USA-CA 14,500 USD

    U/dozer w/tilt, canopy, cargo winch

    1975 CATERPILLAR D8K CRAWLER TRACTOR 77V01000 Aug - 2007 USA-CA 52,500 USD

    SU/dozer w/tilt, A/C cab, 4 bbl MS ripper

    1975 CATERPILLAR D8K CRAWLER TRACTOR 77V02000 Jul - 2007 USA-MI 31,000 USD

    SU/dozer w/tilt, canopy

    1975 CATERPILLAR D8K CRAWLER TRACTOR 77V02000 Jul - 2007 USA-MI 41,000 USD

    S/dozer w/tilt, canopy

    1975 CATERPILLAR D8K CRAWLER TRACTOR 77V02000 Jul - 2007 USA-MI 41,000 USD

    SU/dozer w/tilt, spacer plate, canopy

    1975 CATERPILLAR D8K CRAWLER TRACTOR 77V03000 Jul - 2007 USA-MI 45,000 USD

    SU/dozer w/tilt, canopy

    1975 CATERPILLAR D8K CRAWLER TRACTOR 77V03000 Jul - 2007 USA-MI 31,000 USD

    SU/dozer w/tilt

    1975 CATERPILLAR D8K CRAWLER TRACTOR 77V03000 Jun - 2007 USA-IL 30,000 USD

    SU/dozer w/tilt, canopy

    1975 CATERPILLAR D8K CRAWLER TRACTOR 77V04000 May - 2007 USA-TX 26,000 USD

    S/dozer w/tilt, canopy

    1975 CATERPILLAR D8K CRAWLER TRACTOR 77V20000 Jun - 2007 USA-OR 17,500 USD

    U/dozer w/tilt, canopy, Carco winch

    1974 CATERPILLAR D8K CRAWLER TRACTOR 77V00000 Jun - 2007 USA-GA 17,000 USD

    SU/dozer w/tilt, canopy

    1974 CATERPILLAR D8K CRAWLER TRACTOR 77V01000 Jul - 2007 USA-MI 31,000 USD

    SU/dozer w/tilt, canopy

    CATERPILLAR D8K CRAWLER TRACTOR 77V04000 May - 2007 USA-UT 25,000 USD

    U/dozer w/tilt, canopy, 2 bbl ripper
     
  6. Construct'O

    Construct'O Senior Member

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    I was checking their website out and what was coming up at their auction and saw the D8K you are talking about.It was cleaned and painted and undercarriage looked very good,but had no idea that it would even come close to selling for that.

    The way it looked i thought it would sell good,because of its condition,but not that good.I figured maybe in the high 60's range.

    What did the D6R's bring and some of the other equipment ? Did the other machines sell good also?:usa
     
  7. surfer-joe

    surfer-joe Senior Member

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    2006 CATERPILLAR D6R LGP SERIES III CRAWLER TRACTOR WRG00000 Jun - 2007 USA-MD 215,000 USD

