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kcmtoys
Posted: Friday, October 22, 2021 11:44:37 PM

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I am posting these pictures for Gregg, of his Cat D9R Cable Plow.Whistle


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kcmtoys
Posted: Friday, October 22, 2021 11:47:55 PM

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By the way, very nice work! Applause
Gregg
Posted: Friday, October 22, 2021 11:57:21 PM
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kcmtoys wrote:
By the way, very nice work! Applause

Thank you for posting for me and thanks for the compliment. My first attempt at homemade hydraulics.
kokosing Const Co
Posted: Saturday, October 23, 2021 11:35:12 AM

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Gregg wrote:
kcmtoys wrote:
By the way, very nice work! Applause

Thank you for posting for me and thanks for the compliment. My first attempt at homemade hydraulics.


I'd say you did pretty well, nice piece!!
modelmaniac
Posted: Saturday, October 23, 2021 12:51:43 PM

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Applause Does look,really good.Very neat and tidy.Is that plow,metal?
dain555
Posted: Saturday, October 23, 2021 1:19:59 PM

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Not too bad!! My only take away if I may be a bit critical is on the tracks. They are really quite slack as they shouldn't be running on the top of the track frames going to the front idler roller from the high sprocket. I'm not sure if you shortened the frame or if the idler isn't spring loaded anymore. This would cause the tracks to possibly fall off while moving the model and a possibility of the track falling to a hard surface and breaking. On resolve would be to take a link of track out or maybe checking for the tensioner spring and replacing it with a little stiffer spring. Hope this helps as that was the only issue that caught my eye on the photos!!

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Gregg
Posted: Saturday, October 23, 2021 2:10:10 PM
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modelmaniac wrote:
Applause Does look,really good.Very neat and tidy.Is that plow,metal?
Yes, all the plow parts are metal, I used brass and fit it to the contour of the existing D9R ripper.
Gregg
Posted: Saturday, October 23, 2021 2:16:19 PM
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dain555 wrote:
Not too bad!! My only take away if I may be a bit critical is on the tracks. They are really quite slack as they shouldn't be running on the top of the track frames going to the front idler roller from the high sprocket. I'm not sure if you shortened the frame or if the idler isn't spring loaded anymore. This would cause the tracks to possibly fall off while moving the model and a possibility of the track falling to a hard surface and breaking. On resolve would be to take a link of track out or maybe checking for the tensioner spring and replacing it with a little stiffer spring. Hope this helps as that was the only issue that caught my eye on the photos!!
No problem on your comments, I do appreciate the feedback. On the D9R there is no tensioner built into the dozer. And I barely got the tracks to connect so sadly I know I can not remove a link. I will have to see what I can do because I do not like that look, with the sag.
Gregg
Posted: Saturday, October 23, 2021 2:17:15 PM
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Gregg wrote:
dain555 wrote:
Not too bad!! My only take away if I may be a bit critical is on the tracks. They are really quite slack as they shouldn't be running on the top of the track frames going to the front idler roller from the high sprocket. I'm not sure if you shortened the frame or if the idler isn't spring loaded anymore. This would cause the tracks to possibly fall off while moving the model and a possibility of the track falling to a hard surface and breaking. On resolve would be to take a link of track out or maybe checking for the tensioner spring and replacing it with a little stiffer spring. Hope this helps as that was the only issue that caught my eye on the photos!!
No problem on your comments, I do appreciate the feedback. On the D9R there is no tensioner built into the dozer. And I barely got the tracks to connect so sadly I know I can not remove a link. I will have to see what I can do because I do not like that look, with the sag.
Oh, I did not shorten frame either.
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Posted: Saturday, October 23, 2021 2:22:26 PM
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dain555 wrote:
Not too bad!! My only take away if I may be a bit critical is on the tracks. They are really quite slack as they shouldn't be running on the top of the track frames going to the front idler roller from the high sprocket. I'm not sure if you shortened the frame or if the idler isn't spring loaded anymore. This would cause the tracks to possibly fall off while moving the model and a possibility of the track falling to a hard surface and breaking. On resolve would be to take a link of track out or maybe checking for the tensioner spring and replacing it with a little stiffer spring. Hope this helps as that was the only issue that caught my eye on the photos!!



The track tensionner for the front idler doesn't exist on the original model....a modification would be a tough job

And by the way: very nice job done Gregg
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Posted: Saturday, October 23, 2021 3:13:49 PM
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groundedpilot wrote:
dain555 wrote:
Not too bad!! My only take away if I may be a bit critical is on the tracks. They are really quite slack as they shouldn't be running on the top of the track frames going to the front idler roller from the high sprocket. I'm not sure if you shortened the frame or if the idler isn't spring loaded anymore. This would cause the tracks to possibly fall off while moving the model and a possibility of the track falling to a hard surface and breaking. On resolve would be to take a link of track out or maybe checking for the tensioner spring and replacing it with a little stiffer spring. Hope this helps as that was the only issue that caught my eye on the photos!!



The track tensionner for the front idler doesn't exist on the original model....a modification would be a tough job

And by the way: very nice job done Gregg
Thank you very much, there are some areas I may try and improve. I am not happy with the way I built the 2 parts that direct the cable to the rear part. I could not find a good picture of the real deal. And I think I have a way to tighten the tracks......
Quinella
Posted: Saturday, October 23, 2021 7:15:45 PM

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Gregg: That has to be your favorite model. You have been building those for twenty years or more now. Good job Pal. Craig
Gregg
Posted: Saturday, October 23, 2021 7:45:49 PM
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Gregg: That has to be your favorite model. You have been building those for twenty years or more now. Good job Pal. Craig
Thanks for the compliment. Yes, I enjoy these and my 2nd favorite are D9Gs. Next I want to do another water wagon, I never should have sold my favorite one.
Brad
Posted: Saturday, October 23, 2021 10:23:13 PM
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Nice work…but it needs a top carrier roller to fix the track sag
Gregg
Posted: Sunday, October 24, 2021 11:44:03 AM
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Brad wrote:
Nice work…but it needs a top carrier roller to fix the track sag
Thanks for the comment, I am working on a fix.
Dex
Posted: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 10:03:30 PM

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Gregg wrote:
Brad wrote:
Nice work…but it needs a top carrier roller to fix the track sag
Thanks for the comment, I am working on a fix.


Taking a link out of the track may work as well. If it's too tight, pop the rivet out of the front idler, slide it back, install the track, the slide the idler forward and pin it back in. I had to do this with my D11 build.
Gregg
Posted: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 11:02:56 PM
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Dex wrote:
Gregg wrote:
Brad wrote:
Nice work…but it needs a top carrier roller to fix the track sag
Thanks for the comment, I am working on a fix.


Taking a link out of the track may work as well. If it's too tight, pop the rivet out of the front idler, slide it back, install the track, the slide the idler forward and pin it back in. I had to do this with my D11 build.
Thank you for the suggestion.
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Posted: Sunday, November 07, 2021 5:59:15 PM
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Nice work , as usual.
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