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While getting quotes for some earthworks on my property I came across an old caterpillar 941b trackloader. I will use it for a driveway, basement and probably 2 ponds.


I have been replacing some of the badly warn bushings in the arms and some pretty hefty bucket repairs but it should be a pretty solid machine.





 
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Peter, that should do some work. I have always wondered how much maintenance has to be done on the tracks. Seems like a person might be in for a lot of work if one of those came apart?
 
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We had a heavy equipment mechanic (friend of a friend) come check them and and he said they were in really good shape. We shouldn't have to do much to them.
 
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Nice find! That's my kind of toy; I love me some large yellow machines. Any idea what year it is?

I'll bet, given the repairs you've done, once you're finished with projects you can sell it and break even or better. (Or rent yourself out = farm income.) Very cool, congrats.
 
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I don't think we will have a problem selling it. We have already had 2 offers to buy it for 1k over what we spent.
 
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