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I have a friend with a REALLY large, yellow dozer. Huge.

He apparently ENJOYS fooling around with it. I once picked up a bunch of new hydraulic lines, maybe fuel lines, for him at a shop in Missoula. The bill was close to $500!

He starts it up. Dozes the snow from his drive. Puts it back in it's shed. He's 80+ yet loves that thing like a kid with a Tonka toy.

THIS reminds me of him and his dozer;

https://youtu.be/bCVH7XK6ktk
 
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Hah! I can relate. If big is good, bigger is better and WAAAAY too big should be just about right!




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Oooooooohhh I so want an old D8...



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This thread sure is fueling my desire for a 1935 Caterpillar RD6. I'd get a thrill just from the starting procedure.



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This thread sure is fueling my desire for a 1935 Caterpillar RD6. I'd get a thrill just from the starting procedure.


Pony motor or bar-over?

I've always wanted a big 2 cylinder JD Diesel - R, 80, 820 or 830. You could get them with electric start but the early ones weren't very dependable and most came with a pony motor. Little 2 cylinder gas engine, start it, run it up and let it get good and hot (the exhaust ran through the diesel engine to pre-heat it) then slide the clutch in and roll that big diesel over until it fired.




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Out of curiosity, is anyone interested in following along as I bring this beast back to life?

I can update here occasionally, or save Para the bandwidth and just link to my site.

Or not, I know it's about as off-topic as they come.




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You posted this teaser, so don't leave us hanging.
 
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Status as of today.

Here ya go.




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Thanks for the update Smile

Hope that jig works well for taking the master pin out!
 
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Absolutely keep those update coming! We will live vicariously through you!


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I've already got some busted knuckles just looking at the picturesSmile. Keep us in the know.



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Updates would be enjoyable.


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This thread sure is fueling my desire for a 1935 Caterpillar RD6. I'd get a thrill just from the starting procedure.


Pony motor or bar-over?

I've always wanted a big 2 cylinder JD Diesel - R, 80, 820 or 830. You could get them with electric start but the early ones weren't very dependable and most came with a pony motor. Little 2 cylinder gas engine, start it, run it up and let it get good and hot (the exhaust ran through the diesel engine to pre-heat it) then slide the clutch in and roll that big diesel over until it fired.


Pony motor, for sure. That way you get to start the dozer before you start the dozer. Twice the anticipation for the same not-so-low price. Smile

I would love to hear a RD6 dozer grunt down on a pull at 650 RPM.

Looking forward to following your build.



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Yes, regular updates please! I'd love to see them right here in this thread, but I don't mind linking over to your website if that's easier/preferred in East Overshoe. Wink

VERY Cool project by the way....Eagerly awaiting the next update! Cool


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Today's Update

As expected, the Master Pin is fighting me. More penetrating oil and a bigger hammer... Big Grin

Also gonna try a product I just heard of: Loctite Freeze and Release. Chills the part, theoretically breaking the rust bond and letting the penetrating component wick into the part better. Given Loctite's reputation, I don't think it's snake oil. For ~ $15 a can, I damn sure hope not!




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Boy does that bring back memories, back in the late 1960's we had an old dozer on the farm. I believe it had 2 levers for steering brakes, and I think you had to push the clutch in before using the brakes.
Once my older brother tried to steer it without using the clutch and broke something. The only reason I can still recall this was how extremely upset my father was.
 
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This time, it'll work. Buy it, fix it up, sell it, make money. No, really... and have a blast!

Seems familiar. While I don't have the need for a dozer like yours, I don't have the need for a 500+ horsepower truck either. Big Grin



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This time, it'll work. Buy it, fix it up, sell it, make money. No, really... and have a blast!

Seems familiar. While I don't have the need for a dozer like yours, I don't have the need for a 500+ horsepower truck either. Big Grin


I see you understand how this works, Brother. Razz Big Grin




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Enjoying the thread like the others.

I find tools/machines I THINK I need, obsess over them for a while then buy one. Think of all the money I can make and then sell it for a profit.

Seems some of that works, except for that last “sell” part.
 
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Keep us posted on the progress. I'm also a sucker (although I use this many times per year). Mowing my 2.5 acres is much easier with the 60" deck.



 
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