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CAT 25M?

Post #1 by Holger » Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:25 am

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Re: CAT 25M?

Post #2 by Renaultman » Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:48 pm

I think it was a one off built for a customer. Its a bit of a Frankenstein machine built of parts of other machines. I bet other 25M will follow if it works well.


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Re: CAT 25M?

Post #3 by SRB » Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:39 pm

Back end looks like a 992D, cab likewise...

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Re: CAT 25M?

Post #4 by modelman093 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:24 pm

Renaultman wrote:I think it was a one off built for a customer. Its a bit of a Frankenstein machine built of parts of other machines. I bet other 25M will follow if it works well.


In the past it would probably been the creation of Buster Peterson who's other works include the Triple 657, Dual D8/9s and side by side versions as well. May of his designs were re-engineered for production and adopted by Cats themselves. Guess that Cat do now have a special projects division responsible for machines like the McAnich 651 towed scrapers and the 637 auger scraper.
Am I right in saying that all other Cat graders have even number designations - if so what is the significance of the odd number?
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Re: CAT 25M?

Post #5 by SRB » Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:10 pm

Cat graders are numbered by the blade width, ie 16H 16 foot blade and so on...

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Re: CAT 25M?

Post #6 by modelman093 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:48 pm

SRB wrote:Cat graders are numbered by the blade width, ie 16H 16 foot blade and so on...

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Thanks Stu so I assume the 0 (zero) is ignored as a 140M,160M etc would be a bit big?!
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Re: CAT 25M?

Post #7 by Greasemonkey » Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:32 am

Just to clarify things a bit, the 25M is not a Cat creation. It was thought up, and built by a contractor who runs an engineering company in the states, and an earth moving company in Canada. He built the machine to suit a need he had, and by all accounts, it's working quite well.


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Re: CAT 25M?

Post #8 by Ross » Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:40 pm

Looks like a dogs dinner to me.

Some pics of it on SOCAL ...

Some ideas are sound like the blade slide.

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Re: CAT 25M?

Post #9 by GIZZY » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:44 am

Have to agree with Stuart on the 992D looks :thumbup:


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Re: CAT 25M?

Post #10 by Greasemonkey » Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:40 am

SRB wrote:Back end looks like a 992D, cab likewise...

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Think a little smaller, it's actually built out of 988B parts.


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