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vapor300
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« on: March 16, 2012, 05:32:41 PM »

Heres a few pics of the 6's i have ran, the tier 4, and the 6xw i got brand new

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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2012, 05:52:50 PM »

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also an 8 i got breand new

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not me

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inside of my older 6xl

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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2012, 05:31:53 PM »

Oh the Tier 4 D6T those in warm parts of the world don't know how much they hate cold weather! Powerful little Cat I must say but now a D6 has now been downgraded to working on like a D5 or smaller Cat with the DPF and under the floorboard looking like a hydrostatic machine.
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O Catskiner
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2012, 05:41:25 PM »

Nice set of pics but I find it funny how you guys in the Midwest have rippers on your 6's but none on your 8's
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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2012, 06:14:25 PM »

the tier 4 6's actually have alot of power, ud be surprised! But no they HATE cold weather, its almost like they have lower compression then the older 6's

The ripper deal on the 6's isnt what you think its for, they put rippers on all are finished tractors because they think it makes them more well balanced, which it kinda does but i dont see that big of advatage.

Actually all of are 8's (around 25-30' I'd say all but 8 of them have rippers, the ones that have gps they dont put rippers on
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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2012, 07:22:11 PM »

Funny, all our tier 4 6t's scarifiers are on backorder.  And all the D8's have rippers and GPS on them where I work.  Different area's I suppose.

As for being more well balanced.  Not sure if the 6T's follow the same rules as the R's, but if they had a 6-way blade on them, they actually are better balanced with a ripper on the back, cause the 6-ways weigh more than a SU-blade as I understand it.  I think Cat even recommended to have a ripper or counterweight installed.
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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2012, 10:00:14 PM »

Out here if it doesn't have rippers it is ether a mud cat or a winch cat
a bare back cat is worthless as TITS ON A BOAR-HOG poke   
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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2012, 03:08:55 PM »

Tried a D7E for balance? That thing feels weird and Cat had shrugged that issue away but now it has hit them as that is the main CPI issue with them now.

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« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2012, 08:10:21 PM »

Looks like they use the ripper as a tow point when they get stuck, at least the op stays clean and the cab is cleaner? In my neck of the woods a dozer without a ripper is worthless, I bid ripping every day, and frequently argue about the cost, using the front to push or the rear to rip.
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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2012, 04:37:33 PM »

Dont really need rippers here, its either sand or slop. I really dont know the weight difference between the S/U and vpat, but i do know that the XL, XW, and LGP vpat machines all have different blades on them
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« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2012, 01:14:09 PM »

Here are some of mine
D6R LGP
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D6T
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D6? with root rake
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D6R LGP
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« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2013, 07:35:55 PM »

We started a new job outside of Rock Springs Wyoming last week. I have to say I'm quite impressed with the power of this 6T. It will out push our pre-Tier 4 6T, but you guys are right, it HATES starting on 2 degree mornings! The old 8N we have here fires alot better than the 6.
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« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2013, 08:14:44 PM »

JTL enjoy, what are they shipping you to work with. May need a road trip? Course that gets me close to Jackson and would need the skis too!
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« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2013, 09:36:06 PM »

G, come on up! We are only getting a 385 and 4 Payhaulers. Well I should say its all on site now. Just a little 225,000 cu.yd. cell. The 1800 and 3 605 trucks with a Payhauler for a spare are south of Albuquerque, and the 5110 and 3 605 and a Payhaule chaser are going down around Zapata, TX.
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« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2013, 05:42:13 AM »

D6R XW Custom Cat product with KG blade.
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