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Cat 977H, 53A, D333 Rescue...

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2 months 2 weeks ago #256614 by bulletpruf

Was that a reasonable price for moving 20 tons(ish) of D7 125mi? Just so's I have a reference point. Buddy's looking hard at a D6....


It seemed reasonable to me, and I got a quote from another company for $1850, so it sounds like that was the going rate around here.  

Thanks

Scott

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2 months 2 weeks ago #256615 by trainzkid88
and yeah you win some and lose some its the way it is. now you have a nice yellow money box to play with.
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2 months 2 weeks ago #256617 by dpendzic
Neil--it cost me $1600 to move a D69u and a 9u carcass from your area to the Ma line

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

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2 months 2 weeks ago #256623 by neil
Replied by neil on topic Cat 977H, 53A, D333 Rescue...
Thanks guys, sounds like that's the going rate. I think a D6 is too much for my 14k gooseneck on the Thruway : ) Back roads might be a different story...

Cheers,
Neil

Pittsford, NY
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2 months 2 weeks ago #256636 by seiscat
Remember the timeline, Scott made the deal and thankfully got the 977 running Sunday. That left only two and a half days to find a transport AND move the 977 or the deal was off! That machine had to be gone by Wednesday morning!
I congratulate Scott on a job well done. 
Craig
 
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2 months 2 weeks ago #256645 by bulletpruf

Remember the timeline, Scott made the deal and thankfully got the 977 running Sunday. That left only two and a half days to find a transport AND move the 977 or the deal was off! That machine had to be gone by Wednesday morning!
I congratulate Scott on a job well done. 
Craig

 


Hey Craig - Many thanks for the technical advice and moral support as I was getting this deal done!!!

Best,

Scott

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2 months 2 weeks ago - 2 months 2 weeks ago #256651 by ksliger
Hey Scott, I'm the guy that contacted you about the Hyster winch on that D7E you were working on. I actually own a 977H as well. WOW, the one you got looks nice! Let me know if you don't already have the operator, parts, and service manuals. I can email you mine. FYI, there are a couple of filters on the back that you might want to change, if you haven't done so already. They are on the left and right side in the steering clutch compartments. They are directly behind the rectangular covers on the rear of the machine. There is also a powershift filter and some others you will want to change. Let me know if you need any help and congrats!

Also, how does yours brake? My brakes are completely gone and it needs a brake job. I just haven't got around to it yet. FYI, the brakes are really easy to adjust. I can send you that info if you need it.
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2 months 2 weeks ago #256652 by bulletpruf

Hey Scott, I'm the guy that contacted you about the Hyster winch on that D7E you were working on. I actually own a 977H as well. WOW, the one you got looks nice! Let me know if you don't already have the operator, parts, and service manuals. I can email you mine. FYI, there are a couple of filters on the back that you might want to change, if you haven't done so already. They are on the left and right side in the steering clutch compartments. They are directly behind the rectangular covers on the rear of the machine. There is also a powershift filter and some others you will want to change. Let me know if you need any help and congrats!


It really does look to be in good overall condition, doesn't it?  Sure is a huge change from the roached D7D that I was working on before this.

I do have the parts and service manuals, and the OMI should be here tomorrow.

I'm having steering issues on the left side.  Sure would be nice if changing the filters fixed that.

I do have a few questions - where are the serial numbers on your 977H?  I didn't look real hard but I haven't found any on mine.

Any thoughts on where I should start with steering?  It will steer to the left but just barely. 

Feel free to list what else you'd recommend doing.

Thanks,

Scott

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2 months 2 weeks ago #256657 by ksliger

Hey Scott, I'm the guy that contacted you about the Hyster winch on that D7E you were working on. I actually own a 977H as well. WOW, the one you got looks nice! Let me know if you don't already have the operator, parts, and service manuals. I can email you mine. FYI, there are a couple of filters on the back that you might want to change, if you haven't done so already. They are on the left and right side in the steering clutch compartments. They are directly behind the rectangular covers on the rear of the machine. There is also a powershift filter and some others you will want to change. Let me know if you need any help and congrats!

It really does look to be in good overall condition, doesn't it?  Sure is a huge change from the roached D7D that I was working on before this.

I do have the parts and service manuals, and the OMI should be here tomorrow.

I'm having steering issues on the left side.  Sure would be nice if changing the filters fixed that.

I do have a few questions - where are the serial numbers on your 977H?  I didn't look real hard but I haven't found any on mine.

Any thoughts on where I should start with steering?  It will steer to the left but just barely. 

Feel free to list what else you'd recommend doing.

Thanks,

Scott

You should be able to find the SN on the left rear of the machine. Mine is covered up by a piece of metal and I can't see it. If the engine is original, you should also be able to find the SN on the engine block. I believe it's on the left side of the machine towards the rear of the engine. I have narrowed mine down to a specific range, so I'm just going with 53A5555 for mine. I'll post a picture below that shows the locations.

For the steering, I think I would start with the easiest stuff first. First, check the lubricant level on the left and right steering clutch compartments. Each side has a dipstick. This is behind a panel on the rear of the machine. Per the manual, each side takes 16 quarts. Next, check the lubricant level in the hydraulic steering clutch control compartment. It takes 8.5 quarts. It is filled from the top and there is a little plug that you take out for the fill level. Just fill until oil starts coming out of the hole that the plug was in. I have read that the pistons in this compartment are really sensitive and need to be kept very clean. I think you can push on them to make sure they are moving freely.

Next, I would change out the filters in the left and right sides in the clutch compartments. The filters are Cat part number 1R-0729. They supersede the original part number, which is 8H-0847.

Once you get the operator's manual, look at the steering clutch adjustment procedure. There should be 3/16 inch clearance between the piston and roller. You will need to remove an inspection cover on the hydraulic steering clutch control compartment.

While you are in this area of the machine, go ahead and adjust the brakes. There are two triangular brake adjustment covers on the left the right side, near the dipstick. Just take a 9/16 socket wrench and tighten the adjuster all the way down snug. Then back off 1.5 turns.

Do your brake pedals currently give resistance equally on the left and right sides? The left and right pedals serve a dual purpose of actuating the clutch on the first half of travel and then they actuate the brakes on the last half of pedal travel. FYI, I have read several times, not to try to adjust the pedal linkage. That usually just ends up making things worse.

If all else fails, you might need the clutch packs rebuilt but lets hope that some of this low hanging fruit gets things going. 

Let us know how it goes! Best of luck!!

 
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2 months 2 weeks ago #256659 by ksliger
Scott, one more thing. Are you going to put up some YouTube videos of the 977H? Mine has been at my mechanic for several months and I haven't been able to tinker with it. I'd sure love to see some videos of someone else working on theirs!
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