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New Seat for Dozer

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This topic contains 5 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  Little_Grizzly 3 weeks, 1 day ago.

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  • #47217

    Little_Grizzly
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    As a reward for enduring all the difficulties I’ve had, I decided to reward myself with a new seat for the dozer. :whistle:

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    Tinbender
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    I need to do the same. It would also help if I got rid of all the crap in the tractor shed. It’s big enough for three tractors, but doesn’t have room for one! :wacko:

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    Well the seat came attached to another dozer. I figure I’ll wear out the dozer then transfer the seat over to the Yuchai. ;-)

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    Tinbender
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    Good luck wearing that thing out. I’m thinking YOUR seat will wear out first! :yes:

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    Bob Rooks
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    Congratulations Grizz! :yahoo:   :yahoo:

    Segmented sprockets, real rock guards, swing frame covers, planetary final drives, a real powershift transmission with a torque converter, and no steering/brake linkage. It’s like I always say – “You have to go through hell to get to heaven”. No doubt you’ve already tried it out and found it rides much better too. That doesn’t look like a tractor seat, it looks more like a recliner :good: It needs a cup holder. A far cry from the ones I worked on in the ’60’s. You’re going to love it.

    Yuchai dozer, Mustang skid steer, Mitsubishi mini-ex, Dual Dozer w/twin laser receivers, '50 Ford COE transit mixer.

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    Thanks for the kind words. It really feels like a resolution to a whole lot of issues. I’m under no delusion that this will be problem free but the starting point is a whole lot better.

    The dealer asked me why I was turning in so many circles left and right. I said it was because my last dozer didn’t turn at all. :yahoo:

    No powerahift here Bob. This is full dual- path hystat! You change ground speed with a little thumb wheel on the left joystick.

    My first job will be to go rescue the Yuchai. It never made it to its “job site” before the oil pressure problem. I’m going to let my kids tear it apart so they can learn about engines and gears and such. Most of it will get buried on site with the bigger parts coming back out for iron scrap.

    With that, I think I should say goodbye to a great group of people. Everyone on here has been so helpful and patient. I know I had a lot of dumb questions but I had to learn from scratch from you guys.

    I wish I had the words to say how utterly embarrassing this experience has been. I know now that I was taken for a fool buy those Keno fellas. I’m sure you all saw it but were too kind to say anything. Most of the time in my life I know ten times more than the salesman. In this case I had to trust them and it was badly misplaced.

    I had to trust the Cat salesman but this time I backed it up with service records, oil reports (thanks Bob), a bit of test driving and most importantly a 5 year warranty!

    I’m still as green as they come but I’ve learned a whole lot from you guys. Thank you so much.

    Keep playing in the dirt,

    Griz

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