View Full Version : Take a look at this.
01-08-2010, 11:10 PM
Looks like an easy restore.
Too far from me.
01-08-2010, 11:55 PM
>Looks like an easy restore.
Look at the rust on the Hydraulic cylinder. Did wooden cabs come from the factory or is this something that a third party would make?
01-09-2010, 12:30 AM
Wooden cabs were an option way back when. I suppose they could stil have been an option when the 'J' series D2's came out but I would have thought they would have been replaced by steel cabs by the time the 'U's series hit the ground.
That one may also have been 'borrowed' from a Cat 22 or similar.
Rust on hydraulic cylinders? At $1,163 minimum next bid, you want perfection? LOL.
01-09-2010, 05:39 AM
is worth the money alone at the current bid.
At the dealer we used to get rusty or scored rods re-chromed again but can,t remember where we got it done now but was local I believe.They came back like new again after they chromed them.
01-09-2010, 10:27 AM
I don't see a pre-cleaner on the hood and looks like one in the cab so this must be an early "U" series. Also, looks like a factory cab to me. I have one I took off of a D2 years ago and have seen them in the parts book. I sure wish it was on the West Coast instead of the East Coast, cause I would be all over it. Appears to have been stored indoors, what a find!
01-09-2010, 10:58 AM
Nice find:) :)
4U1266 correct 1948.
Factory cab and looks like Warn Bros. Boiler Co. Mfg dozer package.
01-09-2010, 11:10 AM
Does the blade say "Balderson" on it?
01-09-2010, 11:53 AM
I can't quite make it out.
The Balderson D2 blades I'm more familiar with look like this but there may be different versions.
OK, I do see the "Balderson" name on the Blade. Must be an earlier version.
I was trying to read the tag on the front guard.
01-14-2010, 02:32 PM
Thats only 20 min. from me be glad to go look at it for you O M
01-14-2010, 07:49 PM
Thanks for the offer.....I was just curious is all.
01-15-2010, 05:35 AM
O M serious that I would be glad to look at it - Joking that you would want it. We could not be much farther apart !
01-17-2010, 03:40 PM
What a neat piece would love to have that for pushing snow in our fleet!!:D
01-17-2010, 04:53 PM
Will be driving up to see it on Tuesday.Need to measure the cab and take pictures.The cab I think came off of a cat 22.The cab should fit a big 15 and with alittle downsizing will fit a 10.But at the $3000 plus price tag it alittle high to be buying for the cab only.Does anyone know the high bidder is?
01-17-2010, 06:18 PM
I still think that is an original cab on this D2. As I posted before I have one in the shed that I removed from a D2 a number of years ago. If someone needs measurements, I can check them for you.
01-18-2010, 04:45 AM
UBUCAT,I didn't think they made cabs for D2's never seen one. I have a parts book for my D2 and it doesn't list any cab.Does your look like the one in Mass.Thanks MIke Durkin
01-18-2010, 07:04 AM
Both my D2-5J and D2-5U parts books show a cab assembly as part #5B68 and all the parts for the cab. The dozer in the auction is a "U" series Cat for sure. What a find for someone who wants one!
01-18-2010, 10:56 AM
Hicrop10 Yes,my cab looks like the one in the picture and I have seen them in parts book also.
01-18-2010, 11:31 AM
allow some extra travel time - last night we had rain -then about 10" of heavy wet snow- now is going back and forth between rain and snow
01-18-2010, 12:17 PM
Suns out now - New England Weather !
01-19-2010, 05:32 PM
Gentlemen,I went up today to inspect this tractor,I was interested in the cab.If you are going to bid on this make sure you inspect it before you bid.I found the cab to be in excellent condition,the tractor was also in very good condition.U/C in very good shape,fuel tank not all dented in hood no dents.I don't think this tractor ever saw any really hard work.I was told that it was last used in the blizzard of 1978,and was parked outside till about 10 years ago.Then it was moved to where it sits now.This is where it get fun.The tractor does not run so if you can't get it to run you will need another machine like a small dozer,D2-D3 size to get it out of the building it is in.The pictures don't really show this.It is in the basement of the barn with maybe 10 foot ceiling.You will have to drag it about 15 feet to clear the brick column it next to,then make a 90 and pull straight out of barn.I didn't see anything there to be used to pull it out.If you have any questions you can call me at 215-669-1252.I AM NOT GOING TO BID ON THIS TRACTOR,I AM ONLY TRYING TO LET YOU ALL KNOW WHAT YOU ARE IN FOR IF YOU DON'T INSPECT IT.Good LUCK.Mike Durkin
01-19-2010, 08:34 PM
Here are some pictures of the cab I took off an old D2. It is similar but different than the cab shown in this thread. So I don't know if it is original Cat or not. It is very well built with sliding doors and windows that can be easily removed.
