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12-04-2006, 05:22 PM
Hi, I have a pull type Cat grader, the SN is 8H500. We use it on the farm to run thru our field drainage ditches, it has a 12' moldboard and has been converted to hydraulic cyl. for the main control arms. I still have the Cat engine that ran the grader it has a SN of 4D1060 and I had it running a few years ago. It has a Fairbanks Morse magneto. The engine weighs 325 lbs.

I have surfed for detailed info on both of these and I cant find anything. If you have some info on year made, rare, etc. please let me know. Thanks.

12-04-2006, 06:15 PM
The grader is listed as a #44 grader & production started in 1937 according to the Cat SNID book but the engine year is blank & not listed as to what year it was first produced.That,s all I have on it.

bruce oz
12-04-2006, 10:12 PM
hello kellyb,the cat 44 single frame grader was made from 1937 to 1942 and the weight is 8,170 lbs with power control fitted ,the one you have having a high number i would say it was built in the later years ,hope this helps,bruce oz

12-05-2006, 07:27 AM
Bruce, Of all the pull graders I,ve seen & been around here in my area I never saw one with a small engine on it like this one you pictured. Cat graders were as scarce as hens teeth to begin with as most were Galion & Austins & Adams pull behind graders.

12-05-2006, 11:47 AM
Thats the best info Ive been able to get ever, can you tell me more or send be more pictures? Thanks alot.


12-05-2006, 11:56 AM
Kelly when I get back home I'll lok for pics of mine and send yo many have had engine replaced with briggs or wis.
SJ ; what they did was put same setup as on No.10 or11 on a No.44 frame and power the controlbox with a little engine hanging down below it

12-05-2006, 04:21 PM
From the 1936/37 Cat pull grader catalog ..


bruce oz
12-05-2006, 04:56 PM
hello all ,here is a non powered 44 on ebay ,will se how much it sell for ,bruce oz

http://cgi.ebay.com/PULL-BEHIND-1920s-CATERPILLAR-ROAD-GRADER_W0QQitemZ7602981755QQcategoryZ61568QQcmdZVi ewItem

12-05-2006, 05:00 PM
Kinda like this one. We pulled this one out of the brush a few weeks ago. The engine was replaced with a Wisc years ago. Owner still has orginial engine. Note the optional siting pin above the front pedistal, a farmer add on. I have to try and help him get this going I will post some other pictures from the farm later. The number on this grader is 8H761.

Steve Melton
12-05-2006, 08:23 PM
Thanks for the info and the pics. on the Cat 44. I never knew they made a #44 with a power ubit on it. I learned something new.
I have a #44 that was my first ever restoration. It is like your first kiss, you never forget it. Thanks, Steve

12-05-2006, 08:32 PM
Do you have any pics of your 44 restored?

12-05-2006, 08:56 PM
Kelly; All I could find in my library is an Opperators Instruction book for the No.44 it coveras both types let me know if you need any info from it or want to barrow it

12-06-2006, 06:35 AM
Willie, do you know if there is someplace I can buy a book for the 44 grader?

12-06-2006, 09:00 AM
Kelly; I have never seen many books of anykind on them around you just gotta keep eye on EBay and here catch them when they pop up you can also check with Geogr Logue he is really into the graders and i think has every model ever made http://www.logueind.com/

12-06-2006, 11:25 AM
Willie, awesome tip, thanks.


01-01-2007, 07:06 PM
Here follows some very good details on the engine and the Cat model 44 pull type grader. enjoy.