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Thread: Impressive Grader at the Best of the West Show in Santa Margarita

  1. #11
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    And if he did have a TopCon, would it only have indicated and he would have had to manually control the blade?
    Cheers,
    Neil.

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    Neil,

    I don't think that there would be any way to tie TopCon or Trimble automatics into a unit with the gear driven controls like this one. My experience would say that it would be an indicate only set up, but still neat to see it on an older rig.

    Cheers
    Nathan

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    Default Neattttt!!!!!!!!

    Hi, Folks.
    That sure is one NEATTTTT!!!!!!!!!! looking blade. Paso Bob assured me that it ran as good as it looked and that I HAD to have a play with it before the show ended. That chance didn't arise due to various 'obstacles' but the owner assured us he will be back next year, maybe even with one or two other rigs as well. He and his son are both WELCOME, along with whatever else he wants to bring.

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

    Deas Plant.

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    I've run a CAT 14 grader but the gear houses were out in front several feet. That looks like just a 12 but I see the number on the side of cab. Did anybody check the serial number on it. I've seen equip with the wrong number designation on the machine. catskinner

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    Default Series???????????????????

    Hi, Catskinner.
    All series of the 14 graders prior to the 14E had the blade lift just as you see it on that machine, just like the 12s of the time. The 14E was the first of the hydraulic boosted controls and had the blade lift shafts coming back from the front of the frame instead of forward from the front face of the cab.

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

    Deas Plant.

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    Hi Deas,
    Thank you for the info. I had no idea what the model would be other than 14. catskinner

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    Default Yer Welkum.

    Hi, catskinner.
    Yer welkum, Sir. That same hydraulic boosted blade lift system didn't come in on the 12s and 112s until the F series.

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

    Deas Plant.

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    Grabbed this off the net.....yah it's tough to read....
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    Thanks for finding the info OM. Now I know why the brakes worked so well, 4 wheel power brakes. 150 horsepower out of a 318 seems like a lot.
    It sure was a nice grader to run.
    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 Sales film of the Cat 14B Grader in Paso Bob's thread.

    Here's a vid I came across looking for more info on Denny's 14B. Maybe you guys have already seen it, its new to me.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPWIIXpaEt8

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