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old d4 trackloader parts

Discussion in 'Track Loaders' started by foley, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. foley

    foley Member

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    i have an old d4 cat trackloader that i drug out of the weeds and found out that the engine was stuck drained the oil through the inspection port found alot of antifreeze and then pulled the head i have 1 cracked liner and one other that i think is pretty rust pitted i was looking for a good supplier for aftermarket parts this thing is in pretty bad shape so i dont want to spend much moneyif possible i am an experienced diesel mechanic so the overhaul doesnt scare me its the price of oem cat parts
    i have been told that this machine is around a 1952 its got a 7u serial no on an id plate on the block any information would be helpful
     

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  2. spitzair

    spitzair Senior Member

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    I've never seen an old D4 configured with that style of loader... Looks to me like you found a real rare one... When I needed some parts for my 9U D6 I dealt with Ed Miller in Spokane, Wa, he had everything under the sun for an old cat and was very reasonably priced! It's been some time since I dealt with him and have unfortunately lost his contact info but I'm sure somebody on here would have it. Sorry I can't be of any more help. Good luck and have fun with the project!
     
  3. foley

    foley Member

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    progress kindof

    i got it torn apart it sounds like i can get aftermarket parts for this old girl but they are still not cheap sleeve and piston $175 rod bearings $27 i said that if i could get thisthing goin for $1500 +- i would fix it but i dont know if that is possible until i get the engine all the way apart i cont inframe oh because the loader crossmember is under the oil pan:Banghead great engineering but sometime i will see if its salvagable or if its for sale:beatsme
     
  4. sgonyo

    sgonyo New Member

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    You may want to check on the Antique Caterpillar (AMOCO) site for a used engine, 7U series D4s were very popular. The loader is an aftermarket attachment. Do you know who manufactored it? I have 2 - HT4 loaders which are a D4 with a Trackson loader attachment.
     
  5. stumpjumper83

    stumpjumper83 Senior Member

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    1 + for amoco, alot of people with even more info over there.
     
  6. ianoz

    ianoz Senior Member

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    Hi ,There is also another cat forum Antque caterpillar machinery enthusiats that is very good also.ian.
     
  7. Komatsu 150

    Komatsu 150 Senior Member

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