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 starter 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.
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WORLD'S BIGGEST TRACTOR - Big Bud 747 16V 900hp
The most powerfull tractor of the world made by Big Bud in Havre (Montana - USA). The engine is a Detroit Diesel 2 stroke with 16 cylinders (24,14l) and most of 900 hp. It weighs 52 tons, its length is 8.69 m, height 4.27 m and its width is 6.35 m. He now runs on biodiesel.
Presentation in september 2008 with Williams brothers.
Le plus gros tracteur au monde fabriqué par Big Bud à Havre (Montana - USA) dispose d'un moteur diesel 2 temps de 16 cylindres en V (24,14l) de plus de 900 chevaux, d'un poids de 52 tonnes pour 8,69 m de long, 4,27 m de haut et 6,35 m de large. Il fonctionne désormais au biodiesel.
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 August 2009
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 John Holman
cat 3606 start
3606 start-up after rebuild without rocker covers.
see also a movie about the latest overhauled Niigate engine roughly the same type.
1925 Cat Sixty with 1935 Cat D8800 Diesel factory conversion.
This is our 24 cylinder Detroit that we are putting in a custom 359 Peterbilt. It will use an Allison Transmission, and the engine will be in the front of the truck. We are starting off with 40 foot 4" X 14" rectangle rails, not sure how long it will end up being.
Starting a CAT with Donky Engine. Tractor & Machinery festival 5.6.2004 Stoneleigh showground.