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Clark 666C Skidder

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  1. coxy74

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    Hi all,

    Looking at getting a Clark 666c skidder for some small woodlots to do.
    The one i'm looking at has had the following done :
    Motor, rebuilt with new pistons liners bearings head rebuilt etc
    Torque converter recon
    Radiator serviced
    Mid mount overhauled (centre brake unit)

    Just want to know the pros and cons of these machines?

    Thanks
     
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    I have a couple B models, they are good machines. what you want to know? pics?
     
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    they pretty tough really, start it up n see how long it takes for the pto shaft to start turning. if it not to cold and its full of fluid, it should start spinning pretty soon after starting.
     
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    Fantastic skidder. Tough. Easy to operate. Imo best winch ever made.
     
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    +1 best winch ever.
    good to see you....was wondering how ya was doin in this winter mess.
     
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    007.jpg if i can pull start a d8 like in the background it will pull a turn fine.
     
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    Bl..dy H.ll!!!
    Really would it pull that much??

    Just waiting for its cert to get done, then it will be trucked down, and put to work.
    Have taken it for a drive around the mechanics yard. Starts ok, runs fine, alittle haze of smoke at idle, and blows smoke when you give it a boot full when driving down the road. Pulled the breather hose off, and nothing, so thats a good sign isnt??
     
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    The fresh paint adds horsepower too
     
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    yes,it will, sometimes your looking at the sky but it gets then moving. this one has a v6 cummins. ithink all detroits burn oil . especially if they idle alot.
     
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    yes sir they will pull a lot more than they look like they would. I wouldn't worry much about the engine if it runs good, that the cheapest part of um. if she pulls well and don't make a lot of crazy noises yer prolly good.
     

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