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Cat 951-C in my sights

Discussion in 'Track Loaders' started by Nitelite, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. Pony

    Pony Active Member

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    Hi Nitelite, just read the entire thread over a week or so.
    You certainly are an inspiration and the best of luck to you.
    Two things that I thought you would find interesting.
    1. I saw a 6x6 truck advertised for sale over here in Australia the other day and the photos and specs were identical to yours. They were ONLY asking $50k as well, but I suppose it is supply and demand, there wouldn't be much of a supply over here.
    2. Amongst other machines I have a JCB backhoe, a few days ago I had the exact same symptoms with the crowd rams. I kept working it an 1/2 hr later one of the seals blew out and oil was shooting out like a garden hose. One of the rams had a slight weep previously but that was all. So be extra careful with people and objects around the 955 til you get the seals done.
    Again I enjoyed the read and I hope your arm fully heals up quickly from now on.
    Thanks Brett
     
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  2. jSCULLy

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    did you even reinstall a kitchen countertop?
     
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  3. Nitelite

    Nitelite Senior Member

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    The arm has mostly healed, still gets sore with prolonged use. I have been giving the 951 a workout lately. That old machine is really tough and has been virtually trouble free since the engine overhaul and new track chains and sprockets. Worst task is using the grease gun on all of those many fittings. The machine has paid its way out many times over. I will be pushing up brush piles tomorrow for burning.

    I can't report on any repairs because there havn't been any break downs. Not on the D4 or the 951. My tools are rusting, and that is no bad thing.
     
  4. kshansen

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    Nitelite,

    Glad to hear the machines are going strong! Doing the repairs right sure makes them last, a long with taking care of them after the repairs.
     
  5. bccat

    bccat Well-Known Member

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    Hi, Nitelight, get yourself a battery powered grease gun, it will be a godsend for your arm
     
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  6. DMiller

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    Glad to hear you are back in Bidness!! and working the loader and dozer hard!!
     
  7. Nitelite

    Nitelite Senior Member

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    bccat, I use a air powered grease gun. My son uses a battery powered gun. The big difference is getting out the air hose and firing up the compressor. I just need to park within hose distance of the machines. I just might consider the battery powered gun next time I see them on sale.

    Good to hear from you kshansen.
     
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  8. nicky 68a

    nicky 68a Senior Member

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    Nice to check in on your post Nitelite and glad the arm seems to be getting better
     
  9. Nitelite

    Nitelite Senior Member

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    Good to hear from you nicky, it has been awhile but I guess, from dirt we came and to dirt we will return. Dirt work just seems to get into your blood!
     
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  10. nicky 68a

    nicky 68a Senior Member

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    Indeed sir.
    None of us are in any hurry though
     
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  11. bailey123

    bailey123 New Member

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    I was following his post also. I am planning to have a kitchen remodel also. Do you know a good store for kitchen countertops? Any advice too for kitchen remodelling ideas?
     
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  12. jSCULLy

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    Good luck on your kitchen remodel bro. Try to have a quartzite. You'll definitely be going to love that countertop. If you're looking for a store nearby and their other info's, you should check quartzite countertop cost. You can also check for their address and all other contact information there. Hope this helps!
     
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  13. bailey123

    bailey123 New Member

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    Hey, I'll surely check their website later after work. thanks!
     
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