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89cxsport
Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2013 3:44:14 PM

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not sure if this has been posted yet I do not recall it, sorry if this a repost.
http://youtu.be/aT2gFlmiVuE

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Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2013 4:53:00 PM

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correct me if im wrong but was that the "one of" 994 loader with monobooom that pushed the dipper into place ? the lack of decals and large size made me wonder. looks much bigger than the 992g.
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Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2013 6:17:37 PM

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brian falcone wrote:
correct me if im wrong but was that the "one of" 994 loader with monobooom that pushed the dipper into place ? the lack of decals and large size made me wonder. looks much bigger than the 992g.


It is a 994, It's to big to be a 992 or 993. I've never seen one with a monoboom, Custom, Prototype?



(Edit) It's a 994G it was a prototype, They couldn't get the boom strong enough so it never went into production.



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89cxsport
Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2013 10:08:43 PM

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I did not notice that the loader was a monoboom.

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Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2013 11:23:22 PM

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Makes ya wonder what else is working around there, that Cat R&D comes up with, but never gets to the field follow stage.

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Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013 5:37:58 AM

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I remember seeing some pics of that prototype 994 floating around awhile back. Looks to me like a 992G front on a 994 chassis. No wonder it couldn't hold up.
Awesome video though Smiley

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Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013 7:35:38 AM

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JTL wrote:
I remember seeing some pics of that prototype 994 floating around awhile back. Looks to me like a 992G front on a 994 chassis. No wonder it couldn't hold up.
Awesome video though Smiley


Definently not a 992G front on there, it was all designed 994 size from the start and there was actually 2 of them. The one off stuff at TPG and other Cat proving grounds over the years would be enough to fill another Caterpillar Chronicle size book, getting the info and being allowed to publish it could be a challenge though!!
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2013 7:45:11 PM

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Seems like these 'Cat' shovels are all utilizing the hydraulic dipper design......would be neat to see on the TWH models.
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2013 8:37:28 PM

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WCollins wrote:
(Edit) It's a 994G it was a prototype, They couldn't get the boom strong enough so it never went into production.


Paul R, Cutter, and some of the longer-tenured forum members will remember a guy who used to post as "Johnn", as well as his obsession with the 994G. He used to insist that CAT was working on a monoboom 994, and got ridiculed - just like Linus and his Great Pumpkin - and even though he was the biggest pest of all time, it appears that he was right. Who would have thought?
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2013 10:05:24 PM

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JohnGalt wrote:
WCollins wrote:
(Edit) It's a 994G it was a prototype, They couldn't get the boom strong enough so it never went into production.


Paul R, Cutter, and some of the longer-tenured forum members will remember a guy who used to post as "Johnn", as well as his obsession with the 994G. He used to insist that CAT was working on a monoboom 994, and got ridiculed - just like Linus and his Great Pumpkin - and even though he was the biggest pest of all time, it appears that he was right. Who would have thought?


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a Cutter
Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 3:00:01 AM

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Yeah he posted one of those pictures if I'm not mistaken just before his final boot.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 3:25:09 PM

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Good old johnn.....it wasnt so much that noone believed him....he just wouldn't stop . And remember how mad he got when the 994f was released with twin arms??? He even spammed up another forun whinning about it. While we are on the subject....did cat have a large loader prototype built along the same style as the first 988 and 992 loaders but was much larger ? I think the 992c ended up filling the size but I thought I read they had built a large machine using the same style boom and linkage as ccms 988 loader.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 4:08:40 PM

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brian falcone wrote:
While we are on the subject....did cat have a large loader prototype built along the same style as the first 988 and 992 loaders but was much larger ? I think the 992c ended up filling the size but I thought I read they had built a large machine using the same style boom and linkage as ccms 988 loader.


Yes they did make a prototype 994



It was quite a machine it had a V12 D348 and was electric drive and it had a ejector bucket, It was designed to use beadless tires only. It never made it past the large scale concept model.

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a Cutter
Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2013 3:33:47 AM

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WCollins wrote:
brian falcone wrote:
While we are on the subject....did cat have a large loader prototype built along the same style as the first 988 and 992 loaders but was much larger ? I think the 992c ended up filling the size but I thought I read they had built a large machine using the same style boom and linkage as ccms 988 loader.


Yes they did make a prototype 994


It was quite a machine it had a V12 D348 and was electric drive and it had a ejector bucket, It was designed to use beadless tires only. It never made it past the large scale concept model.


Great photo and bit of history. That would make for an excellent miniature.
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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2013 8:33:00 AM

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JohnGalt wrote:
WCollins wrote:
(Edit) It's a 994G it was a prototype, They couldn't get the boom strong enough so it never went into production.


Paul R, Cutter, and some of the longer-tenured forum members will remember a guy who used to post as "Johnn", as well as his obsession with the 994G. He used to insist that CAT was working on a monoboom 994, and got ridiculed - just like Linus and his Great Pumpkin - and even though he was the biggest pest of all time, it appears that he was right. Who would have thought?


Yep,
remember him alright! Going back a while that is but finally proven right!

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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2013 7:19:15 PM

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I felt bad years ago because I couldn’t come to Johnn’s defense due to disclosure agreements about secret information. I wasn’t sure at the time where he was getting his information, but knew at the time he wasn’t totally wrong.

I operated the first 994X Monoboom in 1997 at the Tucson Proving Grounds.

There’s plenty of information out there about the machine now so it’s not a secret anymore. In regards to all the other development machines; only time will tell. It’s an awesome place to work!Cool
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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2013 8:54:05 PM

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Ohh the secrets you must know! Thanks for sharing Randy.


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RANDY, welcome back!!!! Thanks for the contribution to the forum. Your friend, Graham

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Posted: Saturday, February 23, 2013 12:50:30 AM
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Randy

Welcome, and thanks for clearing up some of the history of that machine.

Great to hear from you

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