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Thread: 1953 CAT D47U with toolbars

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    Default 1953 CAT D47U with toolbars

    First post, I bought in December of this year. Everything works but the pony motor, I haven't had time to fix it yet. I bought if from the original owner with grease bucket, original paperwork, and track adjustment wrench. It came with an 8 ft bar and two rippers, also a 12 ft bar with 16 ft slave bar and field cultivators20190116_083042.jpg20190219_091522.jpg20181216_203249.jpg20190219_091503.jpg

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    Congratulations! That looks like a nice well cared for tractor. The toolbar is just icing on the cake!
    D2-5J's, D6-9U's, D318 and D333 power units, 12E-99E grader, 922B & 944A wheel loaders, D330C generator set, DW20 water tanker and a bunch of Jersey cows to take care of in my spare time

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    Very nice D4 Dirty...congrats! Welcome to this great forum and now that you're officially a Caterpillar owner, (I assume this is your first?) you should give some thought into joining our great club (all the cool people belong) as the more, the merrier.
    R2 4J, D2 4U, D2 5U, D4 7U

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    that's awesome to get it all together
    Cat D47U
    Allis Chalmers HD3
    No more JD 1010, IH T340

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    Thanks all! I was definitely excited to get her home and play around in the yard. When I get some free time I hope to get everything lined out

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    Very nice collection of hard-to-find toolbar components. I look forward to a video of them all in action in the field! : )
    Cheers,
    Neil.

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    Default Nice!

    Good deal on the TB setup. Mine wasn’t as complete as yours, but then again half the fun is scavenging bits and pieces to make all complete. What’s the issue on the pony motor? Hope to see it in action and all of the pads and rippers shiny soon.
    AND, WELCOME to the group. 😎👍🏼👍🏼

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    The pony is free, but the starter doesn't turn very fast. Im thinking that its a grounding issue. Im not getting spark either so my plan is to clean the points in mag and go from there. As hot as it has been this summer im lacking the motivation to work on it Haha. Im hoping for more progress in cooler weather

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    For the pony starter, remove the main battery cables and sand-paper all the connections, then spray a bit of deox on them. If the cables are less than 2/0 size, replace them. You need thick cables and good connections, including the clamps for the battery terminals. Run the negative cable to a bolt somewhere close to the starter motor assembly, and make sure there's bright steel (no rust or paint).
    Cheers,
    Neil.

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    If you are using a 6 volt battery, change it out to a 12 volt. The starter will turn twice as fast and it wont hurt the starter unless you crank for a few minutes and over heat it. I have used 12 volt on all of my tractors with pony engines and have never had to replace a starter.
    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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