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hotrodwelder1
06-04-2014, 10:26 PM
Here ya go.....4483544836448374483844839

My 2H D6 tractor...2431 hours on meter.

Paso Bob
06-04-2014, 10:47 PM
Very nice!

Old Magnet
06-05-2014, 12:40 AM
Yes, very nice, hardly shows its age at all.

ccjersey
06-05-2014, 08:37 AM
Amazing to see a tractor that old in that state of preservation. Good job getting that one!

old-iron-habit
06-05-2014, 12:15 PM
Nice looking original machine. I like the tall air intake. What's on top of the canopy? Looks like rubber or tin on top of the old plywood to keep the rain out.

Sasquatch
06-05-2014, 12:39 PM
Thanks for the pics, the 2H RD6/D6 are my personal favorite model of old Cats. Love those 3 cylinder machines!:first:

hotrodwelder1
06-05-2014, 02:00 PM
@old iron habit, the canopy is tin. Kinda buggered up on the back.

mrsmackpaul
06-05-2014, 02:28 PM
Im liking that very neat machine thanks for sharing

Paul

Mike Meyer
06-05-2014, 04:01 PM
That one is a beauty, I've never seen a RD6 with a canopy.
regards
Mike

hotrodwelder1
06-06-2014, 09:52 PM
If you look close, the yellow paint is still on the inside bottom of the tracks......

BillWalter
06-07-2014, 11:10 AM
Do you know the year of this D6? I see that is has a heat gauge and the fuel gauge is up by the filter housing. And only used for that few of hours is the amazing thing. Great machine!!! Bill Walter

Canuckd2
06-07-2014, 06:39 PM
Its got a different grille, bet it has a oil cooler, Very nice Tractor

hotrodwelder1
06-07-2014, 07:26 PM
Thanks guys! Yes it does have an oil cooler in front of the radiator and the gauge on the engine. I'm guessing by the serial# 2H8008WSP that its a late 1939 or early 1940 model.??

8C 361
06-07-2014, 11:12 PM
Thanks guys! Yes it does have an oil cooler in front of the radiator and the gauge on the engine. I'm guessing by the serial# 2H8008WSP that its a late 1939 or early 1940 model.??

According to my book 2H8008WSP is a 1940 model. 2H7371-2H8957 1940

I am thinking it did some farming in that hill country you have up there. Grain farmers were making a lot of money during the war. My guess is the owner bought a newer model cat (6 cyl. D6?) and kept this one for light duty tasks.

If the hours are correct, everything should be in good shape yet. Most of those old farm Cats were run to death.

Moulding
06-08-2014, 12:10 AM
I hope you have time to bring it to the national acmoc show in northern ut this august ! My 2H-D6 was found in southern Idaho too and it needs a little compition in the tractor pull . This pic was in plymoth ut a couple years back just after the restoration .I too love the 3 cyl diesel cats , my restored D6 sn 2H 5157W even as a common tractor is still one of my favorite cats in the collection .

hotrodwelder1
06-08-2014, 10:24 AM
@ 8C this was set aside for the 9U series. This has been in my family since it was new. They had their tractors delivered to the R.R. siding along with new John Deere 36 combines. as far a i can tell, my family had eleven tractors at once, from Diesel forty's to this style D6. There is a lot of the photo's in a book called"Rexburg, best remembered" from a few years ago... I also have some pics that were taken by Mr. Perrine who did promo pics for Caterpillar in Il. The pics have his stamp on the back of them, quite interesting.

I don't think i'll be able to get the tractor to Tremonton, UT this year. I am planning on driving down to look around and get aquainted with some fellow Cat owners....

Garlic Pete
06-09-2014, 12:52 PM
Well, if Hotrod can't get his 2H down to the show, maybe we need to bring our turbo RD6 so we can compare the difference on the sled.

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By the way, wasn't I supposed to pick up some rubber track pads for you or your Brother at Tulare? I didn't connect with whoever was bringing them, but I can still pick them up and get them to Tremonton for you if you'll remind me who to contact about picking them up.

Thanks,

Pete.

Moulding
06-10-2014, 10:24 AM
I haven't seen a 3 cyl with a turbo but I'll bet it pulls like crazy and sounds good doing it ! I had a friend from Idaho that went to Tulare and the pads hitched a ride with them but thanks for the offer . I think we need a high crop ten to have all the HC cats at the show , but any tractor in the garlic collection will fit in at the show .