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Can you help identify this D4?

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16 years 2 weeks ago #2128 by King of Obsolete
ag-mike, just like the california ladies, LOL

thansk

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16 years 2 weeks ago #2149 by KCB
Replied by KCB on topic Can you help identify this D4?
Even the late 6U/7U tractors when equipped with fender tank and standard seat used straight steering clutch levers.

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16 years 2 weeks ago #2164 by jfirebaugh
Thanks to everyone for their wonderful knowledge and information! :)

I have one last question that I forgot to put in the initial note. Can anyone say if the extended Intake and Exhaust Stacks show up as a Caterpillar option in their parts/maintenance books, or does this look like a homemade modification? Also, on the exhaust stack I'm guessing that's a spark arrestor vs. a muffler, it's so short.

Thanks again!

John

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16 years 2 weeks ago #2165 by ag-mike
Replied by ag-mike on topic Can you help identify this D4?
the tall stacks are original cat ag options, the thingy on the exhaust is a original cat rain cap for the d4. i got one for one of my d4s but haven't put it on yet. i'm looking for another too. hopefully this ain't you LAST question, what fun would that be??

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16 years 2 weeks ago #2166 by jfirebaugh
ag-mike,

Thanks! As a "new guy" who doesn't even own a Cat yet (stress yet) I just didn't want to wear out my welcome with a lot of dumb questions!

My motive for all the questions about my Dad's D4, which unfortunately was traded in just before I was born, is that as I begin to look for a Cat of my own, I am hoping to "get one just like Dad had". Or close anyway.

I really appreciate everyone's help - collectively you guys are a wealth of knowledge!

John

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16 years 2 weeks ago #2169 by alan627b
Mike, I think those rain caps are still available from Cat, as I got one 2 years ago for my D2. Check your friendly dealer....
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16 years 2 weeks ago #2184 by CR
Replied by CR on topic Can you help identify this D4?
Looks like your Dad's D4 6U had the rear mounted #41 hydraulic unit which was made for Ag purposes and meant to compete with BeGe,

The funny thing is cat also made a #41 front mount that held 1/2 the oil and about 2/3 the flow, why they didn't make a different model # is odd because the two units are nothing in common.



Front mount #41 SN 24c, 26c, 27c (can also me rear mounted with adaptors)

Reservoir Capacity 2 1/4 gallons
Flow 14.5 GPM @ 1000 PSI


Rear mount # 9V, 6R, 8G

Reservoir Capacity 5 gallons
Flow 25GPM @ 800 PSI




My dad had the exact same Killifer chisel that he pulled with a D6 9U for years until we bent the frame. The only thing different was we had the two longer shanks mounted on the outside and the two shorter shanks were mounted on the inside. I think the thing could go about 12" deep.

When I rebuilt my 1949 D4 6u I used the chisel to break in the new engine. I had the thing in second gear and it was skimming across the hard clay and then all of the sudden the thing dug in and went about 8" deep and stalled the tractor. Of course everyone told me that I was supposed to break in the engine not break the tractor.

One of my family's landlords still has one on their ranch that is similar and I believe has the original rope controls.

So are the Firebaugh's from Madera have any connection with the town Firebaugh?

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16 years 1 week ago #2214 by jfirebaugh
CR,

More valuable D4 information! Wow, thanks!

Re: The Rear Hydraulic Unit. When I magnify the original photo that my daughter recently digitized (the posted one was greatly reduced) the Hydraulic Tank seems to have a large oval decal on it that I can't make out the lettering on. Do you think that might indicate that its a BeGe unit? (I know the Cat dealer decal is not oval as it's very clear on the back of the Killefer Chisel's frame. - Just wondering -
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So are the Firebaugh's from Madera have any connection with the town Firebaugh?

Yes I'm related to Firebaugh, CA. Andrew Firebaugh, the town's namesake. He was my 4th Great Uncle. The family initially settled in Exeter, CA when they first arrived in California from Virginia in the 1850's. I never lived in Firebaugh as our family farm was 25 miles east of there in southern Madera County. Are you also currently (or originally) from around “those parts”?


John

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16 years 1 week ago #2254 by CR
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My family has, Cotton, Canning tomatos, and Melons between Firebaugh and Cantua Creek areas, also some ground in the delta.

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16 years 1 week ago #2320 by jfirebaugh
Replied by jfirebaugh on topic City of Firebaugh, CA

My family has, Cotton, Canning tomatos, and Melons between Firebaugh and Cantua Creek areas, also some ground in the delta.


CR,

As I was telling another member of this website who PM'ed me, who used to live in Firebaugh, I have very fond memories of going to the annual Firebaugh Cantaloupe Festival & Parade in the 60's! Did your family ever provide Cantaloupes for at event? I can honestly say that they were the best Cantaloupes I've ever had!

Over the years my dad farmed Alfalfa, Soybeans, Cotton, Oats, Potatoes, Blackeye and other types of beans, and also put in 120 acres of Hartley walnuts.

John

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