Caterpillar D9G donkey start and unloading off a low loader
 

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Caterpillar D9G donkey start and unloading off a low loader

Caterpillar D9 G Unloading off a low loader.

 Great video, love the old flat track D9s, very powerful machines in their day.  What a sight..I operated a 9g over 40 years ago it brought back many memories. Thanks for the memory.  Ah, loved that! The sound takes me back to starting our D8 14A. The main was a dream but that pony motor was always a PITA to start until we got the magneto sorted out (many years later). Thanks for taking the time to record and share, so much stuff I took for granted and never took pictures or anything.  I'm retired after over 40 years centered around construction, everything from military projects, commercial office complex, condos, and residential homes. I most say that this "off load" was unusual to say this least ! The "bottom line" is you got the dozier off with no damages, but the trailer took a licking .  Great seeing it.  When I was 17 I worked a summer in an army motor pool overseas.  Got to assist the mechanic repairing a D9 along with other heavy equipment.  That was in 1977.  Very cool vid, thanks for posting. Loved hearing that diesel slowly come to life. Beautiful sound. Well done- clearly you guys know what you're doing. Stay safe, keep the dirt moving.  Many, many years ago I lived next door to a Cat Diesel mechanic and I remembered him starting a large dozeer (unknown model, but large). He used an electric starter to start a donkey engine which turned over the main engine. Fascinating.  I love the old pony engine Cats! My favorite is the D318 cat! 2 stroke GMs are a great sounding too. I also like the old International diesel that would fire on gas to get warmed up, then switch to diesel. These took a ton of engineering to invent. I hope these machines survive forever and avoid the scrap boat ride to China, that is ALWAYS a shame. Take care bud! ☺️

 

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