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CAT Tracked Skidsteer
About this creation
I present to you, my CAT tracked skidsteer, or if you prefer, CAT 257B multi-terrian loader. Yes that is the official name. It is not the largest one CAT makes. They make a 297C. This is your basic skidsteer, but with tracks. The real ones have rubber tracks, so they can be driven on the road. This is one of the most versatile pieces of equipment there is. There are hundreds of attachments from snow blowers, to mowers, street sweepers, to buckets.



Fast facts:

  • CAT C3.4 DIT engine produces 71hp

  • Top speed 6.9mph



Video:








Here is the frame before I put the cab and bucket on.



Two pictures of the "inner workings"



PF parts

  • 1 XL motor drive for each track

  • 1 m motor for lift geared down to worm gear drive

  • 2 pneumatic rams for dump



You may ask why I geared the lift down to worm gear drive, well I wanted this to have some power, and worm gear provides lots of power.



I even included the CAT logo on the back





Top view









Bucket up all the way.









Bucket dumped.





Picture from the inside as per the operator view.



Picture of the interior. One cool fact, CAT has only two joysticks to control the drive, bucket and attachments. No foot peddles here!



So the switches weren't supposed to go there, but the motor cords would not reach the receivers, so I decided to make the most of my "extension cords"





With the bucket dumped, and arm all the way down, it can lift the front part of the track off the ground.



Thanks for looking!



Comments

 I like it 
  April 14, 2013
im makeing one right now but its not half that good as your
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  June 10, 2012
ravishingly beautiful!
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  April 7, 2012
I'm quoting this like this because I can't quote. None taken, where I was the camera man, and operator, it was hard to do both. I also threw the video together in 30min before work. It's not my best quality. Thanks for commenting. My quote: Weren't you a cameraman? I can see that, but I'm talking about the camera's video recording quality.
George Staples
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kenneth rattledge
  April 6, 2012
excellent, very nice.
George Staples
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kenneth rattledge
  April 6, 2012
excellent, very nice.
 I made it 
  April 5, 2012
Quoting 2ror ornot2ror Hey George, no offense, but your video quality is , well, not all that groovy. The picture quality is excelent. Good work.
None taken, where I was the camera man, and operator, it was hard to do both. I also threw the video together in 30min before work. It's not my best quality. Thanks for commenting.
 I like it 
  April 5, 2012
Cool! I love the writing on the rear! 5/5 :-)
George Staples
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Chris Melby
  April 4, 2012
George, this is off the hook, the design is clean, the details, like the posterior emblems, and roll cage are perfect, and the interior controls and coloring are perfect as well, this is definitely one of your best! Chris
 I like it 
  April 4, 2012
Hey George, no offense, but your video quality is , well, not all that groovy. The picture quality is excelent. Good work.
 I made it 
  April 4, 2012
Quoting Chris Melby
Thanks Chris! I'm very pleased with this one.
Quoting Senator. Chincilla .
Thanks, it could easily lift a small bus, if it didn't tip over. Thanks everyone for the great comments!
 I made it 
  April 4, 2012
Quoting Rolands Kirpis Those nasty cat-skidsteers... you don't what to be upclose then they are operated 'couse they work with them like crazy ones.
Yah, they are pretty wild operators.
 I made it 
  April 4, 2012
Quoting Jon Treasure Wonderful George! I love the look of it! Very nice multiterrain steer! I just think you have one minor flaw. The flaw is when the arm moves up its really slow. Other than that it's wonderul! 5/5
I'm thinking about making it faster.
 I made it 
  April 4, 2012
Quoting Paul Beach I'm glad you mentioned the 297C. :) I'm really close to starting in on CAT projects. You take technic, I'll take minifig?
Cool! I can't wait to see your cat creations. Sure, sounds like a plan to me.
 I like it 
  April 4, 2012
very good, I like the "CAT" logo on the back. 5/5
 I like it 
  April 4, 2012
Very neat, and geared down enough to lift a small bus! I like how you incorporated the power functions into the cabin. Clever indeed
 I like it 
  April 4, 2012
Great looks and functions. Very well done!
 I like it 
  April 4, 2012
Those nasty cat-skidsteers... you don't what to be upclose then they are operated 'couse they work with them like crazy ones.
 I like it 
  April 4, 2012
Wow! This machine doesn't only looks cool, it has awesome functions too.
 I like it 
  April 4, 2012
Really impressive machine. Looks and works great.
 I like it 
  April 4, 2012
Wonderful George! I love the look of it! Very nice multiterrain steer! I just think you have one minor flaw. The flaw is when the arm moves up its really slow. Other than that it's wonderul! 5/5
 I like it 
  April 4, 2012
Great dozer George! I love how it's motorized. Keep up the good work! 5/5
 
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