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D6C Conversion To D6D Joystick

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2 months 1 week ago #230565 by Xtremist
Hey guys

I was wondering if anyone has ever converted a 6C's hydraulic control to that of a 6D ?  I find that the foot controls for the tilt are a bit cumbersome at times compared to having all of the blade functions on one lever.  I tried to search it on here but cant seem to come up with anything although i swore i read something about it at one point.... I know the D has pilot operated controls so im not sure how that would work putting it on a C that uses the older style system ?  Or if there is a thread that someone knows about if they could post the link that would be great as well !

Thanks for the input !

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2 months 1 week ago - 2 months 1 week ago #230589 by seiscat
Hi Xtremist, While it IS possible to convert a D6C to D6D controls I don't think it's feasible. The C has the operator's station and controls offset to the left of centerline while the D station and controls are on centerline. You would need to find a donor D6D for all the parts needed; even if you found a donor for a reasonable price, you might find other problems. 
I have owned and operated D6Cs and D6Ds. While I agree that the D6D controls are much better, the conversion is just a cafeteria-size can of worms!
Craig  
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2 months 1 week ago #230618 by Glum
Replied by Glum on topic D6C Conversion To D6D Joystick
'D6C10K' did a tidy conversion of that 10 plus years back. The old thread is still on the ACME website but the pictures are long gone. Not sure if he is still around here.

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2 months 1 week ago #230619 by kittylover123
is the 6D that much more wonderful than a 6C that is working perfectly?? cause i think it's pretty sweet...just asking?

Caterpillar D6C 99j

Tax me, I'm Canadian:canada:

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2 months 1 week ago - 2 months 1 week ago #230624 by Glum
Replied by Glum on topic D6C Conversion To D6D Joystick
"is the 6D that much more wonderful than a 6C that is working perfectly?? "

My seat time on both machines is very limited but for me the biggest upgrade is the integrated clutch and brake steering. Second to that is the wobble stick blade control.
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2 months 3 days ago #230757 by doylex
I have everything you will need. Was going to do it years ago and decided not to. PM me

T4, T6, HT4's, 3t D7, 944, Super Mogul
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1 month 3 weeks ago #231009 by Xtremist
I sent D6C10K a message but he hasnt been on here in 2 years so im probably not going to get anywhere with that. doylex has everything that i would need to swap over to the joystick, im just wondering if its possible to do the integrated steering as well, what all is different at the steering clutch housing, im assuming that the covers are different but would there be a bunch of internals that need to be swapped as well ? I realize it might be easier to just leave it or pick up a 6d but i got this cat for a good deal and the rest of it is in excellent shape...

thanks again for the input

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1 month 3 weeks ago #231115 by seiscat
Hi Xtremist, I sent a PM to you.
Craig

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