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Beatles65
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:22 pm    Post subject: Caterpillar road grader value (Pict) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Is there a high demand for road graders? A friend of mine who does a lot of scrapping got one in a job. I runs and drives so he was just going to drive it into the scrap yard to have it be crushed. We have considered buying it from him. Is there a high demand for Caterpillar road graders?
He is asking scrap price for it. Is it worth the $3500 he wants for it?
He was saying that it was a 1968 model and was used for building terraces buy the owners.
He said that the pony motor runs and so does the main motor. It also has all new glass in the cab. This is the only photo that I have of it but I am going to try and look at it this weekend.
What can you tell me about this 1968 Caterpillar Road Grader?
Any and all info would be great!
Thanks for everything!
From Denton, Nebraska.
Andrew Kean.

 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Caterpillar road grader value (Pict) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I believe that the grader is a lot older than 1968. Probably in the 1950's. If it runs good, it might be worth the 3500.00. A 1968 would be direct start, not pony motor start. It looks like 8t series from the pictures, which makes it early 50's'
 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Caterpillar road grader value (Pict) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thats a shame to scrap....nice machine to have at ones disposal for that price.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Caterpillar road grader value (Pict) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If the tires hold air and have some tread thats a good point.
Next question is the blade controlled by HYD cylinders and not mechincal screw jacks. If so it's worth around $6000.00.

If the blade is all mechincal then about $4000.00

Hope this helps you
 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Caterpillar road grader value (Pict) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

8 T pure mechanical early 50s.. two big questions do you need it and does it have power steering. With power steering they were a monster to use in close quarters. Bought a pretty nice one no cab (But has power steering) pony motor does not run. Paid $ 2400.00 Don,t think you would make any money but if you need a grader might work.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Caterpillar road grader value (Pict) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My Dad bought a 212 about 1970 for $400 it was about a 1948 or 49. The Pony didn"t run when he bought it, but all that was wrong with it he found out was the V belt from the starter to the pony was full of dirt at the pully he cleaned it out and and put a a on battery on it and it started with new gas in it. He did have to overhaul the 4 Cyl Diesel eng. at a cost of $400. we used it for several years cleaning up behind a D6 Dozer. Then he sold it in the early 1980"s for $2500. It did not have a cab or power steering. What size is the one you are looking at?
 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Caterpillar road grader value (Pict) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That sure is slick looking. There is one for sale near me just over the Michigan border thats been setting there for a year or so. Would be nice, but has to be a need for it.

There's one piece of equipment by me that I'd love to have had, but year after year of setting abandoned, people stop and tear it up more and more. Was a digger made by Allis Chalmers with an enclosed cab. Basically, is like a good sized backhoe and bucket up front, drive tractor tires up front, small stering tires and small 4 cylinder engine in the rear. A few years ago, that would have been fun to restore, but now with the vandalism, broken windows, torn off sheet metal...

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Caterpillar road grader value (Pict) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Well... I've seen somewhat newer Wabco's sell for 1000-2000 at auction and they were working machines with electric start.... I think he's pretty hopefull if he thinks it'll scrap out at 3500. Might get close to that if he cuts it himself for free...

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Caterpillar road grader value (Pict) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

ranchers out here buy them to maintain their ranch roads, out here those roads can be anywhere from 5 to 25 miles or so long dont know if nebraska has quite the remotness of nm or tx or az, but the machine is probably worth the 3500 i wouldnt let it just go to scrap
 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Caterpillar road grader value (Pict) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

no scrap ,, ship it to a rancher with a long driveway ,, puttin a price on everthing and a value o n nuthin is killing the soul of this country
 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Caterpillar road grader value (Pict) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Beatles65, Buy it, Do not scrap it. There is a large demand for Pre-electronic Graders Dozers Back hoes to ship over seas! There are Equipment Jockeys looking, you just need to find one. Hope this helps
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Caterpillar road grader value (Pict) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

is it a tandem or single axle? Might be an old CAT 7T. They have D318 engine w/ gas pony motor. 6 cyl. Same engine went in the old D8 dozers.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:17 am    Post subject: Re: Caterpillar road grader value (Pict) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thet work pretty good for moving snow. A pony motor start in 1968?
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:48 am    Post subject: Re: Caterpillar road grader value (Pict) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Current owner might be looking at what he can get for it at the scrap yard and setting the selling price at that. Yesterday, scrap yard by me was paying $330/ton for dirty engines and transmissions like the grader has. (Heavy cast iron) Hate to see one that good go to China as scrap iron. If you don't really need it, someone on Caterpillar site (ACMOC)or Construction Machinery Collectors might be interested. However, shipping should be considered also.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:49 am    Post subject: Re: Caterpillar road grader value (Pict) Reply to specific post Reply with quote

buy it!
 
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