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1 month 2 weeks ago #239850 by Deas Plant.
Hi, trainzkid88.
I think the biggest DowNunda display of old Cat equipment was Kingaroy in 2015 - 102 vintage Cat and Cat related exhibits including a couple of early Russel towed graders. I attended both Oakey and Kingaroy. There was a contracting company from the Northern Gold Coast which was responsible for close to a quarter of the total Cat exhibits and some were non-runners but restoreable.



Just my 0.02.

You have a wonderful day. Best wishes. Deas Plant.
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1 month 2 weeks ago - 1 month 2 weeks ago #239855 by Fat Dan
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 Cat 955C 1957 12A3563

   
 

Cat 955E 1960 12A8263 and 955C 1957, 12A04040 on the right
   
 

Old trick to bypass on horizontal pony mag coil and use auto coil
 
 

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955E 12A08263; 955C 12A04040; 955C 12A03563.
No.12 Diesel Motor Grader 8T14777.
No.12 Diesel Motor Grader 9K9320
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1 month 2 weeks ago - 1 month 2 weeks ago #239873 by trainzkid88
deas it was Oakey with 102 and yes most were from the Reis family. i remember it was announced as a record attempt. dad and i where talking to John Reis for a fair while about a few things on our d4. one day i might actually fix the leak on the finals but im not too worried a bit of oil stops the rust.

yes the Kingaroy club put on a good show too. i went a couple of years ago wasnt that much cat stuff when i went though.

a little trivia Sir Joe Bjelkie-Peterson the longest serving premier of qld and national party member pioneered scrub pulling with 2 dozers and a chain in the kingaroy district
his wife lady flo was one of the longest serving senators for qld too and was well known for her pumpkin scone recipe.
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1 month 2 weeks ago #239879 by Deas Plant.
Hi, trainzkid88.
So if it was Oakey with 102 Cat exhibits, why did you say they had "over 60" exhibits a few posts back on page 2? Technically correct, I suppose, but not very informative.

I live in sunny Qld - when I am home. A little bit of trivia for you - I don't know when Joe 'Bananas' pioneered scrub pulling in QLD but War Service Land Settlement was doing it around Rocky Gully in Western Australia in about 1949-50. I have also heard that a couple of large steam traction engines were used to pull a cable between them pulling scrub around Esperance in W.A. in the 19-teens.

And yes, 'Lady' Flo was known for her pumpkin scones but not always in the kindest of terms. It has been rumoured that she and Margaret Whitlam were the only two women ever to kick-start a jumbo jet. Paul Hogan reckoned that Maggie Whitlam got her dresses from Bullen Brothers.

Just my 0.02.

You have a wonderful day. Best wishes. Deas Plant.
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1 month 2 weeks ago #239889 by trainzkid88
till you mentioned it i couldnt remember the exact figuire. i thought it was over 100 but wasnt sure.
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1 month 1 week ago #239999 by d4angelo
Hello Gee, here are some pictures from Chapter 16. Some pictures are of machines in the parade and one is a group picture from our annual meeting. We meet in Vista Ca. at the Vista Gas and Steam Engine Museum. Angelo 
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1 month 1 week ago - 1 month 1 week ago #240001 by D4Jim
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Goodness sake alive!! A handsome dude on a D4 complete with Yellow Cat umbrella!!
Thanks for the pics!!

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1 month 1 week ago #240008 by juiceman
D4Jim now you have done it. The Golden Greek aka D4Angelo will post more photos of himself and his knee knocker D4. Crawler$$$ said there was a rumor that the guy was so busy looking at his own reflection on the hood, that he went off course from the parade route! I am waiting to see photos of your gorgeous wife driving one of your gems...
Thanks for the pics Angelo, or thank your daughter for helping post them. JM
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1 month 1 week ago #240010 by TomTrack44
Hi JM, I am lucky to get it loaded at all, not sure how I did it! I can send you a better one on the phone. Going out to the ranch for a little D and D today! (Dirt and Diesel) I will send a pic or two if I can remember how to do it again! Tom.
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1 month 1 week ago #240011 by Bruce P
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Some of the stuff around here.  

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