High Track Dozer No 3

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Project by Pjonesy posted 10-28-2019 01:43 AM 519 views 1 time favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have just finished my third Hi track Dozer, this time with a few more modifications.
This time I have tried to make the inside of the cab more realistic like a Cat D 9R with offset pedals, air con vents and appropriate control levers.
The exhaust now has an operating flap that requires a steady hand to make.
The blade now has an extension to the top with the associated framework to hold it there.
Lights have now been installed atop the blade lifting hydraulic rams.
Cabin doors now open and shut with the locking mechanism in a gusset at the bottom of the doors. The handles are non working because the door frames are to small and angled so as to make it impossible to do.
The track grippers are housed into the track segments and all the axle pegs are recessed into the wheels and wheel carriers.
The drive gear hubs now have a row of dowel (bolts) around the perimeter to look more realistic.
Blade tilt hydraulic rams now have a hexagonal end piece to look more like the real thing.
Main timber used is NZ Kauri, Walnut and Mahogany tracks. Interior is Holly and rippers and minor parts are Cherry.
This one is for me until someone makes me an offer I can’t refuse.

-- Don't tell me it can't be done.

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#1 posted 10-28-2019 01:50 AM

SO! SO!! NICE!!!
The details are over the top!!!!
Love the track rivets and the exhaust now has a rain flap. Way cool!

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#2 posted 10-28-2019 02:10 AM

Wow! Love all that beautiful detail and those tracks and so nice! Great work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 10-28-2019 02:16 AM

Absolutely gorgeous craftsmanship Peter.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#4 posted 10-28-2019 04:37 AM

Long time no hear Pj’... man of few words…, but a master of talent!

This looks like it was taken with an external camera,

WOT! No inbuilt CCTV?... maybe No.4!

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#5 posted 10-28-2019 05:02 AM

Just not enough words to describe how nice that Dozer is. Nice job.

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#6 posted 10-28-2019 08:44 AM

As close to perfection as one can get. The level of thinking here necessary to plan out a build like this is beyond my grasp. WOW!

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: It is wiser to find out, than to suppose (S. Clemens)

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#7 posted 10-28-2019 09:13 AM

Magnificant work, I adore those maschines and vehicles you make!

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#8 posted 10-28-2019 10:24 AM

Really cool toy!

-- Jolien Brebels, Belgium,

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#9 posted 10-28-2019 10:53 AM

Very nice and great details.

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#10 posted 10-28-2019 11:05 AM

It’s a beauty and no mistake.

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#11 posted 10-28-2019 11:55 AM

Amazing work. Such detail. Well done!

-- Petey

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#12 posted 10-28-2019 12:16 PM

Very nice indeed.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#13 posted 10-28-2019 01:32 PM

WOW Peter over the top again as it is with all your models simply love the stack cap and the track are so realistic GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#14 posted 10-28-2019 01:55 PM

Just a fantastic Build Great job

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#15 posted 10-28-2019 05:21 PM

the only thing it lacks is a little black smoke coming out of the open stack – oh and an operator

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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