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Wheel-dozers

Discussion in 'Other Earthmoving Equipment' started by Bellboy, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. BigIron25

    BigIron25 Well-Known Member

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    haha that post was in reference to the tiger 690D
     
  2. footloose1952

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    Does any one have photos of any Bell Bros equipment who operated in Western Australia until the mid 70's. I worked as a Grease Monkey and had great joy in driving a lot of the machines into and out of the workshop, they had two large Hough Wheel Dozers, a large fleet of Cat and IH Scrapers of all sizes, soil compresion machines, and I actually operated a Large Knuckle type machine that had two large spiked rollers and joined in the middle like a universal joint, One engine at either end. All machines were painted Red & White, and the reason I want to see photos now, is I want to repaint a couple of diecast models to replicate them. My memory as to how they were exactly painted, is somewhat vague now..
    Thanks Peter from WA
     
  3. Clawed Backster

    Clawed Backster Senior Member

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    I have a couple of pics, and a video of my old Michigan wheel dozer in action in the "old iron" section of this site.
     
  4. Bellboy

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    Haven't been here in a while, but during my absense I ran a Cat 814B (During school holidays). its a really spiffy piece of equipment, for its age.
     
  5. saleh m.alyahya

    saleh m.alyahya New Member

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    what engine is this unit equipped with?
     
  6. Aussie John

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    I have worked at a couple of hard-rock minesites where we were for-ever replacing blade skid plates and cutting edges on our Cat 825 dozers. These were used for clean-up on the haulroads and around the shovels. To solve this and to save money on GET, we removed the sole plates and fitted a couple of D9N double flange rollers to carry the blade. These gave a great life and saved a lot of heart-ache in the shop. If anyone wants more info, let me know. Probably not as effective on larger RT dozers such as 854s though due to the heavier blade or on coal stockplies withloose material but worked a treat for us. Even modified new machines before they went to work.

    Regards,
    John
     
  7. Harry

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    Oh ya the old michigan at the AV cell mill. Did some millwriting at that mill.
     
  8. RDG

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    Thats a cool idea using D9 rollers, bit of OZ/KIWI ingenuity in there somewhere.
     
  9. Madmark73

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    New 854 in 2006
     

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  10. shellabear

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    hi footloose i was also a grease monkey at bell bros in those good old days 1976 to 1989 with all the old machines. did you get the paint scheme? give us an email if you like.
     
  11. 1-5-3-6-2-4

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    We've got 4 Cat 854 Tiger RTD on site. They are strictly mobile clean up. the oldest one has 88,000 hours.
     
  12. lpnt65

    lpnt65 Well-Known Member

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    TEREX 300 Original post was by Dug Overburden 2009 I know this is a late addition to your post ,however i did see one at a show in Queensland Australia being demonstrated, it made lotsa noise but didn't shift much dirt.General comment was it was pretty color,However having made that comment I consider it was demonstrated in incorrect site, i am sure if it had been working on a tiphead may have been another story , A Michigan Would have eaten it before breakfast in any situation, only it would not have been that pretty Green
     
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  13. herve70

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    plans or manuels paydozer d500

    Hello
    I'm looking plans or manuals hough paydozer of 500 like it
    this to make a model
    Thank you
     
  14. RayF

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    Back in the days of G Martinich.:D