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Author Topic: CAT 660/666 (A & B)  (Read 11593 times)
Gavin84w
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« on: June 10, 2011, 08:04:41 PM »

Would not be right to leave these classic machines out of the Cat folder.

OK, first up a story in the then NSW Caterpillar dealer, Waugh & Josephson,s "Track" magazine on a fleet of 666B scrapers purchased by iconic Hunter Valley contractor Hunter Valley Earthmoving to up production at one of there contracts in the Hunter Valley, note back in the 70,s the big scraper was the tool of choice for prestripping open cut mines in some cases vs today,s thinking which is that it can only be done with trucks and diggers for the most part. Note the unit number in 1976

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Now fast forward to 2005 and my visit to Maitland Diesel services yard with good friend from Canada, Ashley Coxworth and it is fair to say ole' No 2 has seen better days, i also returned in 2010 with Richard Fowler and she had not moved an inch!
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This would also be one of the same 666B fleet

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Now some more very special build 660B machines that were run by another iconic Australian contractor, Thiess and now reside with Roy Davis and his Earthpro group in south queensland and putting in an honest days work still today some 35 odd years latter working some brick pits, enjoy

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And finally some of the beautiful 1/48 scale version 666 produced by CCM, the Petersons and Eric Orlemann deserve a big thanks for producing this (and all the other models in there 1/48 series diecast Cats)

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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2011, 01:36:48 AM »

That 666B No 2 looks like a bit of a restoration project for some one, shame to see it like that, wonder how many cu/mts she moved in her day?. Cheers RDG.
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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2011, 01:57:33 PM »

Any love for the puller's?
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2011, 06:21:28 PM »

Real nice  Grin
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Gavin84w
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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2011, 12:34:14 AM »

That yard looks familiar mate, they look lonely and need a job.
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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2011, 04:54:13 PM »

That yard looks familiar mate, they look lonely and need a job.

JOBLESS machines are too plentiful in Cali!   
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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2011, 01:38:32 PM »

a few more of Gav's favourite!

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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2011, 01:51:32 PM »

Any love for the puller's?

OF COURSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2011, 06:32:30 PM »

Of course there's love...6 WHEELER"S RULE THE DIRT!!!!
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« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2011, 06:41:26 AM »

Well the good news is i did not have to die to go to heaven!

I had a visit to not so sunny south QLD this week and knew Roy had all the old girls working a project in the local landfill so he had his foreman Lyell look after me with getting to have a bit of a look at them in action.

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I bet i could guess how many other contractors around the world would be using 84W D10,s to push 660B scrapers today and that would be a big fat 0
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« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2011, 01:56:30 PM »

Nice pics Gavin. You should have taken a few decal sets with you.
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« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2011, 06:53:13 AM »

A few more of some more 666B,s i found the other week, this one will be joining the 660B,s soon.

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And 1 a little bit beyond it but it will make valuable contributions in the future to the rest of the fleet

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« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2011, 03:22:19 AM »

And a little bit of noise to go with the pics

D10 & 660B
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« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2011, 12:23:35 PM »

Gavin, nice video!
That D348 sounds great & I hardly saw any smoke. I would bet you did not want to leave that job site.

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« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2011, 03:04:48 PM »

Enjoyed the Photos and videos gavin. Next time can you get a little closer to the action. These days i need to wear my glasses to watch things like that.  drinkin
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