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Old 04-18-2006, 09:27 PM
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Thanks, digr. Sounds good.
I tried that stinger in each hand thing one time. Think that's all I'll say about that.

Jeff,sounds like 7018 and hot is the way to go. Agree with what you have to say about the trimming.

Many years ago when I was at Ft. Knox I had a Drill Instructor that got me started on that West-By God-Virginia stuff. It's kinda stuck with me ever since.

Thanks guys,
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Old 04-18-2006, 09:52 PM
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Originally Posted by lwhiway
I fail to see how anyone with "By God" in their location could be anything closely resembling "quiet". lol
Sort of like "Live Free or Die!" Why, oh WHY is New Hampshire changing their state motto?

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Old 04-19-2006, 01:38 AM
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I've done this many times but--oh the passage of time. Seems like it was big rod and wide open sa250's for the most part.Loud radios, a little brewhaha, and weld like crazy.Takes 3 guys, 2 weldors w/machines. Operater in the cab, raise the rig with the blade and the rippers (if you got them) While its up, the weldors are at each end on one side.(front and back) You take the new piece, even it on the inside edge of the grouser and kinda evening up the gap, tack it in the middle.We would use a large piece of air arc rod and hold it under the inside edge or end and then weld it. The air arc rod will support the puddle long enuff for you to get going.The front guy does the same thing at the same time. The operater keeps the Cat from drifting down and keeps the tracks locked when your welding and turns "em when needed. You can do one side in 2 hrs or less if your in a hurry. Good luck
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Old 04-19-2006, 01:43 PM
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If you had the equipment, Nr-232 does a great job on Grousers
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Old 04-19-2006, 07:44 PM
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i'm here but late, LOL i have done there welding in the great white north plus out "HIGH HEALS" on a cat to get them to pull the sleighs better. it is along process but if you have more time then money go a haead. but now days you can find pads for a cat in good shape. lots of them around.

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