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1 month 2 weeks ago #222281 by dpendzic
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here is how i pulled out my stuck D3B with my 941B alone--applied the brakes and the blade down on the D3B, hooked up a cable to the 941B and pulled a strain so that the 941B tracks were at the point of almost turning, jumped off and got on the D3B, release the brakes and raise the blade,put it in gear and out she went, to stall the 941B applied the brakes and dropped the blade on the D3B-ran back to the 941B and slowed it down---only down side was when i took the 941B out of gear it took off backwards from the tension in the cable like a sling shot--at least 25 ft--I was standing on the track so like an acrobat i did a backwards back flip off it!!
could have only done this with powershift transmissions.----

D2, D3, D4, D6, 941B, Cat 15
Hancock Ma and Moriches NY

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1 month 2 weeks ago #222283 by Andrew
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I was push starting my D4 With my D7 on my own.
Put the "7" in first at low idle pushing the "4" Jumped off the "7" onto the "4". When it all got a bit crossed up the blade caught the tracks on the "4" and the "7" started to climb over the "4' Managed to jump off the "4" and stop The "7".
Thought about it afterwards and perhaps not such a good idea.

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1 month 1 week ago #222299 by Ray54
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So far the fires are staying away from me. Still have the veggy boys from King Cities 2 water sources between me and the big one on the coast. Will soon run into the 100,000+++ that burned in 16 if it wants to run south to me. But crazy as everything is .........................who knows.

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1 month 1 week ago #222300 by hfdzl
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Thanks Mike, The hard bar idea is easy. Just have a single pin for the drawbar Cat. Then can use two the unused cutting edge bolt holes and bolt down to the bucket. I like it!!

R2 5E3562 SP U.S.A. W.9151
R2 5E3563 SP U.S.A. W.9152

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1 month 1 week ago #222352 by hfdzl
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Mike, changed the design a little, straight hard bar, then added a large turnbuckle that pivots at the center of the hard bar. If you are a little off adjustment can be made for the other pin to produce a ridged 3 point assembly. Always evolving.

Cheers

R2 5E3562 SP U.S.A. W.9151
R2 5E3563 SP U.S.A. W.9152

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1 month 1 week ago #222354 by Mike Meyer
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Any chance of seeing a photo of your setup, I'm liking what I'm hearing, just having trouble visualizing it.
Thanks
Mike

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1 month 1 week ago #222357 by edb
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Hi Mike,
all you ever wanted to know, or not, about 2 leg recovery bars---it includes a drawing of one down the article a bit

apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a256502.pdf

I am not sure if most Army Tanks have one in their kit--I stand to be corrected--or at least recovery vehicles would be kitted with one :-)

Now there is no excuse except for fitting attachment points or simply chain the ends onto the unit to be towed--only limited by one think box working overtime.
Cheers,
Eddie B.

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1 month 1 week ago #222358 by Mike Meyer
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Thanks Eddie, that's a interesting solution, and obviously designed by some very smart folks.

My thoughts on the subject a year ago was to create a single piece T shaped hard bar about 4 or 5 feet long, with a T section about 15" long, short enough, and thin enough to fit inside the drawbar of the dead Cat, with several 1.5" holes drilled into the T section that would allow it to be secured within the drawbar of the smaller Cats using 2 suitable pins, the long end of the hard bar being pinned in the fixed drawbar of my Case tractor, allowing a pivot point

A slot could be cut on one side of the T to give more pin placement options, provided a single hole secured the other end of the T, if that makes sense, though when I looked last year I noticed most the smaller Cats had pin holes in their drawbar brackets at fairly similar spacings.

It shouldn't be hard to fabricate something, I need to get one made for sure, earlier in the year one of our highly respected members from banana bending land visited, and with his help we pushed a couple of dead Cats into the shed and it took a long time, having just a regular hard bar with 2 pivot points.
Thanks for digging up that info Eddie
Mike
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1 month 1 week ago #222367 by Neil
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Eddie's reference looks like a more flexible version of a basic A-frame. We (and you probably) had a-frames attached to the front of pickups that could be towed behind contractor's vehicles when moving from site to site. We had hitches attached to the rear of plows, balers, header trailers, anything basically that was behind a tractor so the ute could be pulled along. That saved a person's labor to go pick the operator up at the end of the work day

Cheers,
Neil.
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1 month 1 week ago #222369 by hfdzl
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Mike, this is the 1st generation set up. I don't like it now that I see the A frame type.




Have sketched up an a frame with 1 leg adj. with a 1 1/2-7 thread turn-able eye at the end for hole alignment. Trying to make thing light enough to handle plus strong. The legs would probably be 2" schd 40 pipe

Herb

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