1941 D8 Caterpillar Snow Plow, No Reserve! Item number: 180068150268
Frank Buck has the following item listed on e-Bay:
Serial Number 8R61. This caterpillar was ordered new with a LaPlant-Choate snow plow. It was ordered new for the town of Columbia, New York in Herkimer County. It still has its original snow cleat tracks and wooden cab, which was removed. It shows 832 hours on the meter, and judging the undercarriage it seems accurate. The V snow plow is at McFadden Equipment in Sharon Springs, New York, and is available to go with the crawler that is located in Gettysburg, PA.
The tractor will run with a pull start, and operates and steers. The buyer will be responsible for the loading of the LaPlant-Choate V plow at McFadden’s Equipment in New York. We can assist in the loading of the D8. Photos display the crawler with the snow plow attached.
He has the entire wood cab, which is only good enough to be used as a pattern for a new wood cab. The plow and two wings are at MacFadden’s at Sharon Springs, New York, outside of Albany. In order to secure the plow, it will have to be cut (torched) in half and re-welded on site.
I’ve seen this tractor, but before any work was done on it. I also saw it later when MacFadden had it at a show. It runs well.
Bidding ends on January 5th (I think).