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Cat Battery Key

Discussion in 'Dozers' started by stars&bars44, Dec 27, 2019.

  1. stars&bars44

    stars&bars44 Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know when Caterpillar started using that 2 prong battery key on its track type tractors?
     
  2. heymccall

    heymccall Senior Member

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    Long before they built my 943 track loader in 1988.
    It fits all of these
     

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  3. Steve Frazier

    Steve Frazier Founder Staff Member

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    Probably about the time the second machine was manufactured!!
     
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    stars&bars44 Well-Known Member

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    Oldest tractor we had was an early 70s D7F that had them. Buddy had a D7E that had one, and a D7 3T but I don't know if it had one.
     
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    heymccall Senior Member

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    Excerpt from above
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  6. Steve Frazier

    Steve Frazier Founder Staff Member

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    I only go back to the early 60s, ran both a 950 and 966 loader from that period that had that key.
     
  7. catman13

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    why change what works,
     
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    Because some college engineer figured out a *better* thing that should work... :)
     
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    1962 is the first year I remember, but not meaning it could have been a year or two earlier.