    S/dozer w/tilt, A/C cab, diff steer

    2005 CATERPILLAR D6R XW SERIES II CRAWLER TRACTOR CAT00D6RAAEP00000 Jun - 2007 USA-GA 180,000 USD

    SU/dozer w/tilt, diff steer, A/C cab

    2005 CATERPILLAR D6R XW SERIES II CRAWLER TRACTOR CAT00D6RCAEP00000 Mar - 2007 USA-TX 162,500 USD

    SU/dozer w/tilt, A/C cab, diff steer, system 1 u/c

    2005 CATERPILLAR D6R LGP SERIES II CRAWLER TRACTOR CAT00D6RJADE00000 May - 2007 USA-FL 175,000 USD

    6 way dozer, A/C cab, diff steer

    2005 CATERPILLAR D6R LGP SERIES II CRAWLER TRACTOR CAT00D6RPADE00000 May - 2007 USA-FL 180,000 USD

    6 way dozer, A/C, aux hyd

    2005 CATERPILLAR D6R LGP CRAWLER TRACTOR CAT00D6RTADE00000 May - 2007 USA-FL 175,000 USD

    S/dozer w/tilt, A/C cab, diff steer

    2005 CATERPILLAR D6R XL SERIES II CRAWLER TRACTOR CAT00D6RVAAX00000 Jun - 2007 USA-GA 145,000 USD

    SU/dozer w/tilt, A/C cab, aux hyd, diff steer

    2004 CATERPILLAR D6R XL SERIES II CRAWLER TRACTOR AAX00000 Jul - 2007 USA-TX 177,500 USD

    S/U dozer w/tilt, A/C cab, MS ripper

    2004 CATERPILLAR D6R SERIES II LGP CRAWLER TRACTOR ADE00000 Aug - 2007 USA-TX 130,000 USD

    S/dozer w/tilt, A/C cab, diff steer

    2004 CATERPILLAR D6R XL CRAWLER TRACTOR AXX00000 Jul - 2007 USA-TX 165,000 USD

    SU/dozer w/tilt, A/C cab, MS ripper, diff steer

    2004 CATERPILLAR D6R XL SERIES II CRAWLER TRACTOR CAT00D6RAFDT00000 Aug - 2007 USA-CA 132,500 USD

    SU/dozer w/tilt, Tier II, slopeboard, canopy, diff steer, ripper

    2004 CATERPILLAR D6R LGP SERIES II CRAWLER TRACTOR CAT00D6RLADE00000 May - 2007 USA-FL 155,000 USD

    S/dozer w/tilt, A/C cab, diff steer, S/dozer w/tilt rake

    2004 CATERPILLAR D6R XL CRAWLER TRACTOR CAT00D6RTAAX00000 May - 2007 USA-FL 145,000 USD

    SU/dozer w/tilt, A/C cab, diff steer

    2004 CATERPILLAR D6R SERIES II LGP CRAWLER TRACTOR CAT00D6RVADE00000 Mar - 2007 USA-TX 125,000 USD

    S/dozer w/tilt, A/C cab, diff steer

    2004 CATERPILLAR D6R SERIES II LGP CRAWLER TRACTOR CAT00D6RVADE00000 Jun - 2007 USA-TX 135,000 USD

    S/dozer w/tilt, A/C cab, winch

    2004 CATERPILLAR D6R XW SERIES II CRAWLER TRACTOR CAT00D6RVAEP00000 Aug - 2007 USA-TX 145,000 USD

    SU/dozer w/tilt, canopy, diff steer, Carco 70APS winch

    2004 CATERPILLAR D6R XL SERIES II CRAWLER TRACTOR CAT00D6RVFDT00000 Aug - 2007 USA-CA 140,000 USD

    SU/dozer w/tilt, slopeboard, A/C cab, tier II, diff steer, ripper

    2004 CATERPILLAR D6R XL SERIES II CRAWLER TRACTOR CAT00DGRLAAX00000 Aug - 2007 USA-CA 125,000 USD

    S/U dozer w/tilt, Tier II, slopeboard, canopy, diff steer, ripper

    2003 CATERPILLAR D6R XL CRAWLER TRACTOR 5LN03000 May - 2007 USA-TX 165,000 USD

    SU/dozer, A/C cab, MS ripper

    2003 CATERPILLAR D6R XL SERIES II CRAWLER TRACTOR AAX00000 Jul - 2007 USA-TX 152,500 USD

    SU/dozer w/tilt, A/C cab, MS ripper, diff steer

    2003 CATERPILLAR D6R XL SERIES II CRAWLER TRACTOR AAX00000 Jul - 2007 USA-TX 135,000 USD

    SU/dozer w/tilt, A/C cab, diff steering, MS ripper

    2003 CATERPILLAR D6R SERIES II LGP CRAWLER TRACTOR CAT00D6RCADE00000 Mar - 2007 USA-GA 132,500 USD

    S/dozer w/tilt, A/C cab, diff steer

    2003 CATERPILLAR D6R LGP CRAWLER TRACTOR CAT00D6RJADE00000 May - 2007 USA-FL 147,500 USD

    S/dozer w/tilt, A/C cab, diff steer

    2002 CATERPILLAR D6R XL CRAWLER TRACTOR CAT00D6RC5LN03000 Sep - 2007 USA-CA 150,000 USD