01-20-2010, 05:15 AM
Decent sized skidsteer will pull that out of there with no problem! Just stop at the local Rental place, rent one for half a day and go yank it out and load it on your trailer.
01-20-2010, 05:23 AM
Thanks for the report Mike! What a neet little machine. Jason
01-20-2010, 06:53 AM
Those agencies that sell these items have an obligation to help load out the things they sell. Usually they will provide some help, especially if you lean on them a little bit. It is unreasonable for them to expect you to extricate the Cat from the basement of a barn. They have other equipment there, I know because they have other items listed for sale. They just like to put all the burden on a buyer if they can get away with it. That is totally unreasonable. They should, at the very least spot items where you can back up to them and winch them on. Did anybody ask them to help?
01-23-2010, 06:21 PM
When you looked at the machine how was the undercarriage?
And what is the/a Cab worth?
01-24-2010, 05:29 PM
Erik,the u/c was in very good condition it has snow shoes on.It was used for snow plowing only I was told.The cab is a Balderson cab as well is the blade.The one fellow I spoke with up there showed me a spec sheet they had on the blade and showed the cab also. What is it worth,that one my friend is in the eye of the beholder.What it worth to me may be more or less than what it 's worth to you.I will say it is in excellent condition.
You didn't happen to look at the old Macks for sale, did you? Just wondering if the dump body on the one was still any good...and was wondering what the powertrain on the crane truck was. I'd have have a notion to put a bid in on the crane truck if it was a purebred mack.
01-24-2010, 07:26 PM
Well i have never bought anything off of Gov Bid, but has anyone else?
How was the experiance, would you do it again, or is it like the typicial goverment run operation, pay up now and they will screw you later.
01-26-2010, 05:24 PM
Well, with about 1 1/2 hours to go, the price has started to go crazy, gone up almost $1,000.00 in the last hour alone. I was kinda thinking it would go for over $4,000, now I'm thinking it will probably go for over $5,000 easy. Bet the City of Haverhill wished they had about a dozen to sell at that price.
01-26-2010, 07:09 PM
someone really wanted the little d2 thats some crazy pricing over $7000.00:eek: :eek: :eek: I hope whoever bought it plans to work it to pay it off: if it isn't stuck to begin with
01-26-2010, 07:15 PM
I got my D2 for about 75% less than that one.Mine you ,mine didn't have a cab but after 2 new spark plugs and new gas it ran.I would like to know what they will be using it for?
01-27-2010, 08:21 AM
7100 $ is lot of cash but if you got it to spare and you see somthing that you want buy it because antiques is just like land they do not make any more of it i never seen anybody take money with them.i bought a very rare farm tractor at a sale fifteen years ago every one thought i was nuts i could have sold it 20 times over the years but i rather have the tractor than cash anyday.
01-27-2010, 02:52 PM
Don't forget, $7,122.00, then add on the 5% buyers premium, $356.10, if the buyer is in Massachusetts, they have to pay sales tax which will be another $350 to $400, so they are now up to almost $7,900.00 and they still haven't hooked a winch cable to the front of it yet.
01-27-2010, 06:22 PM
show me another d2 with a cab in that of shape for sale there might be some but i dought there are very many.:rolleyes:
01-27-2010, 07:03 PM
Does anyone know where it ended up?
03-29-2010, 10:34 PM
O.K. here is where it is. Good profit margin!!!!!!!!:rolleyes:
03-29-2010, 11:41 PM
O.K. here is where it is. Good profit margin!!!!!!!!:rolleyes:
the photos give a much better picture this time , interesting machine , it will be interesting to see what it eventually sells for? a lot of money though besides the added margin
03-30-2010, 06:41 AM
Ha guys you were talking about the cab well the 1947 D2 5U361 with T2 Trackson loader my brother and I bouhgt for parts had the original canopy polls and bracets still on it. I doesn't look as nice as that cab but it's still all there except for the wood. We are planning on putting it on our 1946 D2 5J with T2 Trackson loader when it gets painted.:D Thanks, Josh
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.1 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.