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    Default Hauling Two Auto Patrols in One Day

    Yesterday old-iron-habit, and fellow ACMOC members Bob, Ken, Dan, and myself all worked to haul two old Cat Auto Patrols to their new homes. One was a No.11 Diesel 6K model that Ken had donated to ACMOC Chapter 3 and the other was a No.9 #8A340 that I had decided to purchase as a parts machine. I had done two previous walkaround videos of these graders early last spring the first time we had went to look at them -

    No.11 Walkaround Video -

    D2 5J2115SP
    D2 5U7066
    RD6 2H1768
    RD6 2H3072
    No.9 Auto Patrol 8A331
    No.9 Auto Patrol 8A539
    Ten PT3037
    Twenty PL134 (Yard-Art)
    Minneapolis-Moline prototype crawler X253
    1945 Farmall H

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    Sorry for the multiple posts - I can only live link one video per posting.


    No.9 Auto Patrol Walkaround Video -

    D2 5J2115SP
    D2 5U7066
    RD6 2H1768
    RD6 2H3072
    No.9 Auto Patrol 8A331
    No.9 Auto Patrol 8A539
    Ten PT3037
    Twenty PL134 (Yard-Art)
    Minneapolis-Moline prototype crawler X253
    1945 Farmall H

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    So yesterday we all finally had schedules that would work out to go and retrieve both units at the same time, old-iron-habit had volunteered to store the club's No.11 at his place while we get it back up and running and I wanted to get the No.9 hauled home before the Minnesota weather got any colder. We got both units hauled without problems and even got the No.11 unloaded in the late afternoon so Bob could take his truck and trailer back home with him. I made a video of yesterday's adventures for anyone that might like to watch it -


    D2 5J2115SP
    D2 5U7066
    RD6 2H1768
    RD6 2H3072
    No.9 Auto Patrol 8A331
    No.9 Auto Patrol 8A539
    Ten PT3037
    Twenty PL134 (Yard-Art)
    Minneapolis-Moline prototype crawler X253
    1945 Farmall H

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    Very nice saves guys!! No11 looks in pretty good restore-able shape but that No9 was really butchered--until the end of the video was wondering if you were planning to restore it!!!
    Cat 941B, Cat D2 4U, Cat D3B, Cat D4 7U, Cat D6 9U

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    Nice videos and find Sas.

    My good running diesel 40 would not turn over by pulling the fan either. Iím assuming it has something to do with it being gear driven. Maybe youíll get lucky and it not be stuck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpendzic View Post
    Very nice saves guys!! No11 looks in pretty good restore-able shape but that No9 was really butchered--until the end of the video was wondering if you were planning to restore it!!!
    Thanks fellas, Dan that No.9 actually has the best frame, chassis, control box, and moldboard of any I've bought yet. I couldn't find a single loose rivet in the frame or any cracks in any of the cross braces, something I can't say for the other two chassis I have sitting here. I'm already thinking that after it's stripped down this unit will provide the main frame upon which I build the rest of the machine as I recondition components. It looks like it wasn't a very high hour machine but the owners that ran it decades ago never fixed anything on it the proper way, they just cobbled whatever they had on hand to try to accomplish a "work around" solution. Needless to say they tried a lot of different things.
    D2 5J2115SP
    D2 5U7066
    RD6 2H1768
    RD6 2H3072
    No.9 Auto Patrol 8A331
    No.9 Auto Patrol 8A539
    Ten PT3037
    Twenty PL134 (Yard-Art)
    Minneapolis-Moline prototype crawler X253
    1945 Farmall H

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    Great video Toby. Yesterday was a fun and successful day. It could not have gone much better and great friends to "play" with to.
    1937 Cat #11 tandem auto patrol,diesel, w/plow and wing, 6K506SP, 1937 RD 4 Ag Crawler RD5356, 1939 Cat 22, 1952 Model 212 Grader 9T03427, 1953 2U D8 Dozer 2U20751, 1961 922A Rubber Tired Loader, 59A812, LeTouneau LS Cable Scraper, Cat/Lincoln 600 AMP Dual Welder, DW-21 Cat Scraper

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    Sasquatch, Can you PM me with your contact info? I have a question about the #9

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    I ended up getting the Rat-rod No.9 unloaded off my trailer on Monday but just now got the video put together, it took me the whole day because I had to work to get the original front axle put back under it with wheels so it would roll, but I got it done.

    D2 5J2115SP
    D2 5U7066
    RD6 2H1768
    RD6 2H3072
    No.9 Auto Patrol 8A331
    No.9 Auto Patrol 8A539
    Ten PT3037
    Twenty PL134 (Yard-Art)
    Minneapolis-Moline prototype crawler X253
    1945 Farmall H

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    Looks too good to part out now!! Have any plans for the engine you took out of the cab? What is the tread direction on that left front tire??
    Lots of work but keeping it a rat rod would be awesome!!
    Cat 941B, Cat D2 4U, Cat D3B, Cat D4 7U, Cat D6 9U

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