Repairing the Auction Buy, 1942 Caterpillar Road Grader ( Is it worth all this??)

Repairing the Auction Buy, 1942 Caterpillar Road Grader ( Is it worth all this??)

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23 Responses

  1. Gemma B says:

    The blade dropping might have used up more time, but at least you got to test the machine and you know the driveline works.
    It was good content too, I was worried you were going to get run over!

    • cujoedaman says:

      He calls it a waste of time, but I call it a learning experience. Sometimes you don’t know until you try. There was a chance there was nothing wrong with the clutch and it could have broken free, he would have taken the entire engine off and found nothing wrong other than it was just a bit stuck.

    • Scottinqc says:

      Nothing ventured, nothing gained. If it HAD worked, it would have been a lot of time saved. Matt, you may think it was wasted, but it was a worthwhile try

  2. Steven Kokinda says:

    One of THE BEST YouTube channel’s by far. You should be very proud of yourself for revitalizing this old relic. Your determination and tenacity are outstanding.

  3. Derek Adams says:

    Old pops saved the day. I’m sure he’s just as happy as you are to see it run. And real proud of his son.

  4. Priest of Syrinx says:

    As much of a pain it may be to be doing repairs on this thing, I think it is worth it. Bringing an 81-year-old machine back to life after sitting for so long and then making it look good as new would make for an amazing show piece alongside your Galion. I’m sure some Cat reps would be interested too haha.

  5. G Bentley says:

    My late father saw them at work levelling up new airfields in the UK, N Africa and Far East in WW2. Great machines and all praise for the engineers who ran them often under life threatening conditions. A good find. Best from the UK.

  6. Farm_fab says:

    For those that don’t know what the scarifier does, it scars the ridge between the valleys created by driving in dirt or gravel, there by helping the grader to level the surface out. That’s one of the reasons it’s not as wide as the scraper blade.

  7. jdretiree says:

    I’m 71 yrs old and I can remember seeing those gear driven graders reworking the streets in my neighborhood when I was young.

    • tbirdracefan says:

      I’m 62 and remember the side streets in our “smallish” town were often dirt. Every few days a grader would run up and down them. It sure was a treat when me and my brother got to go to the end of the block to watch them up close.

    • Flip High says:

      I played with a gear driven controlled grader while stationed at Eglin AFB in the late 60’s.

    • CrimeVid says:

      Not where I lived I’m afraid, not much public dirt road left in UK 71 years ago !

    • Jody Doakes says:

      I’m 78 and as a youngster used to ride with my dad plowing snow on country roads with a similar vintage but larger CAT motor-grader. It had a V plow on the front. That CAT was all gear drive and my dad would let me operate a couple of the controls. That one had tilting front wheels and I think the engine was six cylinder. Great memories and great machines.

    • Jennifer WhiteWolf says:

      Me too… also 71

  8. TheCgodb31508 says:

    I’m impressed…also, it’s a Cat. Reliable and easy to work on. Nice job!!

  9. Alan O says:

    Great work! Great Video. Great progress. BTW…Roscoe seems like a great dog and a faithful companion.

  10. Vernon Tucker says:

    Matt, have you considered turning the old shop covered area into a mega paint booth? That way you have a big clean area to restore paint.

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