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Re: D2 Caterpillar with a six way blade?

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Billy NY

04-07-2014 10:05:36

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Thats the one, I remember when he was building it, impressive work, not overly complicated but still, it looked very well designed and built, I have not participated over there, acmoc, in quite some time, you must have been at one of the gatherings, sounds like a lot of fun. Sometimes its hard to remember all this, what is seen on these forums, but things like this stand out though, when having an interest in this old iron. His was a old tractor with a modern custom built blade, hopefully on a longer track frame to balance better, didn't he also have a 3pt hitch or something nicely done on the back of one of these ? I remember the D8 H.O./McCoy, twin stack he built, and the truck/trailer too, fun to see what people build, restore etc.

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04-07-2014 10:55:42

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 Re: D2 Caterpillar with a six way blade? in reply to Billy NY, 04-07-2014 10:05:36  

Yep--Mike likes to build things! He added a 5th roller to the track frames, increased the HP, and added hydraulics to the rear as he pulls a scraper with it.
These pics are from ACME spring fling out in Kansas
Been trying to get them to hold the fling one year in Ma.--check out there skills on a mountain with big trees and rocks!!!

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Billy NY

04-07-2014 11:57:54

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 Re: D2 Caterpillar with a six way blade? in reply to dpendzic, 04-07-2014 10:55:42  
Yes, definitely different conditions, I do not like running a crawler in the local mountains, can be mud, muck and mire, hard/dry, huge rocks, trees to avoid, extremely hard digging and running conditions if you have to drop your blade into the dirt. I worked for a friend who did a lot of work in the mountains west of the berkshires, not fun at all no matter what weather we had, big round boulders was far better to get back to the rolling hills, smaller rocks, no flatlanders around here per say LOL ! I remember this now annual event when it first started, time flies. I have learned that some are deceased, like GWH, sure seem like a nice group of people who like old iron!

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