Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: D4 Traxcavator project for sale

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Posts
    315

    Default D4 Traxcavator project for sale

    This is a 7J from I believe 1941 serial# 7J 7035WSP. It is a major project or parts machine that has had both engine open for 40 years. 5 roller bottom with completely worn out pads but almost new pins and rail, since it spent its whole working life on concrete. It worked the San Francisco waterfront during the war, for a recycling company. What is left of the paint is grey but I dont think it was military. Mostly complete except the Hyster winch was removed decades ago. Bring a trailer and a big winch for a unique piece of Caterpillar History. Less than scrap price and it includes the original bucket and blade. I have never seen another blade for a Traxcavator. Call me and argue me down in price. I dont know how to do photos but you can go on utube and search Squatch 253 for a good line up of Traxcavators. Grant Northern Calif. 707- 279-9119.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Posts
    315

    Default

    Bump: Free if you are not a scrapper! Grant.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Location
    Welch, Minnesota
    Posts
    294

    Default

    I wish it was closer probably would get it then
    No.10 Auto Patrol 1K59 SP, Bolens parts tractor soon to be a crawler, Speedex model B 1940, Bolens Husky 600 1961, Bolens Husky 600 1962,
    Cushman truckster
    Follow my youtube chanel, what Hobo Groh knows

    Bye

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Posts
    315

    Default

    Shipping to Minnesota could get a bit pricy. I hope someone here in Northern Calif will want a unique tractor, or to switch their D4 over to a 5 roller bottom. It is only about a month or so away from the scrapper. I hate to do that but the ranch needs to be cleaned up. Grant.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Location
    Welch, Minnesota
    Posts
    294

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by GrantJ View Post
    Shipping to Minnesota could get a bit pricy. I hope someone here in Northern Calif will want a unique tractor, or to switch their D4 over to a 5 roller bottom. It is only about a month or so away from the scrapper. I hate to do that but the ranch needs to be cleaned up. Grant.
    Please donít do it that would be a great machine for someone with the parts to fix it have you tried putting it on Facebook or craglist
    No.10 Auto Patrol 1K59 SP, Bolens parts tractor soon to be a crawler, Speedex model B 1940, Bolens Husky 600 1961, Bolens Husky 600 1962,
    Cushman truckster
    Follow my youtube chanel, what Hobo Groh knows

    Bye

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Posts
    315

    Default

    Yippy, There is a fellow coming next weekend to pick it up. An experienced restorer with the truck and trailer to haul properly. I am relieved. Grant.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Location
    Alaska
    Posts
    151

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by GrantJ View Post
    Yippy, There is a fellow coming next weekend to pick it up. An experienced restorer with the truck and trailer to haul properly. I am relieved. Grant.
    O thank goodness I've got enough projects to go 6,000 miles south to rescue one of those doe eyed Traxcavator Caterpillars.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Posts
    315

    Default

    Traxcavator moved yesterday for the first time in over 4 decades. It is on its way to be restored enough to go to shows and demonstrate. It was interesting to see a Cat 966 loader pick it up with its forks and load it onto a trailer. The rear wheels of the loader were coming off of the ground a lot. SAVED FROM THE SCRAPPERS!!!!! Grant.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Location
    Alaska
    Posts
    151

    Thumbs up Whoot whoot!

    Quote Originally Posted by GrantJ View Post
    Traxcavator moved yesterday for the first time in over 4 decades. It is on its way to be restored enough to go to shows and demonstrate. It was interesting to see a Cat 966 loader pick it up with its forks and load it onto a trailer. The rear wheels of the loader were coming off of the ground a lot. SAVED FROM THE SCRAPPERS!!!!! Grant.
    IMG_3877_Moment(8).jpg
    Mine came on Memorial Day Weekend.
    955 Manual 12A... said shipping weight 21,480lbs and hauler confirmed.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    San Gregorio Mariposa, CA
    Posts
    599

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by GrantJ View Post
    It was interesting to see a Cat 966 loader pick it up with its forks and load it onto a trailer. The rear wheels of the loader were coming off of the ground a lot. SAVED FROM THE SCRAPPERS!!!!! Grant.
    Sounds like Garlic Pete activity.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •