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Old 12-23-2005, 11:45 AM
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Is an old Cat concidered lugs and cleats? Just curious?

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Old 12-23-2005, 12:08 PM
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of COURSE it is, to ME anyway. I LOVE the old cats
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Is an old Cat concidered lugs and cleats? Just curious?
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Old 12-23-2005, 04:42 PM
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A friend of ours restored and owns a Cat 60. Very nice piece of equipment. Has fully enclosed snowplow cab on it to boot.

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Hi i just painted a cat 60 for a friend of mine he has rebuilt it from ground up. I would love to see a pic of your friends cat 60 Robbert. Cam
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Cam:

I will have a look and see if I can find a photo of it. My friend rebuilt the cab from the ground up, and did a grand job of it. I have to admit that a Cat 60 at an idle, lumbering around the show grounds is as impressive as prairie tractor.

It may take me awhile to locate that photo but will try over the holidays.

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I cant wate till we get it back on its feet and hear it under load. I am going to poast a pic when its done.
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Thanks fellas. Mine is a 1929 Model 30. It is currently in storage, so I don't have any pics. I've heard of a fellow in California that recasts manifolds, but I can't seem to track him down. If anyone might have some ideas I'd sure appreciate it.

Thanks again!

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Paul,
I hope you don't mind me posting a few of my Cat pictures? The late Max Tyler and I went back to the early 1950s. I always liked the Tyler's steam engines, but Max became a real Cat afficinado in his later years. I think I can attribute all of these photos from my gallery to him. The first shows his 60 Best Tracklayer and 75 Holt Caterpillar. If I remember, they were both 1918 tractors and obviously, Best figured out before Holt that the front wheel wasn't necessarily necessary? The second shows Max setting on a Cat, with some others in the background. It should show his 65 hp Cat diesel and his Cat 60. He owned over 50 "crawler" type tractors at his Moore, Montana farm. The third shows a picture he sent me to copy of a 120 Holt, 6cylinder. The way I remember it, they were contracted in 1915 or 16 by Austria and were not shipped, due to WWI. The last shows a 75 Holt belonging to a friend of his, I don't recall, in Oregon.
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WOW, Those old cat photo's are great. Paul, if you can hear me, I have been repairing rotten - broken manifolds for three years now, and the first few I did are still holding up. I have welded manifolds that were in two or three pieces, have fixed golf ball sized holes, and can sew up large cracks that have an 1/8" of daylight showing through them. Contact me and I can even send pic's of LA & 22-40 Case manifolds I just finished. This is a spray transfer nickle procedure that is fairly economical and reliable. Tony (507) 448-3749
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More pictures...
The first was copied from Lloyd Fagerlan's picture of a 75 Holt onetime used by the Missoula, Montana Street Department.

The next picture is of Carl Kirsch's 25 Best and 45 Holt, courtesy of the late Mort Christensen.

The third picture, I took at the Mehmke farm about 15 years ago, when they did their farm work with D-9 and D-8 Caterpillers. I just happened to catch some of them back at the shop for servicing. About half of them were in this picture. The old D-7 at the end was a dozer Cat for around the buildings.
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Another interesting "Cat" picture. Highway 87 was being rebuilt past the Mehmke Museum, near Great Falls, Montana several years ago. It rained a couple of inches and the crews couldn't work for a couple of days, so Carl Mehmke called his son's father in-law, Bob Ryffel and asked him to bring out his little L Cletrac for some pictures with a D-10 Caterpillar that was parked on the edge of the museum grounds. Those two "high drivers" look quite well together. It shows that some things that are "new" really aren't?
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Reeves highwheeler,

Thanks for the pictures. I just can't get tired of looking at working old iron. Sure hope you keep them coming.

Tony,

I've been away on business, but I'm hoping to correspond with you about your work. Thanks much for the shout out. I'll get in touch with you when things slow down a little bit.

Paul
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Since we're talking about Cats here, I just aquired a D-4 with 7' blade. The serial number is 2T411 on the frame and the engine block. From what I can find out on the net, this CAT was built in early 1943. It does have a coat of OD green on top of the primer and at some point has been painted CAT yellow. I gotta guess that this CAT went to the military during WW2. Can anyone please tell me how I can find out who this cat was issued to.

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Dear Paul I saw your post about a manifold for your Cat 30. I far as I know no one is reproducing the 30 manifold at this time. The man in Calif. is offering a new manifold for the Best 60 and very early Caterpillar 60 [1925-1926] after that the design was changed and that later style was reproduced 15 years ago by George Logue in PA. It has been said that Georges manifold got at least 50 Cat 60's around the world up and running. I think you should go to someone like Tony and get it welded up. I have seen many successful welding jobs done over the years. You may also contact the Antique Caterpillar Owners Club for help. Their site is at www.ACMOC.org Ed B
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If you would like to see some recent photos of some Holts, Go to the following Stackers site and Show reports and 2010 reports than WI-Cat photos. It was Chapter $ of ACMOC fall picnic at Bob Stewart's place.
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Thank you Ed,

I have long since forgotten about this thread and Tony's manifold abilities. Married with 2 daughters and a huge house project later and it resurfaces. I haven't pulled a wrench on old iron in so long I forget what bloody knuckles feel like.

Thank you for the information on the manifolds. A good friend of mine found another '30 manifold that should be a better start than my original. I plan on pressure testing it and going from there.

Tony,

Are you still in the manifold business? How do those manifolds look now 5 years later?

Thank you,

Paul

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Dear Paul I saw your post about a manifold for your Cat 30. I far as I know no one is reproducing the 30 manifold at this time. The man in Calif. is offering a new manifold for the Best 60 and very early Caterpillar 60 [1925-1926] after that the design was changed and that later style was reproduced 15 years ago by George Logue in PA. It has been said that Georges manifold got at least 50 Cat 60's around the world up and running. I think you should go to someone like Tony and get it welded up. I have seen many successful welding jobs done over the years. You may also contact the Antique Caterpillar Owners Club for help. Their site is at www.ACMOC.org Ed B
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