Posted 5 years ago
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