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pics of the used and forgotten

Discussion in 'Old Iron!' started by mag6000, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. Countryboy

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    The pic of the JD tractor is great. :drinkup

    Any more vintage farm equipment?
     
  2. iceberg210

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    That Allis after the Hough looks like a pretty good machine if it weren't for the missing cylinders. Where is it located do you know?
     
  3. Buckethead

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    I love those old DW-21s! Cable controls, stick shift, pony motor, makes me appreciate what we have today.
     
  4. wrenchbender

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    Yeah I hear ya, one of my customers had an old D6 with pony start. Only problem was he could never start the pony. So I rigged him an eletric starter for the pony. But then he would forget to charge the battery and I would still have to go out and start it for him. Sure was glad when he traded that one off.
     
  5. Buckethead

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    Those old machines were very good machines. My father moved a lot of dirt with DW21s just like that one. Nothing wrong with them at all, they just did not have modern conveniences we now take for granted. Was the old D6 direct drive? If it is, if you have another machine already running you can push it to start.
     
  6. wrenchbender

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    Oh yes it was DD I even took my 1 ton wrecker and ran the cable under the blade so it would lift the blade as I pull started it a few times. The guy was an Airline Pilot and when he was in town he would drive ya nuts. Once you would get him running he'd call in a couple hours cause he got stuck now. I know it's money anyway but I kinda like to be productive and not just spinning my wheels.
     
  7. surfer-joe

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    I started out on S7 Eucs, went to D-pull Wabcos and LeTourneau's, then got onto Cat DW20's, MRS 110's, and TS24's in the Seabees. Got a ride on a Cat or International pulling either a cable or hydraulic scraper once in a while. Back out of the service I ran TS14's in Texas and then my 1st real love again, TS24's outside of Denver. Pound for pound I enjoyed operating a 24 more than any other scraper before or since. Powerful, fast, easy to load and dump, they were great! But life moves on, Cat 613's, International 295's and 495's, AC 260's, 261's, and 460's, then Wabco 222's, then the big time, Cat 651B's and Euc TS32's in Wyoming. Since then Cat 641B's, 627's, 623's, 637's, 631D's, 615's, and 651E's, a 660A and a 666B.

    The DW20, or Twenty-wagon we called it, was a real hand full. Hard to start (pony engine), very stiff five-speed manual transmission with a hard clutch, cable controls, and it was a four-wheel tractor, not an overhung model. The damn thing nearly killed me once and I know other operators that jumped off the derned thing when it got out of control. It was a bad bouncer on rough haul roads and the bowl lift cable would hang up under the cable control lever right at the cable drum at the back of the tractor. Once it got tight, it would kill the engine or snap the cable. I hated that thing. So this picture of one is truly where the darn thing belongs. 20's and 21's did carry a lot of muck during the late fifties and early sixties building freeways and missle silos around America though.
     
  8. jazak

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    Very COOL pics!!! :thumbsup

    Always neat to see the old equipment, especially like that. Its almost like going back in time.
     
  9. mag6000

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    A few more for today. A beautiful GMC truck with end dump out in the Nevada desert taken in '02. Anyone got a year on this truck? An ancient grader. I've forgotten the manufacturer's name on this one also taken in '02. And a very well preserved D8. I snapped this picture in 1984 while stationed at Great Lakes Il.
     

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    I'll take a stab and say that grader is a Galion, as I've seen a nearly identical unit parked outside a city works department (it's painted up and on display of course). I'm sure somebody will correct me though, heh heh. :)
     
  11. RonG

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    I would say early to mid forties on the GMC,it appears to have a crank out windshield.I think it would be hard to nail down the exact year because things didn't change much during the war years.Their bodies started changing in `46 or`47 as I recall.Ron G
     
  12. Deas Plant

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    A Rare Bird

    Hi, Mag6000.
    You have a photo of a sorta rare bird there in that old D8. Unless I miss my guess, it is what was called a 'Hi-Power' D8, 2U series. They had some modifications to the engine including split exhaust manifolds and twin exhaust stacks close together as you can see on that beast. It was one of about 4 variations, from various sources, all aimed at making the base machine a better push-tractor for loading scrapers. These variations were fitted mostly to 2U and 13A series tractors and some early 14A series tractors but the introduction of the 15A series D8 with torque converter made them pretty much redundant.

    Here are some photos of some of the variants:
     

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    WOW. I missed a day or two and look at all the goodies added to the thread.
    I do not know what brand grader is underneath all that gear, but it it used to make roadmix asphalt. The center attachment is a mixing drum, similar to a reclaimer and it has a hose hookup to a oil truck, which pumps the oil into the mixing chamber and blends it into the native soil mix to create roadmix, also known as desert mix asphalt. Many of the dsert roads used to be paved in this manner.

    As far as the equipment being left where it is, most of the mines that go broke do not have the means to move out the equipment when it is finished, and most of it is run till it will not go anymore, due to a lack of money to repair it. When the mine goes broke, it is all abandoned.
    Modern mines have to post a bond to insure the site gets cleaned up, but that did not apply many years ago.
     
  14. mag6000

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    Deas Plant, Thanks for the info on that D8. I never noticed the twin pipes in the picture before. Neat stuff!
    The next bunch of pics are working older equipment taken in 1984. They could be "used and forgotten" by now.

    Here are more from Great Lakes Il., 1984. If I remember correctly, this was an airport expansion project.
     

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  15. mag6000

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    And some more,
     

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    Now those are some BEASTY looking tractors pulling the pans.

    And thanks DeasPlant, I didn't even notice the twin stacks on the D8Cat in that last set of pics.
     
  17. mag6000

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    Here are some pics from 1987. This is the Yeager Construction Co. sculpting Little Mountain in San Bernardino, Ca. for a shopping center and housing tract. The pics are not the best. I took them from a long distance with a telefoto lens from the next ridge over.
     

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  18. mag6000

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    And some more...
     

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    How about a few more.
     

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    Last two.
     

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