Caterpillar D9

Old Caterpillar D9 pushin some dirt

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Author Trevorz Zealley ( ago)
Best bit of technology on the old 9 is sitting in the seat wearing a hat .
Still working well , despite having clocked up thousands of hours I bet ,
the operator I mean , he`s got the experience , the 9`s got none . But it
sure is a fine 9 .

Author maria cristina palla (929 years ago)

Author decaid53 ( ago)
Never seen a D9 moving so fast. Most low drives are so worn down and
superanuated that they got to be nursed in slow motion pushing wet grass!

Author Brad Sullivan ( ago)
Rolling thunder! ; )

Author cnote4461 ( ago)
Cool Clip..the shot at the end with it pushin' dirt up the mound during
sunset was great!!!

Author generationll ( ago)
The 286hp D9 was first shown in 1954.Great shot a 2:02

Author stealthbomberjacket ( ago)
that's pretty neat How those he keep that blade lever to the ground and
nice work on the mountain pile

Author dieseldave71 ( ago)
Pull the sprockets and press on the ones that take segments, or cut the
rims off the existing ones and weld on the ring that accepts the segments.
I never converted a D9 but I did the D6 in my other vids.

Author Journeyman ( ago)
Thanks Dave, great machine!

Author dieseldave71 ( ago)
1955 was the first year of production for the D9

Author Journeyman ( ago)
Nice video. Does anyone know what was the first year they made them?

Author dieseldave71 (945 years ago)
D9D, 18A series

Author David Gruhot ( ago)
Thats a pretty clean D9. I'm looking at a D7. I'm not sure on the year but
it's the turbo version, with a cable dozer. the skin on the blade is pretty
well toasted and the undercarriage is shot and he wants 2500 bucks for it.

Author dieseldave71 ( ago)
The machine itself is actually pretty quiet in real life. The tracks squeak
like that because they're so worn. I have a good undercarriage for it, but
it's a bunch of work to change it. The sprockets need 100+ tons to get them
off! Maybe this spring I'll get to it...

Author dieseldave71 ( ago)
The D6C was a great machine- one of the best Cats ever made. I've always
had my eye out for a good one at the right price, but for now I make do
with the old D6 9U. I just put a tilt cylinder on the old D6- it worls so
well I'm tempted to put on on the D9.

Author dieseldave71 ( ago)
don't give'em too much respect LOL Lots of chintzy plastic junk and
electronics, nowhere near the quality of the old ones.

Author dieseldave71 ( ago)
Only the little cats are hystats as of now- the D6 and up are still
powershifts like the old ones were. I had a brand new D6T for one of our
jobs this year, and while I'm not sure that I'm sold on the differential
steering it was certainly a more productive machine than my D6 9U LOL. Of
course it's not fair comparing a 100hp 12 ton dozer to a 200hp 25 ton one-
a better match for the new D6 would be a 14A D8 at 191hp and approx 25 ton
working weight.

Author localcrew ( ago)
That left-side idler was looking a little 'bouncy'. Great vid!

Author dieseldave71 ( ago)
me too- most of the time LOL The new ones are fast, productive, and comfy,
but they don't have the soul and personality that the old ones did.

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