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Claus
Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2019 10:19:15 PM

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I never really thought about this until I watched a couple of youtube videos on the NZG Cat 988B. The Conrad Dresser 560B blows it away in about every aspect or that's my opinion anyways.
I have spent many hours in the cabs of 560Bs, not so much in a 988B. Sorry about the shadows.






Claus
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Quinella
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You talking about the models or the real machines? As far as the model, I love the 560B. One shortcoming of it is though, the left front headlight seems to always be missing on the used versions for sale on Ebay.
George Hiram
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DHS has replacement lites
Weserhutte
Posted: Monday, January 07, 2019 10:21:42 PM
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The Conrad 560Bs are certainly superior models in every metric compared to the NZG 988B. It is actually the second 560 produced in 1:50. Back in the International Payloader days, there was a 560 model produced in Germany, but it's not nearly as nice as the Conrad models.

What I find amazing about the 560 is that it is still available today in its basic form with the cab attached to the front of the machine as the Dressta 560 Extra. Some manufacturers produced loaders like this early on but quickly went to the cab mounted to the rear design. It's certainly a different operating perspective going from one style to the other.
Quinella
Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 12:33:58 AM

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George Hiram wrote:
DHS has replacement lites


Chuck doesn't have anymore on his website.
Exkvate3140
Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 4:04:10 AM
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Claus I had a 988B in my gravel bank, it is a powerful machine and great to operate. When I was going thru college i worked for a developer who had a 560B and I had a little bit of time in the seat loading trucks with stockpiled fill, so really didn’t get to see what it could do. It did seem like a nice machine however the owner did not like it and replaced it with an older model 980.
Steve

Quinella very observant, missing left front headlights on the used versions for sale on eBay. Maybe that is why Conrad put a second set on the roof knowing full well that when they hit eBay as used, they would be missing on the left hand side. Also I believe Claus was talking about the real machines because I don’t think he would be able to fit in a 1/50 scale 560B cab, but I could be mistaken. Claus may have some of that magic dust his relative Santa uses to get small and make it down the chimney.
Steve
brian falcone
Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 9:07:54 AM

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AA Wrecking in Johnston ri had a 560 loader. The guys I spoke with loved it. Theres a granite monument company in smithfield that has a 560b snd it's never been in dirt. Just used to move granite slabs into the shop. It's in mint shape but the engine has been removed for whatever reason.
kcmtoys
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Here is the 1st Cat 988 Airport Snowplow I made 20+ years ago.

988 snowplow 1 by Ken Wheeler, on Flickr"/>


988 snowplow 2 by Ken Wheeler, on Flickr"/>

Here is a Dresser 560 Airport snowplow I made after the 988.

560 snowplow by Ken Wheeler, on Flickr"/>

One day, I'm going to put a 30' blade on a Cat 834.Whistle Ken




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Claus
Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 11:00:25 PM

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Nice work Ken.Smile
Quinella
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Ken: What color are those handrails? They look red or orange. If so, why? airport regs?
Exkvate3140
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Brian I use to see that 560B all the time, but have not been that way in a while, that’s amazing that they still have hit. I have never seen it running it was always parked when I went by the granite company.
Steve

Ken nice customs of the airport plows can you give us a little of information on the plows, they look great.
Steve

Quinella how about learning how to use the up arrows on your keyboard.
RI
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Quinella wrote:
Ken: What color are those handrails? They look red or orange. If so, why? airport regs?


Q, they are red. Ken was bored...d'oh!






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kcmtoys
Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2019 2:55:34 PM

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Thanks Claus. Steve, blades are made from copper and brass and I added a few custom parts I made. The 560 blade has neoprene rubber on the top and bottom and is lettered for Chicago's O'hare Airport.Shhh











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Quinella
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kcmtoys wrote:
Quinella wrote:
Ken: What color are those handrails? They look red or orange. If so, why? airport regs?


Q, they are red. Ken was board...d'oh!




Ken: You should spell "bored" in this fashion for this comment!!! It's bad enough that exkvate cannot spell at all. Next, where are the headlights for the left side?
kcmtoys
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Quinella wrote:
kcmtoys wrote:
Quinella wrote:
Ken: What color are those handrails? They look red or orange. If so, why? airport regs?


Q, they are red. Ken was board...d'oh!




Ken: You should spell "bored" in this fashion for this comment!!! It's bad enough that exkvate cannot spell at all. Next, where are the headlights for the left side?


It's there,can't see it in the picture. Just a single metal light on each side.








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Exkvate3140
Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 5:47:02 AM
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Ken are we to believe that you bought your 560B used, and off eBay. Also the nerve of some old people on this forum correcting you on your spelling when they don’t even know how to operate the up arrows on a keyboard, I guess it’s just a North Carolina thing like not having any hair on your head. Did I mention old people?

Ken thanks for sharing the information on the plow blades, the neoprene looks real good on the 560B, I am going to have a question for you later on the the dump trailers that run in Florida.
Steve
Quinella
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Exkvate3140 wrote:
Ken are we to believe that you bought your 560B used, and off eBay. Also the nerve of some old people on this forum correcting you on your spelling when they don’t even know how to operate the up arrows on a keyboard, I guess it’s just a North Carolina thing like not having any hair on your head. Did I mention old people?

Ken thanks for sharing the information on the plow blades, the neoprene looks real good on the 560B, I am going to have a question for you later on the the dump trailers that run in Florida.
Steve


Steve: You remind me of my sister's doll when she was young. It was called "Chatty Kathy". It had a string attached to her chest, and when you pulled the string , she made some remark, like, "My name is Chatty Kathy, or," Would you like to play today". My sister kept pulling that string. The dang thing never shut up. One day my sister lost Chatty Kathy. She was found a block away in the street with her head smashed in. Funny thing is, she was still talking!!!! I was out of town that day riding in a cabover. End of story.
Exkvate3140
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Quinella how do you so much about dolls, was it really your sisters? Or did you just like to pull the string because it was on your dolls chest. Makes people wonder. Anyway I hope you found the girls who smashed your Chatty Cathy dolls head in.
Steve
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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 11:53:42 PM

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kcmtoys wrote:
Here is the 1st Cat 988 Airport Snowplow I made 20+ years ago.

988 snowplow 1 by Ken Wheeler, on Flickr"/>


988 snowplow 2 by Ken Wheeler, on Flickr"/>

Here is a Dresser 560 Airport snowplow I made after the 988.

560 snowplow by Ken Wheeler, on Flickr"/>

One day, I'm going to put a 30' blade on a Cat 834.Whistle Ken




Speaking of the 560 and snow plows, here is one I made in December during the holidays, for my HO 560. I have also made a snow bucket, but I haven't made pictures since:

Plow1 by Ironstef70, on Flickr

Plow2 by Ironstef70, on Flickr

Stephane



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