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CAT D6C10k

Discussion in 'Dozers' started by 1974FJ, Mar 21, 2022.

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  1. 1974FJ

    1974FJ Member

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    I just picked up a CAT D6C that has a c-frame style blade with no hydraulic tilt. the machine used to have a different blade with the hydraulic tilt cylinder. the hydraulic ports on my machine are currently capped.

    questions:
    1. can you mount a single hydraulic cylinder on this style blade or does it require dual tilt cylinders? see photos for examples of this style blade with dual tilt cylinders.
    2. i cant seem to locate and old takeoffs to use. where can i find one or two of these?
    3. can i source any ole cylinder for this application? large cylinder with the correct dimensions of shaft movement and body length? that ball mount at the blade end make be hard to replicate.

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  2. Metalman 55

    Metalman 55 Senior Member

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    Nice looking old D6C you have there!
    Sorry I cant answer your questions, but I had a similar D6C, only with the straight tilt blade & sold it recently. It was a great machine!
    Good luck with the new acquisition!
     
  3. 1974FJ

    1974FJ Member

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    Thanks Metalman,
    to be clear, thats not my machine. i was sharing those photos as an example of the 'c-frame' style blade and the fact that it has dual tilt function.

    here is a photo of my D6C that is without tilt cylinders.

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  4. Bluox

    Bluox Senior Member

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    Your blade does have tilt cylinders on it, they're just the armstrong type.
    Bob
     
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  5. 1974FJ

    1974FJ Member

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    Correct, and after some weekends of building some drive-ways im ready and trying to figure out switching those to hydraulic. any suggestions or answers to those questions asked in the original post?