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Who has a dozer built using a LUC engine ?


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Old 12-19-2011, 11:08:07 PM
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Default Who has a dozer built using a LUC engine ?

I heard that someone one from Wisc built a dozer from scratch using a LUC engine and was wondering what was used for the undercarriage.
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:56:05 AM
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Default Re: Who has a dozer built using a LUC engine ?

I an not aware of the conversion you have mentioned but many people have used a Cletrac HG running gear and added different power to make an 8N Crawler,Farmall Crawler etc. OC 3 Oliver geare is the same and also makes a good base for a conversion. Good luck and show us the results when done. Ed B
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Default Re: Who has a dozer built using a LUC engine ?

Ed,
Since this dozer went to New Hampshire within the last couple of years....I would have thought that perhaps you would have seen or heard about it.
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Default Re: Who has a dozer built using a LUC engine ?

I should have a pic of it somewhere. Looking through some files and will post it if found. There was one at Portland back in the late 80's - early 90's that I took pics of. It was a very nice work of dedication and details. Don't know who the owner is or where it is though.
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Default Re: Who has a dozer built using a LUC engine ?

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Ed,
Since this dozer went to New Hampshire within the last couple of years....I would have thought that perhaps you would have seen or heard about it.
I do attend shows all over New England and have never seen this unit. I may belong to someone who has it in a private collection that does not show it. Ed B
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:34:16 AM
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Default Re: Who has a dozer built using a LUC engine ?

Finally found the pic I was looking for. It is dated 1983 Portland Indiana on the back side. It's not very good, but at least this may be the animal you are looking for.
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Default Re: Who has a dozer built using a LUC engine ?

I wonder what the track assembly is from. The wheels look simalar to Lindeman but the steering levers dont look like a lindeman. I was thinking they had a simple round handle with a ball end. Also the track tensioners are covered. Any ideas? Sure would be a nice project to replicate in the shop.
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Default Re: Who has a dozer built using a LUC engine ?

The track system looks like one of the mini crawlers that were manufactured over the years such a Struck but picture isn't clear enought to tell. Definitely not HG or OC-3 gear. It is much smaller than that setup would be. What ever the base is it looks to be a very well balanced machine. Ed B
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It has no blade
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Default Re: Who has a dozer built using a LUC engine ?

my understanding is ... the undercarriage was basically handbuilt..except for a model T rearend....i can ask for more details... the one thing that interested me was the luc engine being used.
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Too big for a Struck undercarriage maybe a Mead?
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