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Aburrous
11-18-2019, 05:16 PM
Are these common? Picked this guy up and honestly canít find another with a simulator loader cage on it. Doesnít really look retro fitted to the D2. Its a Teale loader cage. Working through its issues now. Stuck main clutch left track clutch has issues. Nothings every easy. Just kind of wondered how common there were. 83996

GrantJ
11-18-2019, 08:23 PM
Arburris, any chance of some photos of the mounting for the rippers? My brother has a D2 that we think started life as a traxcavator, but the hydraulics look very different than yours. It is earlier (a 5J) and has the 5 roller bottom with solid suspension. I had thought that all Traxcavators had 5 roller bottoms, but I really dont know. Interesting!!! Grant

Aburrous
11-20-2019, 05:25 PM
For sure. Iíll get some pictures tomorrow of how that ripper mounts !

Aburrous
11-21-2019, 07:05 PM
Hope that helps

GrantJ
11-21-2019, 07:58 PM
Thanks, those are pretty interesting mounts. I wonder if there is a manufacturers plate on them. They look professional. Thanks again. Grant.

Old Magnet
11-21-2019, 10:46 PM
Saw this on the net...
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Teale-Sales-Manual-Brochure-1960s-Dozer-Bulldozer-Loader-for-Caterpillar/122959317653?hash=item1ca0f24a95:g:4IsAAOSwH2dafdf v

GrantJ
11-22-2019, 09:10 AM
It is amazing that there were so many companies building things for Cats. From how far forward the bucket is, I would expect that extra weight would be needed in the rear. Rippers, winch, backhoe? etc. I have a set of Drott rippers that I plan on putting on the back of my D4 6U. I had considered putting them on my D2 which is why I requested the photos. They came from an IH TD6. Its all good iron. Thanks for the info. Grant.

Aburrous
11-22-2019, 08:19 PM
Honestly Iím the spring Iíll
Prob pull the rippers off this one if I can find a winch. Be much more usefull to
Me.