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Old 09-08-2011, 09:34:22 AM
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Hello All,

A Cat Sixty is one of those machines that leaves an everlasting impression on you the first time you see and hear one run. From the first time I saw one running at a show I wanted one.

I purchased this Caterpiller Sixty last week from the widow of Don Green in Northeast, Ohio. I did not know Don but from what I understand from some of his friends, he put a great deal of time and work into restoring this machine. We had it running last night and it really runs and drives nice.

I would like to get an operators manual and a parts book. Does anyone know where I can find a reprint?

Dan
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Dan,

You will need to double the size of the barn you plan to build.....

Congrats, will it pull the Advance?

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The "shop" is half finished and at 30' x 45' it is already going to be too small. Amy is in complete agreement regarding this. It will be temporary storage until the tractor shed is built next summer.

I believe the Cat will have no problem pulling the Advance around.

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Dan:

What is the serial number of the 60. Looking at the fly wheel it is a later cat. The parts books and operators books are different depending on serial number and year. I may have an extra set if you want originals or if not you can go to Jensales and they have reproductions. I have a dozen or more 60's so I know what you are talking about when you said you had to have one.

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From what I understand the serial number is located in two different spots of the tractor.
- One on the crank case casting - too faint/rough to de-cypher
- One on the front left side of the frame - covered by the "bumper" framework

Please confirm these are the proper locations for the serial number to be located.
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Depending on the year of the tractor it should have a brass tag on either the fender or the seat that has the number stamped in it that ends in either a PA for Peoria built or A for San Leandro built. The later tractors did also have a second serial number tag (brass) between the inspection covers for the engine on the I believe left side. If you post some pictures of the manifolds and left side of the engine we should be able to narrow down the age.
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Looks like you have moved to Ohio, Dan. Nice looking Cat.
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It appears you have the older model of the 60 as indicated by the brass pushrod tubes and the Best style track pads. A look at the exhaust manifold could confirm this.

There should a serial number on a machined pad on the front right of the engine just above the engine side cover. There is also a serial number stamped on the front right frame rail. Reading the frame rail number is pretty hit or miss as that area gets pretty beat up typically.
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Attached are a few more pictures of the sixty.

There is something wrong with the carburetor.
1. The tractor runs fine with a carburetor from another sixty.
2. The carburetor that came with the tractor (third picture) has been rebuilt but the engine will only run with the carb choked.
3. If the needle valve on the top the float bowl is adjusted so the spring has very little pressure on it, it will run with intermittent choking.
4. If the adjusting cap for the needle valve on the top the float bowl is completely removed the engine will run without choking it. But poorly.
5. Any suggestions to get the carburetor to work better?
a. Adjust float level?
b. Needle valve problem?
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Dan, I never worked on a 60 carb, but have on a 20 carb, smaller version of the one in your photos. I have the problem with the 20, but going through it and making sure everything was set right made a world of difference.
I have the care of a friends 60 and last year it ran real bad,, this year it runs a lot better. We changed the oil, treated the fuel( I think this was the biggest problem) and put Marvel Mystery oil, in oil, fuel and primers as a person who helped the owner rebuild it told us it helped greatly as this engine is still very tight.
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