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01-06-2007, 10:36 PM
Another one finds a happy home

01-07-2007, 06:46 AM
Darn good to see another one saved. I have a RD6, wide gauge, and it is the nicest tractor. It runs really well, was very well maintained by the original owner, was an ag Cat from California. Definitely a keeper. I'll see if I can resize my recent photo of the old gal. GWH

01-07-2007, 06:55 AM
So I didn't resize, just used Image Shack. My cousin took this photo of me on the tractor in Jim Zimmerman's yard.


King of Obsolete
01-07-2007, 08:23 AM
looks good boys, thansk for sharing but you need snow in the pictures to make them better, LOL


01-07-2007, 11:05 AM
GWH, nice crane boom support for the exhaust stack ;) LOL. Actually, with all the weather you have had in Colorado, you need a fleet of Cats with blades on them. Looks good.

King of Obsolete
01-07-2007, 03:10 PM
yes that is a good exhaust support you have there, will not bend when at top speed with that 3 cylinder engine, LOL

the cats will look even better with 4 winter freighting sleighs behind them with 10 tons a piece of freight. so that will be a payload of 40 tons.


01-07-2007, 03:45 PM
KOO, the RD6 would more than likely be up to the task of a 40 ton load on sleds on the snow. We sure have enough snow here for that. Ugh! Very windy today, blowing the snow all over. Unpleasant.

Bruce, if I stay here, I'm going to have a blade for that D2. I'm sorry I haven't gotten back to you, and considering one incomplete hydraulic unit, and have to call a friend about another potential hydraulic unit. I'd better get busy on it. GWH

01-07-2007, 05:00 PM
George, Maybe its me but it looks like the money stick on that machine is a little modified. Maybe its is my bi-focals. You need a wood cab, Wausau V and a pot belly stove to keep you warm. Then you can start start heading out in the open range to get those cattle fed before they starve. I saw the video this am on tv. Keep those pictures coming.

01-07-2007, 05:34 PM
tw, you know, you're right! A wood cab, etc., with plow would look just right in this horrid weather. We've got wind gusts this evening which I'll bet are at least 50 mph.

You know, Frank Buck had a D8 on e-Bay, ended a few days ago. It has a snow plow - was originally a municipal snow plow. I would have loved to own it, but frankly (no pun intended), I couldn't afford to get the thing home, and once home, I could never get it to a show. You would have to gas axe the huge V plow down the center just to get it on the truck. That tractor, with plow, represents a day-gone-by, never to return, I'm afraid.


King of Obsolete
01-07-2007, 06:22 PM
yes gwh, you guys have snow, more then us, so sleighs would be good for you right now. it is amazing at how much those 3 cylinder engines would pull. very popular winter freighting cat in its day.


01-07-2007, 06:41 PM
Willie, Nice RD6! Almost a carbon copy of our old one. Traded ours off in early 50's and sad to say didn't take pictures of our cats .too busy logging and clearing . It was a nice cat though and did a lot of work for us.Remember we had it out on a logging site while Dad fixed logging companies 8R D8 that had transmission case broken in half. That was a complete ground up assembly! Anyway he hauled the RD6 back when D8 was done. They put on a plank bed on top of logging bunks from trailer to truck and backed it alongside a berm and loaded it up. really flopped around on corners and it was pretty high but they took it on mostly county roads and no scales so worked out. wonder how high as it was the same lift frame as yours and cat was setting on top of KW logging truck bunks and bed. A long time ago and wonder where our old cats went. John D