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wacuda
08-27-2013, 02:47 AM
greetings from western australia..im hoping someone can help me..i have just purchased a small farm and it came with a cat d7e dozer..i need to get hold of an owners hand book ,so i can learn how to operate & maintain it..all i know is it is a d7e and it has a pony motor start. and hydraulic ripper & blade& is 4 cylinder with a manual clutch.the owner showed me it running and it seems to me to be in good working order...i have never driven a dozer but im very keen to learn and to keep it in good condition..anyone have a book or know where to get one or maybe email it to me..thanks

rusted
08-27-2013, 03:18 AM
Here's some ebay offerings. The operation and maintenance manual is the one you want, the parts book may be ok depending on your serial number range (I'm assuming it's a 47A series as you say it's manual clutch).

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/CAT-Caterpillar-D7-D7E-OPERATION-MAINTENANCE-MANUAL-TRACTOR-OPERATOR-47A-79A-DD-/370870436054?pt=BI_Heavy_Equipment_Parts&hash=item565999c0d6

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/CAT-Caterpillar-D7-D7E-PARTS-MANUAL-BOOK-CATALOG-TRACTOR-BULLDOZER-47A3396-5841-/370633926022?pt=BI_Heavy_Equipment_Parts&hash=item564b80e586

seiscat
08-27-2013, 10:36 AM
Very important that you check oil in the pony engine and keep it clean. Also I have noticed many novice operators try and rush the starting procedure. The design of the pony engine routes the pony engines exhaust through a passage in the main engine intake manifold which warms the intake manifold and makes starting the main engine easier. Allow the pony engine to fully warm up before attempting to engage the pinion with the main engine and you will greatly increase the longivity of the pony engine.

Rome K/G
08-27-2013, 12:54 PM
Keep the coolant up and radiator fins clean, don't overheat the engine, don't want cracked heads.

wacuda
08-27-2013, 06:05 PM
Keep the coolant up and radiator fins clean, don't overheat the engine, don't want cracked heads.
thanks guys for the good tips..i am a complete novice & welcome any advice..im very keen to learn how to operate & maintain this cat ..ive been told that the d7e will go forever if i do the right things.