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Title: Cat 1947 D68U still at it
Post by: ianoz on January 01, 2012, 09:56:30 AM
 I know bob has a 8u . Here a couple of photos of ours doing some stickraking .
(http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/2084/1000620f.jpg)
(http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/4827/1000619b.jpg)
(http://img804.imageshack.us/img804/8121/1000618a.jpg)
(http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/4489/1000615.jpg)
(http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/2945/1000612kv.jpg)


Title: Re: Cat 1947 D68U still at it
Post by: Bob on January 02, 2012, 06:54:05 PM
Nice! I like the cable control on it. Yours looks a little newer than the one that dad has.


Title: Re: Cat 1947 D68U still at it
Post by: ianoz on January 03, 2012, 04:52:08 PM
Hi Bob , I doubt if your dads is older . This old girl is a 1947 model . First year of the series build . Has an oil clutch  retro fitted though .


Title: Re: Cat 1947 D68U still at it
Post by: Bob on January 06, 2012, 07:41:47 PM
I guess it could only be months older if anything. I don't remember it's year, but I'm thinking 49. I'll have to run the serial number someday to find out for sure. I think the hardnose makes yours look newer thats all. Dad's has a LaPlante Choate blade and it just has a grillguard, no hardnose.


Bob


Title: Re: Cat 1947 D68U still at it
Post by: ianoz on January 08, 2012, 05:44:45 AM
Hi Bob , I don't know about the US tractors , But all the Australian ones with Cable blades i have seen have the hard nose to mount the top Pulley block from . This is my Dads D69U, Photo is from 1974 ,so it is a bit iffy in quality .Not Sure on the year of Dads ,but it had a front mounted PCU .