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Crawlers I photo'd recently.

Discussion in 'Old Iron!' started by Truck Shop, Apr 24, 2022.

  1. Truck Shop

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    Where did you spot those ?
     
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    Crawlers like those are laying everywhere around here.
     
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    I wish they were here.
     
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    Cat sold more D4, 5, 6 crawlers here than anywhere, International too. Wheat farms around here could
    have had as many as five or six depending on how much ground they farmed. Because of the steep
    hill sides and the need to not pack the ground wheel tractors were only good on the flats. When rubber
    band machines like Cat Challenger came along many of these just got parked behind the barn. But there
    are a lot of farms that still use D6's because the simple fact it's just extremely reliable.
     
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    You should get out of trucks and start rebuilding those dozers;)
     
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    No market for them anymore or it's very thin. Plus it's a little late in my broken down
    health to start something like that. But the shop I work in was originally a crawler
    shop. The rail road rails are still in the floor to run the tracks on and you can see
    where the jib crane was from the cut off bolts in the floor.
     
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    I thought old was a state of mind.:D
     
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    My mind says no.
     
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    The floor of that market is about $2,500 for a running machine that will move itself onto a trailer. There are some people that will pay a lot of money for an old D2 that has been restored to near new condition. Those machines sit in multi-million dollar buildings and few people get to admire them.
    The machines were built for commercial operations and have to earn their keep. Those operations no longer exist so it's time to go to the scrapper to be remade into something useful again.
     
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    Sometime in the future I plan making a video of a cat and or a combine working
    a steep hill side. Viewed from the cab. Not many have any idea just how steep
    the ground is around here that is farmed. When the leveler on the bine reaches
    max and your a little past that-things start getting pretty tight.
     
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    I’d take one of those for dragging logs and whatnot. I like keeping the old stuff around and working
     
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    Junkyard, that is EXACTLY what the Boss Lady says about me...
     
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    Junkyard? 009.JPG
     
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    I’d be all in. Be a good excuse to come visit. I know a couple guys that are really sharp on the old cat stuff. Hopefully they’d steer me right. One would probably come with me. I know Miller would
     
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    Lol I’m sure mine does too even at my tender age!
     
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    I had one these 2 tons ,overhead camshaft, hemi head, gear driven water pump, way ahead of its time. Holt design early 20’s, Hall Scott engine
     
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    That would be awesome to have. It’s amazing what they were doing back then.
     
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    Some wheel tractors I took pics of in same place as the 2 Ton. Notice the Oliver has the Hart Parr
    half of the company still displayed. And the exposed starter on the JD-D.

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