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Offline BargeMonkey

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Re: 1959 Cat #12 road grader questions
« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2020, 09:57:38 PM »
Oliver, that machine and quite a few others are down by me, 12076 zipcode. My GF's father owned a large junkyard, passed away recently and she is just starting to go thru stuff. I dont want to see something scrapped that could possibly be saved or parts for a machine to rebuild. 

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Re: 1959 Cat #12 road grader questions
« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2020, 11:17:01 PM »
Just, I have an 8T 12 now I am restoring and used to own another one I sold. My dad has been in the excavating business my whole life and bought the one I have now when I was young and told me and my little brother if we could learn to run it then he would let us run the nice stuff next lol. I have books for mine if you need anything specific I may be able to help. I am kind of a dummy on most stuff but do know my Caterpillar stuff and will help if I can. Good luck with the purchase. Also Barge do you have a number a guy can call to talk to someone about the D2s and 4s, if you want you can pm me. 
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Re: 1959 Cat #12 road grader questions
« Reply #22 on: February 20, 2020, 06:50:26 AM »
Just, I have an 8T 12 now I am restoring and used to own another one I sold. My dad has been in the excavating business my whole life and bought the one I have now when I was young and told me and my little brother if we could learn to run it then he would let us run the nice stuff next lol. I have books for mine if you need anything specific I may be able to help. I am kind of a dummy on most stuff but do know my Caterpillar stuff and will help if I can. Good luck with the purchase. Also Barge do you have a number a guy can call to talk to someone about the D2s and 4s, if you want you can pm me.
Thank you Sir. Access to some books and knowledge would be a huge help.

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Re: 1959 Cat #12 road grader questions
« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2020, 08:34:28 AM »
Bubbles could be hole in liner or liner o-rings also.

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Re: 1959 Cat #12 road grader questions
« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2020, 10:49:14 AM »
there used to be a guy around here that had one. he was really good with it. 30 yrs ago he was showing everyone the bill for having cat rebuild the trans. it was 10k

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Re: 1959 Cat #12 road grader questions
« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2020, 01:17:02 PM »
Got motor from one on the old circle mill, starts and runs great and very good on fuel. Tons of power too. 

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Re: 1959 Cat #12 road grader questions
« Reply #26 on: February 22, 2020, 06:27:59 PM »
I couldn't help myself and bought the thing.
We went and fired it up and drove it a bit and it has power in it still. Granted we were only pushing snow and ice around, but it wasn't hesitating, coughing, smoking or dogging out.
I talked to the seller and we settled on $5,000. I figure that it being winter, I'm about to be stuck at the ranch with new calves everywhere to babysit, my location and all the other things life tosses at you, that it's a fair deal and what I want.
Now I need to dig up 4 tires for the thing. :D
The 4 drivers are about done for and I think it's just easier to get them on there now.

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Re: 1959 Cat #12 road grader questions
« Reply #27 on: February 24, 2020, 08:32:56 AM »
Congrats on your new toy/machine. Out where it is dry those tire may be fine. Would not want to try mud with them. Chains maybe or would they not clear the machine? Be careful with the split rims.

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Re: 1959 Cat #12 road grader questions
« Reply #28 on: March 02, 2020, 11:12:38 PM »
They  are good old graders. I have a 12 that is converted to electric start , it starts and runs great also.
On the tires, I am running  very old and checked tires on  the grader and a 545 fiat allis wheel loader, I booted the bad spots and put tubes in several of the tires and they are still going, if worried about slick tires and lack of traction put a set of chains on, you will need then anyway if plowing snow.


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