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    Default Cat 988 Carry Loader.

    Hi, Folks.
    Here is a link to a brief rundown of the short-lived Cat 988 Carry Loader, now a piece of history.

    https://books.google.com/books?id=Kg...loader&f=false

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

    Deas Plant.

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    Hi Deas,

    equipment catalogue collector Daniel Foged from DownUnder just shared this scan of a 988 Carry Loader from a Danish dealer magazine. Thanks Daniel for the use here! In the same issue, they also portrayed the 992A. When I look at the cab of the Carry Loader, as its operator, I probably would have favored a sideways seat like in a scoop tram.

    CAT 988 Carry loader by FatCatGotHot

    Best regards,
    Max

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    988 carry loader 1.jpg988 carry loader 2 .jpg

    Hi , here is the spec sheet of this singular loader . It is dated 1970 , so 50 years old . To be honest , I have never met a situation where this machine could axcell . To my opinion it was a tire- and wheelbearing eating machine .
    I wonder if one was sold .
    The Netherlands , johan7

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    Hi johan7,

    in our German CAT literature the 988 Carry Loader was described as a machine that actually found some customers, but was bought back quickly when the first frames started to show severe frame cracking. Same did happen to the first diesel-elictric dump trucks Cat developed in this era.

    Thanks for sharing the spec sheet. I only have seen the cover so far.

    Best regards,
    Max

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    "Looks like a big pain in the neck!"

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    Hi Rome K/G,

    yupp. If you build a loader like this, then I would turn the seat 90 degrees.

    Best regards,
    Max

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    Yea Agreed! This is where the new joy stick controls would be handy, But some of these "operators" nowadays have a hard enough time getting one bucket full let alone two! lol

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    Double yupp! Once watched a TV report about the diesel electric Letourneau Log Stackers. Was maybe a late 70ies or 80ies model. It had a rotating operators station with a foot switch to turn it around as needed. The operator pointed out this was improving safety a lot, as there was ground crew around at this saw mill.

    Take a spin!
    Max

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