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Here is one of the latest projects to come off the workbench. It started as a 1:16 scale John Deere 430 crawler made by Ertl. First the dozer was taken apart



then I took the original track assembly and added a new motor, radiator, gas tank, and the original seat.





After I got this far I decided I wanted a blade on it with the overhead cable system, so after a little time and a few pieces of brass later







And here are a few close up photos






Ready for some paint


After I sprayed on some primer I almost decided to keep it gray like the older Cat Sixty dozers, But then I decided keep it yellow like planned

Here it is en route to the Loyet Logging Company


And here are a few final photos





Here is a close up of the original winch. It has since been removed and rebuilt to work as a winch for a Hyster Log Arch which will be posted soon.


For any rivet counters out there I know this is not accurate to a real Caterpillar Sixty, but with the Ten Foot Rule it works for me. If anyone has any questions feel free to ask. Hope you enjoyed.

Thanks,
Aaron
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Man that is one sweet job.
I hate to sound critical but I have to ask, is that really how the plow is attached? Everything else looks so real I thought for an instant I was looking at the real thing.
 

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Aaron,
That is one fine project. I love the variations in those old cable dozer rigs.
I have been kicking around ideas for some Cat 60's
and how to build them. I think my problem has been solved:)/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/tongue.gif.
As for rivit counting, with the only models of 60's being very limited and
costing out at 300+ dollars each this is a very acceptable solution.
Thanks for posting.
Rick Marty
 

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Thanks for the replies guys.

Richard, they did attach the blades like this on some Caterpillars. The blade is attached kinda crude on my model but it will have to do until I have more time to take it apart and rework it.

Joe, The motor I picked up at a Farm Toy show this year for a couple of dollars. It came out of another John Deere tractor. I then built an air cleaner out of spare brass tubing and added it. As far as scale goes I would say it is probably closer to 1:22.5 than 1:20.3 but none of my equipment is close to scale so it will have to do.

I will be posting some pictures of my logging arch built for the Caterpillar Sixty shortly.

Thanks,
Aaron
 
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