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Some random work pictures.

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by Lee-online, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. Greasypin

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    this may is a shot in the dark but i worked for a farm that had a tractor that would viberate the hell out of the cab at higher speeds had different tires put on and never did it again
     
  2. Lee-online

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    Yes, the trans was sent back to England for disassembly and inspection. Cat thinks it is the gears because they just changed suppliers before this machine was built.

    We took this machine back and gave the customer another brand new one. This one went into our rental fleet.
     
  3. Lee-online

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    Here is what i am working on now, actually two of them. one is apart and waiting on parts and i am taking the other apart.

    The brakes don't hold and a clutch pack is worn and slipping.

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    I am also working on an E110B. I pulled the fuel tank because it is full of rust and keeps plugging the fuel filter. Sent it out to get coated.
    I am also resealing the swivel, I will try to take a few pics of that because alot of people have this issues and it may help them.
     
  4. Lee-online

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    CT660 stopped at the shop for a while so customers could check it out.

    This one was at the expo with a dump body on it but the body is now on a truck that was sold. This truck is on its way back to Cat to be disposed of because it is not exactly how the production truck are.
     

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  5. RCTech9

    RCTech9 Well-Known Member

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    Thats a Pretty Sweet Truck!!! I saw it myself at Conexpo! Are they available for purchase yet?
     
  6. dirty4fun

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    I have a great place for them to dispose of that truck. It won't bother me if it is different than the new production, I sure could suffer while driving it, or I men get rid of it for them.
     
  7. Andre Grondin

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    HI !

    I never understood that move from CAT , they stop manufacturing motors for highway trucks , then they built a highway truck !
    I'm sure there is a valid reason but I did not figure it out yet .
     
  8. rare ss

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    rumer they will be running german MAN engines in the new ones

    they havent sold well at all down here, moreso in the west as most of our prime movers are running upwards of 95t GCM for tri-road train work they were only rated at 70t GCM when they were released i think they sqeezed them up to 90t now but noone wants to touch them, i did see a brand new one set up as a tipper broken down on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere but!
     
  9. steve loving

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    Is the acess code for the older cat 312/315 b/c excavators oe323a. Thanks beforehand and i enjoy your work pictures Steve
     
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  10. stinkycat

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    On one of the posts from Lee it showed piece of equipment from Walsh Construction which is a Chicago company.
     
  11. Lee-online

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    OE323A for B and FFF2 for C. newer machines are starting to use the last four of the serial number.
     
  12. Lee-online

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    Just started back on the 775 last week. The customer finally decided what route they wanted to take with it.


    Removed the engine and torque to get rebuilt
    775e no engine.jpg


    Lowered bed so we could continue working on it.
    775e side view.jpg


    Both sets of hole need bored along with some other welding work.
    775e bed pin.jpg
     
  13. Lee-online

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    963D had fuel issues. Found debris in the tank and could not get it clean. Replaced the tank with a new one.

    Kinda a pain. Flip the cab, remove the pump stacks and pull out the tank.


    Looking down at the new tank.
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    Pump stack removed. Put a new lip seal in while it was out.
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  14. Lee-online

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    I just started on this 970F this afternoon.
    Axle was overfilling. Brakes leak into axle.

    Pulled and drained, found big brass chunks and metal grindings. Only brass is in the spiders in the diff.

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    One side was totally worn out. It made a metal paste that wore the bearings
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    The thrust shims on the spiders broke.
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    Machine has 30K hours so it is time to rebearing/reseal the axle. Put in another long day so i could get the parts ordered.
     
  15. dirty4fun

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    More great pictures and thanks for telling us what it is you are working on. I sure enjoy everything you take time to share with us.
     
  16. 2004F550

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    Yeah we had to do the same to our 966F's with in the past year, nice pics and work
     
  17. Lee-online

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    Still busy, just haven't taken any pics lately.

    I am working on a 572R pipelayer at the moment and then have brakes to do on a 980G but then, I get to work on this......

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    I rebuilt 5 of them a few years ago and it looks like they are starting the SLEP program again.
     
  18. rare ss

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    what is it?

    I cant see anything :)
     
  19. steve loving

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    Lee knew a guy that did all the military stuff at a cat dealer it was amasing how far they went with some of the rebuilds. I often thought they could have bought new on some of it and been cheaper. Do the differnt dealerships have to bid on the rebuilds against each other? Thanks for the pics Steve
     
  20. Lee-online

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    To do the work for the .gov the dealer has to be compliant in a lot of different things. Most are policies and performed by the office staff.

    The contract is between the military and Caterpillar. We deal directly with Cat and treat them as though they are the customers. Cat sends us a parts kit for the entire machine, the hours they will pay and the pay scale they will pay. Everything gets documented and a military inspector will inspect it and sign off when it is done.

    Now, we always find things above and beyond what is required and those need documented and all the forms filled out for approval. This additional work is billed at our standard rate and we order the parts so we make the money on that.

    The last 621's were about $50k to rebuild and then an additional $50K in additional repairs.

    The last contract was to rebuild and replace every electrical part, every hose, every seal or gasket and to disassemble and inspect all components. After it was done, the machine was painted. I dont know how the contract changed but i assume it is going to be similar.