Caterpillar D8-8R Built in Illinois USA in 1941 then shipped over to England to join 79th armoured Div 819 Dozer Squadron. This actual machine took part in Normandy and D-Day events. Filmed on 19th July 2008 at Barton under Needwood Steam Rally ( near Lichfield Staffs ) What you are watching is the start process needed before the Big Cats diesel engine can be started. The petrol driven starter motor ( donkey engine ) is fired up first. This generates heat which inturn is used to warm up the big diesel engine prior to starting. The action of the starter motor also builds up the oil pressure in the big diesel engine. When the required oil pressure has been reached you will see the guy activate the start mechanism on the diesel engine. Once she has fired up the primary petrol engine is shut down leaving the Big Cat Diesel engine purring away....Sweet
1948 Caterpillar D8 First Start 2012
Cranking over the pony motor and lugging the big diesel to life for the
first time since about August last year, then taking her out for a quick
stroll. This Cat originally belonged to the Rocky View County shops for use
when large objects needed a little tractive persuasion. Pioneer Acres
Museum, Irricana, Alberta.
37419 COLD START
37419 Trying it's best to start in very cold conditions on the 8th February
2007 at Old Oak Common Depot LONDON UK.
The temperature on this date was -01c - 30.21F .
The power unit is clearly COLD hence the reason it is struggling to
start.It does start once the cylinder temperature rises around the 1:12 min
So,Please, Please stop telling us all how cold it is in your country this
video is not about that.All comments made about how cold it is in your
country will be deleted,we are not interested.Thanks.
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John Deere 730 Diesel Tractor Start Up (pony engine)
1959 John Deere 730 Diesel with cranking engine (pony engine). Found
tractor in central Illinois and restored to present condition. 1960 was
last year that John Deere made the two cylinder tractor. This
announcement shocked farmers, but was a good decision for John Deere. Best
kept secret in industrial history.
Caterpillar D8 - Vintage Working Weekend
1964 Caterpillar D8 filmed working the land at East Midlands Vintage
Working Weekend, Commons farm, Braybrooke, Market Harborough. 15th and 16th
The theme was International & Caterpillar, working crawler tractors
demonstrating the art of working the land. This CAT was the biggest one
there, Caterpillar D8 H 22A built around 1964 dragging behind it a Sub
Soiler / Ripper used to break up the sub soil in a field thus creating
better drainage, usually used after the soil has become compacted. This
video demonstrates the brute force needed to pull this kind of implement up
hill and down dale, something the big CAT has in abundance... Driven by