have started to take the loader off the Cat in preparation of putting in
the garage this winter. We have taken the bucket and dump arms
off. We have new rails and sprockets for it and have to dig into the
Diesel engine and find out what is wrong with it.
loader arms and hydraulic rams were the next to go. Then
the hood, grill and hydraulic oil tank came off.
|Finally got all the loader components off and after some cleaning are
going to be ready to take the Cat apart. According to the Cat manual
we have, the complete loader assembly weighs in at 6,000 lbs! The
complete Cat with loader weighs 19,000 lbs!
rented a steam power washer and cleaned up the Cat in preparation for some
significant repair work.
have the old rails off. We used the oxy-acetylene torch to remove the pads
from the rails, all the bolts were shot.
you can see the supervisors for the project. That is my uncle in the
foreground, and my Dad behind him.
undercarriages are removed.
undercarriages. The rollers are in good shape, but one idler is in
need of repair. We are not sure what is wrong with it, going to have
to disassemble it to find the problem.
radiator and the fuel tank/seat are off. There was 4 inches of water
in the clutch compartment from the power washing we gave the Cat before we
brought it inside. There was also a gallon of water in the
transmission from sitting outside for years. We have discovered that
the brake pads are work out, but have replacements ready in the
wings. There was an inch of gunk in the fuel filter housing when we
tried to drain the housing.