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Took this today. Correct me if I am wrong but weren't these D6's built in Scotland?

Rob

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That is a Bruiser!

Got a little semi side load action going on.

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Geeeesh! No pressure there!

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Geeeesh! No pressure there!

Naaahh! Especially when the beavertail is wet & the trailer's sitting a little si-gogglin'!

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Nothing like going up a wet ramp trailer and the damn machine turns sideways and you slide back down.

how do those blades work? I have seen them mainly in fire service and power line stuff just never seen them in action

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Nothing like going up a wet ramp trailer and the damn machine turns sideways and you slide back down.

how do those blades work? I have seen them mainly in fire service and power line stuff just never seen them in action

There are a couple of different ways to use them.

First, you can "grub" with them. This is where you actually put the cutting edge of the blade below the surface of the ground. You then basically "plow" the ground...trees & all. Some people call this a "Rome plow" due to this characteristic. This is usually done on hiway or gas line right of way...where you don't want to leave the stump.

Or, you can sharpen the hell out of it, & run it flush with the ground and "cut" with it. This shears the trees off, & leaves the stump. This is generally done on power line and reservoir jobs, where the stump doesn't matter.

The "buster" (or splitter or stinger) on the lh side is to split the tree if it's too big to shear in one pass.

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Beast.

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operating weight is approx 212k. so yeah 211 is with ripper and everything. New ones might be heavier

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undercover d7g or d6d ? been in a few spots that guarding package would have been nice :twothumbsup:

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first 8 that wasn't a farm cat that I have seen with a ridged hitch, always been winches or rippers. did a erthl model of one as a kid just like that one.

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I believe that guy with the dozer worked at my dads buddies quarry for a while with his old old D9. He was ripping blue rock before the blaster could get in there. Possibly a different guy though

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I had one of those D8-K'S 77V ser. # non spacer D342 motor it was a good machine but when u worked it hard u would have to stop an let her cool down I did everything including pullin the rad.! The International TD25-C same vintage that I had could out push an slope better with the 2- speed steering and never ran hot I thought it was a better dozer but u couldn't beat Cat's PSR and could still get any part on that machine u need

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funny you should mention the 77v getting hot, ours did the same, I was the new guy at the time so I didn't get to work with the real mechanics .any how after the in frame, rebuilt heads, recored rad. and still overheating on hard shoves. I invited myself to take a look and discovered two fan blades reversed. still didn't get to work with the cat mechanics. but they did have to credit us a bunch on that work order.

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Hello!

Does anybody have a picture or a drawing that would show a Cat dozer (preferrably D7D or D7E) from the underside? Such pics are very hard to come by. And I'm not sure I understand well how the rails around which the tracks go attach to the body of the dozer. I believe there's a spring under the hull front - how does it look like? Thanks in advance, have a nice day

Paweł

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