    SU/dozer w/tilt, A/C cab w/sweeps, MS ripper, diff steer

    2002 CATERPILLAR D6R SERIES II LGP CRAWLER TRACTOR CAT00D6RC9PN01000 Mar - 2007 USA-TX 80,000 USD

    S/dozer w/tilt, A/C cab, diff steer, system 1 u/c

    2002 CATERPILLAR D6R XW CRAWLER TRACTOR CAT00D6REDMP00000 Jun - 2007 USA-MN 185,000 USD

    SU/dozer, A/C cab, SB MS ripper

    2002 CATERPILLAR D6R XW SERIES II CRAWLER TRACTOR CAT00D6RJDMP00000 Mar - 2007 USA-TX 90,000 USD

    SU/dozer w/tilt, A/C cab, diff steer

    2002 CATERPILLAR D6R LGP CRAWLER TRACTOR D6RT99PN01000 Aug - 2007 USA-OH 100,000 USD

    S/dozer w/tilt, cab

    2001 CATERPILLAR D6R CRAWLER TRACTOR 3ZN00000 Jul - 2007 USA-TX 112,500 USD

    S/U dozer w/tilt, A/C cab, MS ripper

    2001 CATERPILLAR D6R XL CRAWLER TRACTOR 5LN02000 Jul - 2007 USA-TX 110,000 USD

    SU/dozer w/tilt, A/C cab, diff steering, MS ripper

    2001 CATERPILLAR D6R XL CRAWLER TRACTOR 5LN03000 Jul - 2007 USA-TX 110,000 USD

    SU/dozer, A/C cab, diff steering, MS ripper

    2001 CATERPILLAR D6R LGP CRAWLER TRACTOR 9PN01000 Apr - 2007 USA-MO 102,500 USD

    S/dozer, cab

    2001 CATERPILLAR D6R XL CRAWLER TRACTOR CAT00D6RK5LN03000 Jun - 2007 USA-GA 125,000 USD

    6 way dozer, A/C cab, diff steer

    2001 CATERPILLAR D6R XL CRAWLER TRACTOR CAT00D6RP5LN03000 May - 2007 USA-NY 105,000 USD

    SU/dozer w/tilt, canopy, diff steer

    2001 CATERPILLAR D6R LGP CRAWLER TRACTOR CAT00DRL9PN01000 May - 2007 USA-FL 100,000 USD

    S/dozer, A/C diff steer

    2000 CATERPILLAR D6R XL CRAWLER TRACTOR 5LN00000 Jul - 2007 USA-TX 107,500 USD

    SU/dozer w/tilt, A/C cab, MS ripper, diff steering

    2000 CATERPILLAR D6R XL CRAWLER TRACTOR 5LN02000 Jul - 2007 USA-TX 90,000 USD

    S/dozer w/tilt, A/C cab, diff steer

    2000 CATERPILLAR D6R XL CRAWLER TRACTOR 9BM00000 Jul - 2007 USA-TX 112,500 USD

    S/dozer w/tilt, A/C cab, diff steering, Allied W6G winch w/fair leads

    2000 CATERPILLAR D6R LGP CRAWLER TRACTOR 9PN01000 Aug - 2007 USA-OH 65,000 USD

    S/dozer w/tilt, canopy, diff steer

    2000 CATERPILLAR D6R LGP CRAWLER TRACTOR 9PN01000 May - 2007 USA-TX 105,000 USD

    S/dozer w/tilt, A/C cab, winch
     
  8. zhkent

    zhkent Senior Member

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    The other equipment seemed reasonable.
    One contractor had brought in 50 or so pieces and they were all very well kept.
    A rops canopy D8N sold right ahead of the 8K and it went for 80,000, which seemed about right.
    There was another D8K there that was a scraper pusher. No blade or hydraulics and it went for 100,000.
    Other than the two D8K's things sold a bit high, but a lot of the equipment was in above average condition.
     
  9. Diagonal Brace

    Diagonal Brace Well-Known Member

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    What did they sell for new? Unbelievable.
     
  10. DPete

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    I've got two, 77V17604 and 77V18843 will take $150K each. (kidding) probably could'nt get $150K for the pair
     
  11. Dozer575

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    I hope the people in marketing at Caterpillar, where there to witness people willing to grab up almost 30 year old tractors for such high prices. So why would someone spend that kinda dough on an old D8K when they could buy a fairly newer D8R?

