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catbuster

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how is a grader not set up for grading?

Can the ole D8 be inframed again? or is it just a lot of expensive to haul spare parts now.

The grader that was sent can’t use GPS, it’s one on one of those jobs. It’s a taxiway and as such has to fit the site plan, yada yada. No just making it look right, and it’s a big area we’re going to have to cut to grade. GPS just makes life a lot easier. It also had a scarifying cutting edge on the moulboard, which makes cutting rock harder once it’s been packed.

That D8 is a monster, but it’s a 1983 model, and their run ended in 1987. At the very least Cat still makes parts for it, it’s an old mechanical 3408, which are funny creatures, and I guess I could drop a 3408E model in it and probably put some D9 parts in the undercarriage to make a super-high production frankendozer, but it’s at the point I don’t want to mess with it because it’s the oldest piece of equipment in the fleet and we need to be pulling wrenches on other gear.
 

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The grader that was sent can’t use GPS, it’s one on one of those jobs. It’s a taxiway and as such has to fit the site plan, yada yada. No just making it look right, and it’s a big area we’re going to have to cut to grade. GPS just makes life a lot easier. It also had a scarifying cutting edge on the moulboard, which makes cutting rock harder once it’s been packed.

That D8 is a monster, but it’s a 1983 model, and their run ended in 1987. At the very least Cat still makes parts for it, it’s an old mechanical 3408, which are funny creatures, and I guess I could drop a 3408E model in it and probably put some D9 parts in the undercarriage to make a super-high production frankendozer, but it’s at the point I don’t want to mess with it because it’s the oldest piece of equipment in the fleet and we need to be pulling wrenches on other gear.

Sounds like a good winter project.


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catbuster

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Sounds like a good winter project.


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I guess I could work something out to keep it, but come next Monday I won’t own it. Hell, I won’t even have a shop big enough to fit that tractor in. I don’t even have a contractor to build a new equipment shop & storage buildings yet, much less a design. Ha. It’s going to be fun starting over after shedding much of a leviathan I created.
 
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I guess I could work something out to keep it, but come next Monday I won’t own it. Hell, I won’t even have a shop big enough to fit that tractor in. I don’t even have a contractor to build a new equipment shop & storage buildings yet, much less a design. Ha. It’s going to be fun starting over after shedding much of a leviathan I created.
"stay small, keep it all"-some old logger.

The headache from dealing with so much on a daily basis would likely put me in a home... bad enough with my small fleet and no employees, add a couple employees and the chaos they create, I'd be off the deep end in a hurry.
 
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