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    Posted 5 years ago

    jpzank
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    Just completed IH TD-30 Tandem Dozer. Patterned after the real Caterpillar DD9 (fourth picture). IH never built one, but if they had I believe it would have been a great machine.

    Using two Nylint IH Dozers, I had to hand-build an extended rear hitch for the front dozer and a rather complicated connecting 'yoke' for the rear dozer. I used the 'ball and socket' from a discarded GPS unit mount - it was perfect. The rear dozer oscillates very smoothly and accurately in every direction.

    The PETER KIEWIT CONSTRUCTION COMPANY from Omaha, NE had two of the Caterpillar DD9 Tandem Dozers, and I grew up very close to Omaha, so I saw their equipment often. After removing the seat from the rear dozer and fashioning a replacement panel, I thought it a good idea to add some of the Kiewit decals.

    Finished it up with handbuilt front dozer blade hydraulic cylinders and a nice umbrella to protect the operator from a long day in the sun. I'm happy with the finished model. Enjoy. James

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    Comments

    1. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      That's very clever. The last photo makes me want a go at playing!!
    2. AzTom AzTom, 5 years ago
      Very nice.
    3. jpzank jpzank, 5 years ago
      Thanks, fellas. It was a fun project, but also a lot of work!

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