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king of obsolete

11-26-2003 10:27:28

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can any one tell me more on the following grader austin western 77 serial #D1804 with the six cylinder diesel engine. thanks

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Deas Plant.

11-27-2003 12:05:02

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 Re: austin western grader in reply to king of obsolete, 11-26-2003 10:27:28  
Hi, King. I'm no expert on these critters having only operated a couple of them. One had a 4-71 GM and the other a 6 cyl. Cummins. Both were 6 WD, 6 wheel steer with the tandem drive mounted on a turntable arrangement that was controlled by huydraulic rams to steer the back end. They are not my favourite graders of all time, but they sure can push for their size. They are also a fairly robust machine. Your serial number means nothing to me as I don't have any books of model designations, years of manufacture, etc.. Austin-Western made graders in 4x2, 4x4, 6x4 and 6x6 configurations over quite a few years but I have not seen any new ones DownUnder in Australia for many years now. The 4x4 and 6x6 version were fairly popular with forestry organisations for a while for their ability to get into and out of awkward areas. Hope this helps. You have a wonderful day. Best wishes. Deas Plant.

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king of obsolete

11-27-2003 19:54:43

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 Re: Re: austin western grader in reply to Deas Plant., 11-27-2003 12:05:02  
D.P., thanks for the info, i thought if i find out more on this grader it would draw some interest in it. i have offered it to the museums around here and no one is interested, what to do, thanks, will learn more on this machine.

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