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    One thing I forgot to mention. If you look closely at the right rear (pic # 2) you can see a military style marker light housing on the side of the grill. The lense is missing but there is one on both sides. There is also a data plate riveted to the frame on the right side of the frame but it is unreadable except "45-577" which I believe is the model # (45) and the serial # (577).
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    Quote Originally Posted by glcaines View Post
    Papabear you need to come to the Georgia Rally and bring the grader with you!
    I'd love to Gary and I may just make a "supprise visit", but this is the best I can for bringing the grader:
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    Weelllll, that could keep the Commander busy for awhile, if you go that route. =) I guess I'm not the only one who does weird stuff that can be difficult to explain to "normal" people. Thanks for the pics PB!! and back story........................
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    WHY? To much time on my hands. Cool old rig though.
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    >Circa<, "(Crap Game)"......???,, "WHY NOT"!

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    In an earlier life I had a Caterpillar Model 12 motor grader that had been built for the Corps of Engineers in 1957. It has a Model 318 Cat diesel engine with a pony motor starter, 24 volt electricals. and an enclosed cab. It is believed it spent some time in Ft. Devens, MA at which time the scarfer was removed and a right side cable operated wing plow installed. Has a military 24 volt slave receptible and 2ea 6tl batteries to operate the starter on the 2 cylinder pony motor. 42 grease points ahead of the windshield. Not a machine for the faint of heart. Used it for several years to plow snow. My downfall was I had a trailer on which to move it.dsc_0118_0115.jpgdsc_0123_0120.jpg

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    That thing should be in a museum
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    Quote Originally Posted by microjeep View Post
    That thing should be in a museum
    That could be arranged.
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    That's Awesome!!

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