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cat20
Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 8:34:21 PM
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sd90
Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2018 12:58:53 AM

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Wished they would put the Rome plough blade on type used in Vietnam that
wold be great .
Leon.
Mr. Scholz
Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2018 2:15:47 PM
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Great news.

Leon, as I was reading the topic head, I was just thinking of the Rome Plows aswell. But regarding the scale model has an angle-blade, it's not to far away from a Rome Plow. Just add a stinger and the cutting edge and you go. The protective jungle cab looks like a lot more of custom work, though...
Dex
Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2018 2:30:59 PM

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Hmmm, this could make a nice foundation for a D7G conversion. Hopefully the tracks aren't actually as puny as they look in that grainy photo.
sd90
Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 6:45:24 AM

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Mr. Scholz wrote:
Great news.

Leon, as I was reading the topic head, I was just thinking of the Rome Plows aswell. But regarding the scale model has an angle-blade, it's not to far away from a Rome Plow. Just add a stinger and the cutting edge and you go. The protective jungle cab looks like a lot more of custom work, though...


Hi Mr Scholz.
I will have a go at making the jungle cab it does not look to hard to make up from the pictures
that I have from the Dozer in Vietnam , they look like the have been built on site to no
Specs in particular just as strong as they can get them made.
As you say the stinger should not be to difficult to make.
Leon.
Barkerjoh
Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 10:49:03 AM

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Not to sound dumb or youthful. But can someone explain the jungle cab. Is it some form of cage surrounding? remember my era is desert storm as a kid.
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 12:00:38 PM

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Barkerjoh
Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 12:08:26 PM

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Thanks Ken. Doesn’t look like a tough build to make. Blade looks pretty sweet.
kcmtoys
Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 1:30:16 PM

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Barkerjoh wrote:
Thanks Ken. Doesn’t look like a tough build to make. Blade looks pretty sweet.




The only hard part is the blade. It needs to slope out at the bottom, sort of a carry dozer.


Rome Plow 3 by Ken Wheeler, on Flickr"/>








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cat20
Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 7:19:37 PM
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There are some other photos on another site that shows it has a double drum rear cable control on the rear. Doesn't look functional.

A hydraulic blade and rear cable control was the basic setup for that tractor as ordered by the US military. Some also had a rear winch.
sd90
Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 7:54:27 PM

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Hi All,

There is a really good book written
by , Terry T Browm.
SP-5 United States Army
Anatomy of a U.S. Army
Land clearing Team.
Clearing Vietnam.

He discribes everything about the Cat dozers used and the things they had to
Endor in Vietnam well worth a read .
Leon.


kcmtoys
Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 9:07:58 PM

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sd90 wrote:
Hi All,

There is a really good book written
by , Terry T Browm.
SP-5 United States Army
Anatomy of a U.S. Army
Land clearing Team.
Clearing Vietnam.

He discribes everything about the Cat dozers used and the things they had to
Endor in Vietnam well worth a read .
Leon.



Thanks Leon. I just ordered it from Amazon.






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sd90
Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 9:29:08 PM

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kcmtoys wrote:
sd90 wrote:
Hi All,

There is a really good book written
by , Terry T Browm.
SP-5 United States Army
Anatomy of a U.S. Army
Land clearing Team.
Clearing Vietnam.

He discribes everything about the Cat dozers used and the things they had to
Endor in Vietnam well worth a read .
Leon.



Thanks Leon. I just ordered it from Amazon.


You will enjoy this once I started reading ,very had to put down.
Bought many memories back to me being
Vet Sapper.
If you search you tube for the Jungle Eaters 1&2
there are are videos of these guys in action.
Lest we forget ,
Leon .



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