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Re: Casey the Bulldozer - Official Work Thread
« Reply #30 on: October 14, 2021, 10:05:17 AM »
It has been a few years, but time to move this thread up to the top. Casey has been toiling away since its arrival with only some minor repairs. In order to continue using the machine, we need to invest in its future. We are doing that this year.

The most wear items on a dozer is the blade and under carriage. While the track pads are ok, the chains they bolt to are worn out. The bushings are gone around the pins and there is sideward play in the chain allowing it to fall off easily. I had been passively looking for new chains but kept coming up empty. That is until I was handed a magazine that had used equipment in it. There was a parts broker that had an ad that was in NH I contacted, and found us what is possibly the last 2 chains in the country. They arrived at my work yesterday.



We plan on replacing the bottom rollers, and he is getting a price for me for those.

Some may ask why repair instead of replace. Simple. This dozer fits our equipment car, and can be put almost anywhere along the railroad. Plus replacing it with something similar would be expensive. Money better spent on other projects or equipment.

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« Reply #31 on: October 14, 2021, 10:12:47 AM »
I would say something about a "chain letter," but that would start a chain of posts about bad puns.

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Re: Casey the Bulldozer - Official Work Thread
« Reply #32 on: October 14, 2021, 10:40:02 AM »
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Some may ask why repair instead of replace. Simple. This dozer fits our equipment car, and can be put almost anywhere along the railroad. Plus replacing it with something similar would be expensive. Money better spent on other projects or equipment.

Also, while the machinery we own and maintain is not "period appropriate" to 1894-1933, there is a certain charm to seeing older construction equipment toiling away at a museum.
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Re: Casey the Bulldozer - Official Work Thread
« Reply #33 on: October 14, 2021, 11:41:13 AM »
It is antique, built in 1966, give or take a few years... And the smaller size does not dwarf our railroad equipment.
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« Reply #34 on: October 14, 2021, 01:33:16 PM »
Not to get too far off-topic, but our wheel loader is a real gem too. Once customers experienced the agility of an articulated loader in the 1960's, the rigid-frame concept was not long for this world.

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« Reply #35 on: October 14, 2021, 09:45:03 PM »
That one we believe is a 1968. It received a lot of attention over about a year ago, getting finished up over the winter with new brakes and a few other parts to keep it going.
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Re: Casey the Bulldozer - Official Work Thread
« Reply #36 on: October 14, 2021, 10:30:13 PM »
Back in 2015 (bottom of page 1 & top of page 2) Brendan said . . .

what year was the Case built?

1973

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Re: Casey the Bulldozer - Official Work Thread
« Reply #37 on: October 15, 2021, 09:05:46 AM »
That is what we were told, but the serial number has since revealed it is older. And looking it up again just now, it is actually a 1965.
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