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    Caterpillar 977D Traxcavator, 6V (Front view, left side)  
 

Front view, left side

Picture courtesy of Engineers Historical Collection

 

Danish Army Specific: This 977 Track Type loader s/n 20A1-up,  was purchased  from a closed US construction site on Greenland in the late fifties.
Historical
: The 977D version was produced between 1955 and 1958 at the Peoria factory.
Length: 5.15 m (162 inches), w/bucket 5.70 m (222 inches).
Width: 2.45 m (95 inches), w/bucket 2.80 m (109 inches).
Height: 2.30 m (90 inches).
Weight: 15.900 kg (34.980 lb.).
Engine
: Own 6-cylinder, type D-318, 8.600 cm3 (524 cubic inches), liquid cooled.
Horsepower: 100 at 1.800 rpm.
Transmission: 5-speed gearbox.
Transfer case: 2-speed.
Electrical system: 6 volt.
Brakes: Mechanical.
Tyres: None.
Fuel type: Diesel.
Fuel capacity: 227 liter (50 gallons).
Range: Approx. 14 hours.
Crew: 1.
Additional: Starting system was a 2-cylinder gasoline boxer engine, also providing preheating of intake air for easy start of diesel engine.


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