D11R in the UK.

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D11R in the UK.

Post #1 by SRB » Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:23 pm

A couple of pics of the only D11R in the UK.

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Post #2 by martyn williams » Thu Nov 01, 2007 7:29 pm

I have heard that Caterpillar are looking to build a one off bigger dozer than a D11.Have you heard anything about it?


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Post #3 by Rolyd8k » Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:51 pm

Stuart,thanks for posting pictures,i hear the machine reguarly wears out quite a lot of
metal in that quarry( ripper tips,cutting edges,tracks etc ) by the looks of the paint loss
on the ripper,the leg goes in right up to the frame.
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Re: D11R in the UK.

Post #4 by Deas Plant » Fri Nov 02, 2007 2:45 pm

Hi, Stuart.
Thanks for the photos. They are a very nice machine to operate. Some people seem to think they are too big to be able to trim with but I disagree. My first time out with one was knocking over a dump site and I had no trouble getting a reasonable surface on it for the trucks to travel on.

They dont do too bad at pushing and ripping either. The one that I ran certainly put its grunt on the ground better than the D10R that I ran several months earlier. Just my 0.02.

Thanks again.
You have a wonderful day. Best wishes. Deas Plant.


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Post #5 by martyn williams » Fri Nov 02, 2007 6:50 pm

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=0EeHqED4kSg
The above youtube link shows one of these beasts at work in the USA.
Turn your speakers up and enjoy.
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Post #6 by nick lamb » Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:48 pm

Top photo,You cant beat the pickup for size comparison.
Matilda.Great name for a cow.not sure about a D11.


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Post #7 by SRB » Sat Nov 03, 2007 3:54 pm

Depending on where abouts in the quarry they are working they can get an hour out of a ripper tip before its no good, kind of looks like the back yard of a dinosaur dentist come the end of a week!
Hard on the U/C as well, less than 2000 hours per turn and around 3500 full U/c replacment.

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Re: D11R in the UK.

Post #8 by Niklas Eriksson » Sat Nov 03, 2007 9:00 pm

b100 wrote:I have heard that Caterpillar are looking to build a one off bigger dozer than a D11.Have you heard anything about it?


Yes it is correct that CAT had the idea of a D12 dozer. A machine in the same size as the Komatsu D575 superdozer that is the largest in production at this time.
However CAT scrapped the idea since the market for such a large machine (150ton of opperation weight) is not big enough.
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Post #9 by Joes1989 » Wed May 21, 2008 10:58 pm

Anyone know where this D11R is currently working?

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Re: D11R in the UK.

Post #10 by IBH » Wed May 21, 2008 11:22 pm

The Stokey owned D11R was featured in Earthmovers and if my memory serves mem well it was ripping sandstone and conglomerates that are strongly cemented with a Calcite cement, that makes them very hard in a quarry in Staffordshire (?)


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