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Well I guess we better get to work and build these threads up again .
First Photo , first 3 on the left we have since sold . An oliver AD , an Oliver OC6 , and a case 420 .
Then a caterpillar D24U and a Cat D47U .
Second photo is a Track,marshall 55.Made in England with a 55 HP perkins motor .
3rd photo is another Trackmarshall 55 which we are trading with our friend John for a David Brown 30 T crawler .
Last photo is a David Brown 30 TD diesel .






 

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There's just something about a crawler that gets me pumped up. :D
 

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Well , it does not fall under the vintage heading , but it is a crawler .We just bought this . Looks a bit rough , but works well .
A bit of a tidy up and it should be a good thing .Komatsu D65EX-12
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WEll , Loaded up one of the Trackmarshall 55s , It's going down the road to John's place ,and a Dravid Brown 30T is coming home with us .
 

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The Komatsu D65ex-12 , Now with its covers all back on and old owners stickers removed and a shine on the blade .
 

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Those Komatsu dozers are a good outfit. I had a d58e do some work on the farm a few years back and I was impressed. I had always been around cats but the Komatsu was a stout tractor and worked good.
 

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Is the D.B. getting a full restoration ??
 

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Very nice collection. I would love to have a JD crawler.

Quick question, can you actually do any dirtwork/tree clearing with the small crawlers? Or do they just sit and spin out? I thought about buying something like a John Deere 440 or John Deere 420 with a blade to clear some underbrush in my wooded area. I didn't know how good they would actually do/push or if I would be better to just hire it done.
 

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Hi Jdfan,I don't have any experience with John Deere machines .I have seen 420s ,and i would imagine that they would be a bit too light for dozer work. It depends what machines were popular in your area .I would look at a cat D4 6 or 7U, Allis chalmers HD5 or 6.Here is a Photo of our D68U 1947 model still able to do real work .

John's Allis Chalmers HD5

Our D46U

A D46U at a show .
 

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Tim, Several guys had J.D. 440s that they used to cut logging roads through the hills where I grew up.
If you ain't gonna try pushing over anything real big they work pretty good on underbrush and smaller trees.
 

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Alright , Seems had a photo disappear , So add a few more .
This Is a Fowler leeds 3.30 About a 1935 model we think .

My Trackmarshall 55 witha Brit
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This is a Fowler VF 1948 model

Three Decades of Fowler marshall Crawlers
 

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You've got some fun toys to play with. :D
Is that you working them??
 
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johndeerefan said:
Very nice collection. I would love to have a JD crawler.

Quick question, can you actually do any dirtwork/tree clearing with the small crawlers? Or do they just sit and spin out? I thought about buying something like a John Deere 440 or John Deere 420 with a blade to clear some underbrush in my wooded area. I didn't know how good they would actually do/push or if I would be better to just hire it done.
JDfan

Here's a 450G a friend brought over. Trees around 12" were no problem at all. We did one that was closer to 24". Took a lil work diggin up the roots but did get it knocked down. Our ground is all sand. Don't think that helped with the traction.

 
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