View Full Version : Albany Pioneer Days 2013 Year Of The Tracks Show pics and videos

09-16-2013, 02:35 PM
Spent 4 days at the Albany, MN show between last week and this weekend where the main feature was Construction Equipment. It was a working show where we had a large hill to shave down and deposit near a low lying area of the grounds where it will later be used to build up and level the surface. Numerous machines from Cat Tens to D9's and everything in between were both on display and working. I was able to get inside the working area fence since I had a Cat there so I took some videos for everybodys' viewing pleasure. Lots of noise and the ground never stopped shaking.

Here's a good one of Cat and scraper combos with push Cats helping and an old 3T D7 dozing that never stopped barking all weekend long.


Another video of a 2U D8 with 80 scraper being pushed by the 3T D7. You can see how hard the ground was there when they get back into the unbroken sod. It was all both Cats could do to move the scraper in there.


Cat D9 and cable scraper, with 3T D7 pushing again. This was on Sunday morning after rain the whole previous night. The ground had turned to thick heavy mud where traction was difficult to find.


Here's a few equipment pics-

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09-16-2013, 02:42 PM
For the show they took the Allis HD41 and put a Cletrac F crawler on the hood, an Allis M crawler on the roof, and a Cat Ten on the rear then went out working with it.

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Quick video of the HD41 making a pass stripping topsoil


Here's a really nice 2H D6 that was providing power for the sawmill with its belt pulley

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Quick video of the D6 running the mill, love the sound of the 3 cylinder Cats working.:thumb:


09-16-2013, 02:48 PM
Here's some more pics from the show

Cat Ten tailseat

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Caterpillar Fifty

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RD6 with Russell Wagon

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Holt Ten Ton with dump wagon

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D4 6U with wagon

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Diesel No.10 Auto Patrol

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09-16-2013, 02:52 PM
D4 7U with John Deere factory sickle mower attachment kit

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D2 3J orchard

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Military 5J D2, original paint

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My 5U D2 with 5' tumblebug rotary scraper

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09-16-2013, 03:16 PM
Great videos Toby. Thanks for sharing. Did the club get the amount of dirt moved that they were looking to move? Great that they were actually accomplishing needed improvements to the show grounds instead of digging a hole and filling it in again. Looks like they were having a lot of fun doing it. Were you cleaning up after the big dogs and doing the finishing work with your rollover. I was looking for a picture of you in action.

09-16-2013, 04:12 PM
Really nice videos and pictures, Did Dan have his Two Ton there. I know what it is like to put on a event with lots of rain. Looks like all had fun.

09-16-2013, 05:04 PM
Thanks for sharing, i really like the military D2!

09-16-2013, 05:19 PM
Thanks guys, the rain did put a damper on the progress. Definitely did not get all the dirt moved that could have been if the weather would have been better. It was still a good time.

tw, Dan did have his Two Ton there, here's the only pic I have of it, parked next to the Chapter 3 tent with Jim Johnson's Thirty on the other side.

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Roger, here's the only "action shot" that I know of that was taken of me, lining up for the parade. That's the best I can give you for now.

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Some more photos - here's some of the unloading area.

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Some of the early ones, trying to break the tough sod before the rain came.

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09-16-2013, 05:34 PM
I think the HD41 was at the Richland Center WI show a couple of years ago.

09-16-2013, 11:09 PM
Hello Toby, Wow, looks like old home to me. I would love to have been there on one of the tractor scrapers. Great pictures looks like they were moving dirt and having fun! Thanks for the update, made my day. Chum.

09-17-2013, 05:41 AM
thanks 4 the photo of the 50 with seat springs. most wouldn't even acknowledge it, i think its the best. good luck.

Old Magnet
09-17-2013, 09:33 AM
Great batch of videos and pics....thanks for posting.
To bad there wasn't something with a big ripper in the lineup.

09-17-2013, 01:27 PM
thanks 4 the photo of the 50 with seat springs. most wouldn't even acknowledge it, i think its the best. good luck.

ag-mike, that Fifty belongs to the club there - been there ever since I've been going to that show. It's always caught my eye; I like the heavy-duty look of the undercarriage for a machine that size, and it's got the skinny at the bottom, wide at the top dash like the big diesels do. It's just a nice looking machine I think, just the way it is.:thumb:

09-17-2013, 03:21 PM
ag-mike, that Fifty belongs to the club there - been there ever since I've been going to that show. It's always caught my eye; I like the heavy-duty look of the undercarriage for a machine that size, and it's got the skinny at the bottom, wide at the top dash like the big diesels do. It's just a nice looking machine I think, just the way it is.:thumb:

i gota look at my pics from when the cat national was there a few years back. i drove all friday nite after work and slept on my tool boxes in the van saturday nite i was there. its was a great show i remember. good luck.

09-17-2013, 03:29 PM
There is a member at the Albany show that has two gas 50s. I don't know how close he is on any restoration. The second I think might be a parts machine for the first. It had like brand new tracks frozen tight.

09-18-2013, 09:44 AM
Great pictures. Thanks for posting them on the BB.

09-18-2013, 09:50 AM
Great pictures Toby. Thank for posting them on the BB.

09-19-2013, 10:48 AM
anyone recognise the old man operating the 41,I think he has some influence there at the show Gene

09-19-2013, 12:33 PM
wow great pic would have loved to be there. looks like the old iron was working well i be there where some good sounds coming from that way. love the pics. thanks