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kcmtoys
Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 9:02:10 PM

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Here is another variation of a Cat D6T Brush dozer with a rear Root Cutter. Root Cutter is hand made brass, and this dozer features a metal grill guard, aux. air conditioner, aux. lights,and full cab screening. Ken

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Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 11:35:32 PM

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Looks good Ken.

Are you an enviromentist, or do you work for a living?
kcmtoys
Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 12:03:26 AM

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JTL wrote:
Looks good Ken.


Thanks JTL, These make a perfect mid size machine.

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Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 12:21:35 AM
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Nice work Ken! Machine looks fantastic!
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Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 1:01:40 AM

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Gorgeous custom! Thanks so much for sharing.

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Campmb
Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 8:20:30 AM
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Outstanding work Ken! Could you walk us through the process of how you did this stunning work? Did you make the AC unit, fire suppression, lights etc.? By the way it was great to see you and your work at the open house. Mike
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Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 4:54:32 PM

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That is sweet....as the above post...do tell.
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Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017 11:38:51 PM

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Campmb wrote:
Outstanding work Ken! Could you walk us through the process of how you did this stunning work? Did you make the AC unit, fire suppression, lights etc.? By the way it was great to see you and your work at the open house. Mike


Thanks Mike. I cast the air conditioner, the brush rake, and the fire suppression unit (which is two parts). The lights on the top front of the cab come from a parts company in the Netherlands. The screening is stainless steel mesh. I have the doors and templates from another machine that I use for making the screens. I cut them with a tin snips and then trim them with my 2" cut off saw. The stainless steel mesh will hold its form when you bend it. I remove the ripper, and machine it to fit the the two cutter arm holders, which are two pieces of brass tube, cut, and soldered together. I bevel the edge on the cutter blade, machine two slots in it, and solder the upright brackets in and bolt them into the brackets. Two slots have to be cut into the bottom rear of the body to allow the cutter to raise up higher.(as on the real machine) I had to add a new cylinder to allow for a longer travel and added the hydraulic lines. I cast the grill guard on the front. I added the hydraulic hoses to the lift and the angle cylinders, the beacon light, the GPS unit, and the decals. I install the root rake and root cutter with 080 button head screws.Teeth




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Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017 11:48:38 PM

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Thank you everyone for your comments, I appreciate them.Applause Ken




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Campmb
Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 7:35:57 AM
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Thanks for the reply Ken. That's a tremendous amount of work on that model! You certainly can turn an ordinary model into something special. Your skill level is over the top. Looking forward to seeing more upcoming projects. Mike
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Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 9:48:22 AM

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Very nice dozer. I can't say I have ever seen a root cutter

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kcmtoys
Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 1:33:27 PM

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Brush dozers are used a lot in Texas, Oklahoma, and other states for land clearing. EMD makes a Cat D8 version with a large Holt Root Rake. Here are a couple of pictures of root cutters mounted on dozers.

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Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 1:39:42 PM

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Campmb wrote:
Thanks for the reply Ken. That's a tremendous amount of work on that model! You certainly can turn an ordinary model into something special. Your skill level is over the top. Looking forward to seeing more upcoming projects. Mike




Do you have a dozer in the works yet Mike? Whistle Silenced Ken




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Campmb
Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 4:22:34 PM
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Maybe some time Ken. Right now I've got my hands full working on a 335F. All the twists on the hydraulic lines is driving me nuts! I'm making progress, but slow. Maybe I'll E mail you some pictures soon. Don't have any way to post pictures on the forum. Mike
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