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Dandy Dave
09-18-2019, 07:40 AM
Got the disease pretty bad. Could not live without my old 1940 Caterpillar Model 12 Grader. Serial 6M-17. Yes, it is the 17th gasoline powered grader off of the production line. One of only 56 built with a G4600 gas engine. It followed me back home again. Originally belonged to the town of Mylan. NY. Dandy Dave!

Deas Plant.
09-18-2019, 08:32 AM
Hi, Dandy Dave.
Yep, they are a rather rare bird. There is another one out here on the Santa Margarita ranch currently belonging to a well known West Coast collector.

Just my 0.02.

STEPHEN
09-18-2019, 09:28 AM
Dave, very cool! Please post a pic of the manifold side of the engine!

dpendzic
09-18-2019, 10:34 AM
Dave--is this the 0ne that had the radiator stolen a few years ago??

Dandy Dave
09-18-2019, 11:35 AM
Dave--is this the 0ne that had the radiator stolen a few years ago??

Yeah. The same one. I managed to piece a radiator together from several sources and a little Yankee ingenuity. Dandy Dave!

Dandy Dave
09-18-2019, 11:48 AM
Hi, Dandy Dave.
Yep, they are a rather rare bird. There is another one out here on the Santa Margarita ranch currently belonging to a well known West Coast collector.

Just my 0.02.

I've heard there was one out there. Seems I chatted on line with someone that had one on the west coast 10 or 12 years ago, but that one no longer had it's serial plates I was told. Mine has two, one near the front of the grader frame and one on the engine.

Neil
09-18-2019, 12:39 PM
What a beauty Dave, especially with its patina. Please let us all know when you take it to local shows (such as Canandaigua : ) I would love to hear that 6-cyl running