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Caterpillar 951 A

Caterpillar 951 A in Till Death Us Do Part, Movie, 1969 IMDB

Class: Others, Construction & Engineering vehicle — Model origin: US — Made for: GB

Caterpillar 951 A

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stronghold EN

2008-01-07 11:21

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fordtwo SX

2008-01-09 18:21

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Looks like a Drott?

jcb UK

2008-01-15 15:49

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Think its a Caterpillar 951A

paulj.rogers EN

2008-02-11 00:03

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Its a more powerful Caterpillar 955k Traxacavator. Similar looking machine. Not as common as the 951a in the UK.

jcb UK

2008-02-12 15:43

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Still think its a 951a like this one -http://www.qualityusedmachinery.com/pl019.htm

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paulj.rogers EN

2008-02-12 22:41

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Yes its a 951 in the link...sloping hood and exhaust stack further back.
til' death us do part is a 955k definitely not a 951 a b or c...chunkier exhaust stack and flat hood.
The door on the machine above is swung open (westlode cab). The door on the link is a sliding door.
Was around these machines for years on demolition in the 70s and early 80s
British film from late 80s Sammy and Rosie Get Laid has 951a for a few minutes near the end.
I will try and post pics here.

jcb UK

2008-02-14 13:12

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Thats interesting Paulj, obviously you know your stuff ! Out of curiosity why were tracked loaders so popular on demolition as against 360deg excavators like Hymac 580's -was it price?

paulj.rogers EN

2008-02-14 23:14

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I think it was because the 360s were a relatively new technology then (not proven in demo and not many second hand machines around). Some of the bigger demo firms used them particularly hymacs but not many...didnt really take off in demo until the late 70s early 80s (probably when there was more 2nd hand machines around)...demolition then was pretty easy to set up in. We used to just hook up a bond (cable) to the back of a 951/955/977 knock some holes in the building with a sledgehammer thread the cable through and literally pull the buildings down, highly effective on bricks and mortar but not so on reinforced concrete. Price may have come into it but also the type of structure requiring demolition. I remember the company not being able to tender for certain jobs as they didnt have the plant to take down RC structures. Its a shame as they were a very versatile machine the old tracxcavators. Still quite popular in the US. PS There are also a couple of 951s in the Dick Emery feature film amongst other machines.

paulj.rogers EN

2008-02-14 23:26

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How do I post pics on here?

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