Caterpillar D9

  • Published on Oct 6, 2008
  • Old Caterpillar D9 pushin some dirt

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Comments • 20

  • Lewie McNeely
    Lewie McNeely 8 months ago

    Good old 343's!

  • Trevorz Zealley
    Trevorz Zealley Year ago +1

    Best bit of technology on the old 9 is sitting in the seat wearing a hat . Still working well , despite having clocked up thousands of hours I bet , the operator I mean , he`s got the experience , the 9`s got none . But it sure is a fine 9 .

  • maria cristina palla
    maria cristina palla 5 years ago


  • decaid53
    decaid53 5 years ago

    Never seen a D9 moving so fast. Most low drives are so worn down and superanuated that they got to be nursed in slow motion pushing wet grass!

  • Brad Sullivan
    Brad Sullivan 6 years ago

    Rolling thunder! ; )

  • cnote4461
    cnote4461 7 years ago

    Cool Clip..the shot at the end with it pushin' dirt up the mound during sunset was great!!!

  • generationll
    generationll 7 years ago

    The 286hp D9 was first shown in 1954.Great shot a 2:02

  • dieseldave71
    dieseldave71  8 years ago +1

    Pull the sprockets and press on the ones that take segments, or cut the rims off the existing ones and weld on the ring that accepts the segments. I never converted a D9 but I did the D6 in my other vids.

  • Journeyman
    Journeyman 8 years ago

    Thanks Dave, great machine!

  • dieseldave71
    dieseldave71  8 years ago

    1955 was the first year of production for the D9

  • Journeyman
    Journeyman 8 years ago

    Nice video. Does anyone know what was the first year they made them?

  • dieseldave71
    dieseldave71  9 years ago

    D9D, 18A series

  • David Gruhot
    David Gruhot 9 years ago

    Thats a pretty clean D9. I'm looking at a D7. I'm not sure on the year but it's the turbo version, with a cable dozer. the skin on the blade is pretty well toasted and the undercarriage is shot and he wants 2500 bucks for it.

  • dieseldave71
    dieseldave71  9 years ago +1

    The machine itself is actually pretty quiet in real life. The tracks squeak like that because they're so worn. I have a good undercarriage for it, but it's a bunch of work to change it. The sprockets need 100+ tons to get them off! Maybe this spring I'll get to it...

  • dieseldave71
    dieseldave71  9 years ago +1

    The D6C was a great machine- one of the best Cats ever made. I've always had my eye out for a good one at the right price, but for now I make do with the old D6 9U. I just put a tilt cylinder on the old D6- it worls so well I'm tempted to put on on the D9.

  • dieseldave71
    dieseldave71  9 years ago +1

    don't give'em too much respect LOL Lots of chintzy plastic junk and electronics, nowhere near the quality of the old ones.

  • dieseldave71
    dieseldave71  9 years ago +1

    Only the little cats are hystats as of now- the D6 and up are still powershifts like the old ones were. I had a brand new D6T for one of our jobs this year, and while I'm not sure that I'm sold on the differential steering it was certainly a more productive machine than my D6 9U LOL. Of course it's not fair comparing a 100hp 12 ton dozer to a 200hp 25 ton one- a better match for the new D6 would be a 14A D8 at 191hp and approx 25 ton working weight.

  • localcrew
    localcrew 9 years ago

    That left-side idler was looking a little 'bouncy'.
    Great vid!

  • dieseldave71
    dieseldave71  9 years ago +1

    me too- most of the time LOL The new ones are fast, productive, and comfy, but they don't have the soul and personality that the old ones did.