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klombard 307784 59 Caterpillar D7 tractor either
Caterpillar D7 tractor
Caterpillar D7 tractor.
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What is that in front?:-\
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Another view.
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the cooling fan runs back wards,so the hot air gets out of
the way.
or it may suck it in this way to get clean air.
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The first way seems to be true because there are a pipe at
right side of the cabin to get air for the engine.
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its for the air wich go`s thru the radiator.
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This way you have much less dust in your radiator coming
from the ropes in dry conditions.
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Very interesting !! I also did not know what this was in
front of the radiator. Thought one can put rocks into that
you pick up in the field !!
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Hello Boys :-D The item on the front of this D7F is a
"Palouse
Scoop" which helps to keep the air entering the radiator
clean. The air flow is normal (ie a suction fan)Probably the
ugliest thing ever hung on a "Cat"....but well worth it as
it
greatly reduces wear on the engine fan, radiator core, belts
and alternator. Another angle of this bad boy...I took these
back in 2004 just after this tractor hit the lot at Morrow
County Grain Growers in Wasco, Oregon. As you can see in
this shot, the air intake & filter has been moved to the
right fender and the fuel tank has been enlarged....and
just a few lights have been added. ;-)
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A shot inside the cab....master clutch on the far left, then
the two steering clutch levers & throttle on the center
console. Then the "Johnson Bar"
(forward/reverse),transmission
and finally two hydraulic controls to the far right. Lots
of iron and very little plastic. :-D
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A little wider view of the shot at the top of this thread..
taken on a different day ;-)
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Here is a shot to give you an idea of the reason for the
scoop...a different tractor ( in this case a D5B) Dirt is
carried forward by the tracks like on a conveyer belt, and
dropped right out in front of the radiator. With out the
scoop, a lot of dirty air is ingested through the radiator.
With the scoop, the air is taken in at a higher level (as
you can see, at the height of the engine hood) and is much
cleaner than would be the case with out the scoop. :-D
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A different tractor, this one a D6C, with a little smaller
scoop....pulling a rodweeder with Mt Hood in the background.
:-P
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A really classy D6C that does it's work for McKinney Ranch
just west of Wasco, Oregon. Here it is hitched up to 60 feet
of Calkins weeders. ;-)
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A little closer look..at one time this Cat was in Alaska...
it was returned to the lower 48 and converted from a power
shift to a direct drive 6 speed transmission. A lot of other
nice goodies....air ride seat for the operator,
counterweight
forward to keep the nose down, engine air intake moved to
the
right corner post of the cab ( improves visabilty forward)
ca real nice Medford Cab with AC & heat, a bunch of lights
for night work and an extended fuel tank.
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From the other side.
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Head shot :-D
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A very special greeting to South Africa,Kerneels!! ....a
shot
of my own D5 SA (98J) at work last fall getting a field
ready
for seeding. ;-)
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where is the MT Hood located, in the north of the USA, close
to the Canadian border? When we look south from our area
(southern alberta), we can see a very high pointed mountain
somewhere out there:-P

Smart guy, who made the "Palouse Scoop", i agree that it
will reduce the ingoing dust.

Take care

Rony
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A little closer look ;-)
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Hey Rony!! :-D You are seeing another mountain...Mt hood
is located south of the Columbia River, not too far east of
Portland, Oregon. We are about 100 miles east of Portland,
and
about 40 miles east of Mt Hood. One of my favorite shots
showing off the mountain...cutting barley with a IH 1470
Hillside combine on SRS Ranches just south of The Dalles,
Oregon. ;_)
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Back to some yellow iron....a D5SA plowing with Mt Hood in
the background. ;-)
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If you want somthing a little newer...a Cat 65B at work with
a chisel....again Mt Hood in the background. :-P
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And....so you won't get lost...we have Mt Adams ( across the
Columbia in Washington state) to the north....seen here in
the
background as our 65B is spraying chem fallow with a 100
foot
Brandt sprayer. :-)
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you got the perfect location to make beautifull photos with
those mountains on the back.

yeah than it will be another mountain, we're still wondering
which one it is;-)
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