    Maybe Bill or Paul are collecting old Cats now.
     
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    One of the local contractors had a D8K at RB auction 3 months ago the machine sold dirt cheap. It sold far cheaper than the owner was asking for it as a private sale. The old Cat was in fairly good shape they just didn't use it anymore. I think the machine was a 1969 but as I said it was in decent shape it sat for a few years.
     
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    I would not have thought it was sold to the uk for that sort of money,over here a good price for a D8K would possibly be $70000.

    Neil
     
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    Neil D Well-Known Member

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    Hi ZHKent

    just to add that if you want an erops for your 9G, Kenco do one for $6405 plus taxes-a lot cheaper than buying another tractor!

    Neil
     
  15. Tn Bulldog

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    a friend of the family who we bided a lot of jobs together with had 2 D8K's w/cab & air to push 4)TS14 Terex pans with



    When they updated the "PUSH" Cats to D9R's & other equipment a few years ago they had an auction


    The 2 D8K's sold for $45k & $55k & that was w/ new undercarriage on both machines & new cutting edges on blades



    $220k sounds like what someone else said ya could buy a CAT certified rebuild machine @ that cost sounds like 2 bidders wanted that machine BAD :eek:






    Later yall


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  16. T_S_S

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    Last Ritchie bros auction here a 98 hitachi ex750-5 with 5000hrs, new paint, and trust me this machine was a nice one , went for $70,000 cdn! What a deal, but on the contrary a 2006 d9t with 600 hrs i believe in Quebec went for $500k. That was an expensive d8k.
     
  17. tctractors

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    The Blue Boy.

    Around 1995/6 I attended an Auction (Don Fords, Stafford) with the orders to buy the " BLUE BOY " the last D8K sold, the first jobs to do on it was sort the heads and remove the engine to fix the usual knackerd engine mount (the one by the H/pump) we took the bidding upto £46,000 (I was told to buy it " WHAT EVER ") but my heart was pumping like an Elephants as I new it was way over the top cash-wise and it was sold????? for £46,500 to Biffa Waste, we bought the last D8K in the sale for a cracking price of £21,200 which I did a full rebuild to it, (most TAX efficient) I would love to know who paid this top price for a near 30 year old banger, if it was bought for the U.K. I can only think of 2 people that would have this sort of steam behind them to pay out big style
    tctractors
     
  18. Nelowboy1

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    Hi all,
    Stumbled on the forum after many internet searches on an unrelated topic. Had to register after reading the thread on the D8 K that sold high. I worked for the company here in Omaha, Ne that sold the D8 K at K.C. I was the hoe operator and heavy hauler for them for the last 3 yrs.

    The machine was purchased in 2005 from a small grading company in Iowa. It was totally trashed. It had obviously worked in the aggregate quarries for a period of time and had a crude set of tree sweeps fabricated as it must of done some tree clearing. It was used sparingly in '05 and the spring of '06 when it was time for a complete rebuild.

    The entire machine was disassembeld and rebuilt. The only thing on the track assemblies that were reused were the grousers, everything else was replaced or rebuilt. The hard nose, pans and hoods were replaced with salvaged items of remans. The factory cab was gutted and instead of redoing the factory a/c and new Red Dot unit was installed. Everything else was replaced or reconditioned. NMC completely went through the rearend and also provided the rebuilt transmission and engine. All assembly was handled by our one heavy equipment mechanic and one helper.

    I don't know the exact amount, but I had heard that well over $100,000 was spent on the rebuild not including the original purchase price.

    When the company decided to sell all of their grading equipment I hauled everything to K.C. The Ritchie Bros. reps. were impressed with the equipment, but never thought that it would go out of the ballpark.

    I took a new position with another company 2 days before the auction. When I talked to the owner a couple of weeks later about how the auction went he told me how well the 2 D8's did. (They also owned the pushcat.) Nobody imagined they would do that well. There were some companies in town who were interested, knowing who had done the work, but none interested at those prices.

    Anyway, just wanted to let you know some of the background. Be happy to answer any questions if I can
     
  19. Countryboy

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    Welcome to HEF Nelowboy1! :drinkup
     
  20. dev

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    Have to D8K for sale good shape $51,000 have more info and pics contact Paul at dev44@shaw.ca