bulldozer unstuck.

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mlaclaire
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bulldozer unstuck.

Post by mlaclaire » Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:49 pm

I was clearing an area for an orchard. Little did I kn=ow there was an old cellar hole full of brush and water/clay mud. I started pussing the "brush pile" when the front blade of the 1960 era CAT D7E SN/48A6151 and the front end dropped into the hole. A surprise for sure. I was almost tossed over the levers and out onto the hood into the smoke stack. Luckily my foot got stuck behind one of the brake peddles and that held me in. After a few attempts to back out I started to remember a few old time logger tricks I learned from my Father and grand father ( they were old wood cutters who use horses to haul logs out. So i had a few logs and some 70 tensile chain. i wrapped the chain around the log several times until the hooks lined up with the center tracks. We/Rebecca my Daughter and I then slid the grab hooks onto the track pads. As I backed up the chains pulled the log with the chains under the back of the bulldozer up and onto the log and when I hit the tipping point and the rear of the tracks hit solid ground there was one epic long sigh of relief. Now I have the same machine sitting with one track off. Thankfully not in the mud. It did snap the chain in two places but compared to getting another BIG machine to dig and pull me out it was worth it.
Proud owner of JD450 Tilt Dozer: Cat D-7 Dozer, Walden 7000 loader.

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