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#1 Tankman OFFLINE  

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Posted March 14, 2013 - 03:08 AM

Had a fun call yesterday, "YO! I know it isn't red, it's yellow, but'll be a fun project up at your barn. Have fun."

Pic was text'd to me, 1950 CAT D2.

The thing runs, shop is gettin' "it" ready to drive off a trailer at my place. Engine and drive train were rebuilt a few years ago, CAT wasn't used since. Sittin', lonely, needin' a home. Actually the CAT was jealous of the care my Stallions were getting.

Guess after some tinkering, red paint would look good! Besides, I could make a quick trail through the woods for the Stallions!

Have I lost it? Too much time on my hands?

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Posted March 14, 2013 - 05:29 AM

That would be a cool toy to play with! Does it have a blade for it?


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Posted March 14, 2013 - 05:50 AM

Looks like a nice project !  Few laps around my yard with that  I wouldn't need to cut grass all season !


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Posted March 14, 2013 - 06:43 AM

Looks like a nice project !  Few laps around my yard with that  I wouldn't need to cut grass all season !

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Posted March 14, 2013 - 06:57 AM

Go Team Yellow!   BTW, I've never seen the term "but'll" before.   :reading_the_manual:


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Posted March 14, 2013 - 07:15 AM

Go Team Yellow!   BTW, I've never seen the term "but'll" before.   :reading_the_manual:

Maybe that needs to be added to the list? :bigrofl:


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Posted March 14, 2013 - 07:23 AM

That's what we call a tractor rescuing machine.  There won't be a thing you can't pull out of a fence row with a Cat!

 

Don't you be leaving GTTalk to go bother the antique Cat people, now.

 

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Posted March 14, 2013 - 07:28 AM

nice CAT.  cant wait to see it all repaired


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Posted March 14, 2013 - 07:56 AM

That's what we call a tractor rescuing machine.  There won't be a thing you can't pull out of a fence row with a Cat!

 

Don't you be leaving GTTalk to go bother the antique Cat people, now.

 

Ben W.

I'm more "garden tractor" than CAT. This'll be fun though!

 

Been workin' with Stallions since the early 70's. :thumbs:


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Posted March 14, 2013 - 08:06 AM

I'm more "garden tractor" than CAT. This'll be fun though!

 

Been workin' with Stallions since the early 70's. :thumbs:

 

I'm curious to know how the restoration goes.  I've always wanted a crawler, but I've never found one in the right price range. 

 

Do you think (just maybe) those rascally moderators would let you post the story?

 

By the way, is that Gene Autry in your profile pic?  It sure does look like him, and I've seen enough to know, but I can't get it big enough to know for sure.

 

Ben W.


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Posted March 14, 2013 - 09:01 AM

Is it for dozing or farming? Years ago a friend had a small CAT that was high geared for pulling plows and harrows. If you look carefully in 1930s era movies they show up working fields sometimes. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted March 14, 2013 - 09:02 AM

By the way, is that Gene Autry in your profile pic?  It sure does look like him, and I've seen enough to know, but I can't get it big enough to know for sure.

 

Ben W.

That'll be Gene Autry! I used to watch his show back in the 50's or 60's, I was a kid growin' up in

the Bronx, NYC, NY way back when.   :wave:

 

My 1st 2-wheel bike was a Roy Rogers, solid tires. Got me where I wanted to go too!  :dancingbanana:


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Posted March 14, 2013 - 09:31 AM

That'll be Gene Autry! I used to watch his show back in the 50's or 60's, I was a kid growin' up in

the Bronx, NYC, NY way back when.   :wave:

 

My 1st 2-wheel bike was a Roy Rogers, solid tires. Got me where I wanted to go too!  :dancingbanana:

 

"I'm back in the saddle again, out where a friend is a friend..." I wish they still made shows like Melody Ranch! 

 

Do you still have the Roy Rogers bike? I bet that thing is worth something to collectors, and probably would be worth more to your kids!  We went to the Roy Rogers museum in Branson, MO before it closed and saw one there.

 

Incidentally, I'm still stuck listening to 90% antique western music.  Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Sons of the Pioneers, Jimmy Wakely, Tex Ritter, Rex Allen, etc.  That's what plays in my shop, with a little old country (Marty Robbins, Hank Snow, Hank Williams era) mixed in.

 

Darn, now I've got Back in the Saddle Again on my mind.

 

Ben W.



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Posted March 14, 2013 - 09:34 AM

Nice piece. I use to work for cat building powershifts for d9's .

 

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Posted March 14, 2013 - 10:35 AM

That'll be Gene Autry! I used to watch his show back in the 50's or 60's, I was a kid growin' up in

the Bronx, NYC, NY way back when.   :wave:

 

My 1st 2-wheel bike was a Roy Rogers, solid tires. Got me where I wanted to go too!  :dancingbanana:

 

I grew up at the same time less than 60 miles from you. Channels 2,4, 5,7,9 and 11 out of NYC. Sandy Becker, Sonny Fox, and Chuck McCann hosted local kids shows. Silent cartoons at 0500am. Channel 9's Million Dollar Movie every week night. Good memories. We grew up at a great time to be kids.


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