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  1. #1
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    Default 14D opinions

    Hi guys just wondering if any of you have been around a 14D much. I have a chance to buy one for what I think is a very good price and would really love to but have never been around a 14 so need some opinions good or bad. Any thing in particular to look at on this model or any other advice? Thanks again in advance gents. P.S. Deas my friend from the wardsback upside down country part of this club {just kidding ya, I always find Aussie very interesting} Im sure you know sumn bout these so look forward to your opinions and advice, you sure were a good help when I was shoulder deep in the control box on my 12 thanks again.
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    Cat No. 12 8T15616

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    It is very similar to a 12E with larger tires, turbo and a 14 foot moldboard. The turbo was added to develop more horsepower to offset the increase in moldboard size. It would be a nice acquisition if it is in decent shape.
    D-4 7U-43159 with 4S dozer and Cat 40 scraper, D-7 3T-1179 with Cat 7S hydraulic dozer, D-7 17A 13,944, D-8 14A-1160 with Cat 8S cable dozer, Cat 12-99E-4433 Grader. All runners and users.

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    Default By all reports.

    Hi D2 Cody.
    Paso Bob summed it up pretty well. I have never operated one but, by all the reports I have heard, they were/are a good grader. This ar-tickle might give you a few pointers on what to look for if you decide to go and inspect it.

    http://www.acmoc.org/bb/showthread.p...s-Pre-G-series

    Just my 0.02. Hope it helps.
    You have a wonderful day. Best wishes.

    Deas Plant.

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    Hi D2 Cody,

    I think they ran the blade lift planetry gearboxes up the front of the grader frame. If so, the are similar to the 14 E. Last one I played with they were very hard to gears for, I have seen the gears break in them.
    Have a GOOD look around the gearbox case for any cracks, particularly around the intermediate pinion shaft bearing holders that drives the bullgear.

    Cheers djcat

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    Default 14D Vs 14E

    Hi, djcat.
    I could be wrong - it has been known to happen - but I think the front-mounted blade lift came out starting with the 14Es. They also had the modified control box with the control levers mounted on top of the box instead on the rear of the box. Cat introduced that system to the 12s and 112s with the 'F' series - which we didn't get many of DowNunda. I only ever saw ONE 112F and it belonged to Houlihan Contracting in Perth.

    Just my 0.02.
    You have a wonderful day. Best wishes.

    Deas Plant.

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