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    New scrap project

    Something new and big to cut up, neighbour sold this property and needs it gone.



    The art of survival is a story that never ends. American Hustle.

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    That's gonna take some work. Good luck and keep us posted

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragstoriches View Post
    That's gonna take some work. Good luck and keep us posted
    The crawler was rescued and found a new home with someone willing to restore it back to its original condition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alloy2 View Post
    The crawler was rescued and found a new home with someone willing to restore it back to its original condition.
    That is good news. My first thought when I saw it was it might be easy to get running again. You can't break an anvil.

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    I'm really curious if you could get it running. That would be awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunkverse View Post
    I'm really curious if you could get it running. That would be awesome!
    The new owner is working at it, he and another guy made some smoke. Fuel lines needed to be replaced, totally rotten.

    $1000.00 to purchase.
    $300.00 for a new pair of 6 volt battery's.
    $1500.00 new hydraulic hoses custom made.
    $1000.00 for used hydraulic pump coming from a USA supplier. freight not yet determined.

    He'll need gear lube to top off the final drives and transmission, antifreeze and hydraulic oil, most of the track pads are loose and will probably need the bolts replaced.

    The pad bolts are grade 11 not something he'll pick up from Napa, these will have to be purchased from a company that deals in undercarriage.

    Th crawler has some history, built in 1943, engine model designates it as Royal Canadian Engineers WWII equipment, more than likely came to Canada under the Lend Lease program.

    At the end of the war sold as surplus equipment.

    I would lay odds that our HD7W was used at the WWII German POW camp and has since not ventured far from home as you can see from the map Horod where the cat now resides is not far from Whitewater.

    Whitewater was a labour camp for German prisoners-of-war in Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba. Operating from 1943 to 1945, the camp was built on the northeast shore of Whitewater Lake, approximately 300 kilometres (190 mi) north-west of Winnipeg. The camp consisted of fifteen buildings and housed 440 to 450 prisoners of war.





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    Similar crawler used as reference, the pump, tank and spool valve are what's being replaced.


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    The 1943 crawler is an Alis Chalmers HD7W, the engine used is a 3 cylinder Detroit two stroke diesel. The cab looks very professional, have not been able to find another HD of any size with a cab.

    The 71 series of Detroit diesels have a very distinctive sound, log skidders working in the forest can be heard for miles. My Michigan wheel loader had a 4/71.

    GM made these engines in the following configurations 2/71, 3/71, 4/71, 6/71, 6V/71, 8V/71, 12V/71 and 16V/71 regardless the number of cylinders a piston or cylinder liner, rod bearing would fit one and all in the series.


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