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CAT D6C Tilt Cylinder

Discussion in 'Dozers' started by 1974FJ, Dec 7, 2022.

  1. 1974FJ

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    Ive got a D6C that the previous owner swapped out the straight blade with tilt to an angled blade but did not have a tilt cylinder for it. my machine has the plumbing and pedal for hydraulic tilt but no cylinder.

    i have researched this a good bit trying to locate a cylinder that will work. the angle blade i have has the manual adujtable tilt arms with the ball and cap style ends. i see many photos of these hydraulic cylinders with the same ends.

    if you research tilt cylinder for D6C youll find #2J1402. however, i believe this works with the straight blade connection style. in my manual i see 7J3171 and 7J3172 for dual tilt cylidners. these appear to look right but i cannot locate any of these.

    below i have photos of my adjustable arms and another photo of a machine with tilt cylinder. 1976caterpillard6cwidget-33.jpg 3.jpg
    Any thoughts?
     
  2. 1974FJ

    1974FJ Member

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    Here is the commonly found 2J1402. i can buy this today for $1,500 but it will require modifiction to the attachment to the blade and/or to the cylinder ends.

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  3. 1974FJ

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    Here is the cylinder that looks like a bolt in replacement to the manual adjustment setup i have now.

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  4. MattR

    MattR Well-Known Member

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    By chance are you the fellow that just contacted me off of eBay about a blade I have for sale?
     
  5. 1974FJ

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    Thats me! im looking for the cylinders.
     
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    That blade is off of d7g. Not sure if that would be the info you're looking for off of that. When I get to the the blades next I will try to remember to look for you. But hey you can always buy a complete angle Blade with tilt for a d6c for me. The only catch is that comes with a dozer also!
     
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    .RC.
    Yup, thats it. but what cylinders are they? where can i find them?
     
  9. Nige

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    Is the attached of any help.?
    It appears there are three possible tilt cylinder Part Numbers and of those 9T-2797 is the latest version, having replaced 1U-3495 and 7J-3171/7J-3172. The later cylinder Part Numbers are not specific LH/RH like the earlier ones. Rotating the head 180-deg changes a LH cylinder to a RH and vice versa.
    I found it under a 44E-prefix 6A Bulldozer Arrgt. 2 cylinders plus a 2P-6054 Lines Gp.
     

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  10. 1974FJ

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    Very Helpful. ive done a quick search online and dont see any forsale.
    I have a request into Portland Tractor Inc. beyond that im not sure where else to locate one or two....

    Any thoughts?
     
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