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1956 D6 9U rescued.

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1 year 1 week ago - 1 year 1 week ago #248999 by Dandy Dave
I recently rescued this D6-9U from the torch. I and an old friend spent about 2 and 1/2 days freeing up stuck and rusty stuff and finally got it running yesterday after at least several decades of sleep. I'm going to need a fan belt adjusting pulley if anyone has a good used one around as this one looks like it was run loose and striped the threads right out of it. The back half just spins and will not tighten. The water pump is fine. Always wanted a D6- 9U. I finally found one with both engines good and an OK undercarriage.  

1940 Cat 12 Grader 6M17
1956 Cat D2-5U
1956 Cat D6- 9U 23721
Copake, NY.
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1 year 1 week ago #249000 by side-seat
Replied by side-seat on topic 1956 D6 9U rescued.
Nice save. Looks like there's a lot of other stuff to look at that place.
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1 year 1 week ago - 1 year 1 week ago #249001 by Dandy Dave
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Nice save. Looks like there's a lot of other stuff to look at that place.


 

There sure is. 

1940 Cat 12 Grader 6M17
1956 Cat D2-5U
1956 Cat D6- 9U 23721
Copake, NY.
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1 year 1 week ago - 1 year 1 week ago #249002 by Dandy Dave
Replied by Dandy Dave on topic 1956 D6 9U rescued.
The machine serial number is 23721. It has a D-318 engine. Looking in my parts book the hub part number is 4F 6046. The rim number is 1L 648. If someone has a good set on a beat water pump that would sure help out here. Thanks, Dave.

1940 Cat 12 Grader 6M17
1956 Cat D2-5U
1956 Cat D6- 9U 23721
Copake, NY.
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1 year 1 week ago #249003 by Kurt Bangert
Replied by Kurt Bangert on topic 1956 D6 9U rescued.
Sweet, I'm envious and my wife is happy you found it!

D4 D 78A 6678
D4 6U 1139
RD4 4G223W
D2 5U 1164
JD 350B
JD 420C
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1 year 1 week ago #249010 by ctsnowfighter
Replied by ctsnowfighter on topic 1956 D6 9U rescued.
D-6 was a fantastic machine, the 4R before the 9U.
Most considered them too light for the rice fields where the D7 reined along with its red counterparts. Too big for the orchards where D2 and D4 were most prevalent.
Nicely balanced and smooth riding machines!

I notice a chain over the dozer blade - if you intend to pull the tractor, dig a hole under the blade for the chain, it will hold the dozer blade up when you tug on it.
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1 year 1 week ago - 1 year 1 week ago #249018 by Dandy Dave
Replied by Dandy Dave on topic 1956 D6 9U rescued.
Yes. The chain has been there for many years and is stuck under the blade. The fellow that owned it put it there last time he moved it many years ago. I don't think we will need it as I have it running now. The master clutch is free and I managed to get it into gear and it move back and forth a little. Not much room to do that as there is stuff behind it and a dump truck in front of it that will be moved. The steering clutches are stuck at the moment as I pulled both levers back with it in gear and my feet on the brakes and the machine still wanted to move forward. The fellow that owned it told me he quit running it when the fan belt would not say tight. Also the spool valve in the hydraulic tank is stuck so it will need to come apart when I get it back home on the farm here. We will need to remove the blade to move it so it will not be over width for the ride home.

1940 Cat 12 Grader 6M17
1956 Cat D2-5U
1956 Cat D6- 9U 23721
Copake, NY.
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1 year 1 week ago #249022 by seyser
Replied by seyser on topic 1956 D6 9U rescued.
That looks like a nice straight machine. Keep us updated on the progress.
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1 year 1 week ago #249026 by dpendzic
Replied by dpendzic on topic 1956 D6 9U rescued.
Hey Dave--i have a mid fifty's parts machine D6-9u--i'll have to check if there is a water pump pulley on it---not far from you

D2, D3, D4, D6, 941B, Cat 15
Hancock Ma and Moriches NY
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1 year 1 week ago #249040 by Dandy Dave
Replied by Dandy Dave on topic 1956 D6 9U rescued.
OK. Thanks. Have to check the part numbers on that with the serial number as some are different. There seems to be overlapping of the part numbers in the parts book. I'm in Copake NY where NY, Mass, and CT all meet.

1940 Cat 12 Grader 6M17
1956 Cat D2-5U
1956 Cat D6- 9U 23721
Copake, NY.
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