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Dozers from way back

Discussion in 'Old Iron!' started by RDG, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. Birken Vogt

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    New grousers welded on
     

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  3. mitch504

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    Looks like she could still do some work, wonder how long she's been sitting?
     
  4. Birken Vogt

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    I don't really know, 10-20 years maybe, the seat is in good shape and there is not the expected carpet of pine needles on the deck, there is a grease gun and a can of brake cleaner laying there like somebody had high hopes, but the pony is kind of opened up so who knows what it would take.
     
  5. old-iron-habit

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    I was trying to determine the year of the D8. I believe that serial number you posted is not for the actual machine. My serial number book does not have any number like that. I'm thinking it may be the rear mount Cable Control Unit number as they also had a serial number located usually on the left upper side. The sheet metal looks like it might be that. The machine serial number would be on the back on the left side of the transmission case about half way down. If the plate is scraped off you can normally see the rivets and a little paint removal will normally reveal the serial number as it is also stamped into the case. The Cable Control Unit may cover it on some model. The serial number is also on the left side of the engine block near the operators end.
     
  6. Birken Vogt

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    Sorry, yes that is the plate for the CCU. I did not attempt to dig for the actual machine SN, I will try to remember when I go back there to look for that.