View Full Version : D4 1950? Trackson hyd.loader

08-25-2013, 09:30 PM
3906139062Just purchased a D4 with a Trackson Hyd. Loader on it making what I believe to be a traxcavator.I didnt write down the serial or model numbers when I bought it so im not sure what year i was told a 1950 something.I would like to know what guage it is and were I can get shop manuals for it. Runs and works great except for the pony motor needs the mag gone thru. Hope to here from you all. I am new to this sight I am an mine mechanic in north idaho. Thanks Dan

08-25-2013, 09:36 PM
Pretty sure all the loaders were built on the D47U tractors .

08-25-2013, 09:46 PM
I was thinking thats some of the numbers I should have been writing down. I cant wait to mess with it. Dan

08-25-2013, 11:39 PM
Nice machine and nice scenery too:)

08-26-2013, 03:55 AM
The serie # is on left side back housing near the inspection cover

08-26-2013, 05:59 PM
The scenery is De Borgia Monatana looking south. I 90 Is in the back ground tho you cant see it.I will look for the numbers this weekend when i go back over to get it moved.Thanks for all your input.I work on way different equipment underground.Our Elphinstone 3 yard Caterpillars most all electric hydraulic functions.This is stone age but easier to work on than equipment at work.Thanks Dan

08-26-2013, 08:30 PM
Elpinstone machinery is or at least was made in Tasmania where I live, by Dale Elphinstone who sold out to Cat for several millions but cleverly kept the freehold on the factory etc. I believe Cat has now built a new factory in Asia and so the Tas factory will close due to the high cost of rent and labour. Dale has also wrangled a means by which he can make 'above ground' mining equipment here as opposed to 'below ground' mining equipment that the agreement with Cat prohibits.

Dale is one clever man to take on Cat. He is probably the richest man in Tas and has a collection of older Cats second to none including an immaculate D2 bought for a high price. I heard he and another wealthy Tasmanian wanted it at auction and naturally Dale won.

A bit of Tasmanian trivia:wave:

08-26-2013, 09:43 PM
That is one cool bit of History/Trivia. One thing I know is that we have three of the Elphinestone 3 yard under ground loaders and it is ten times the loader our Wagners are.and pretty easy to work on . I will take pictures soon of these great machines.It will be a few days because im rebuilding De watering pumps right now and on a different level than the Cat loaders.thanks for the info and the reply.Love to hear history.Dan