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Caddigger Hoe I Bought

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Local used machinery place had this sitting for a while, so finally stopped & threw them an offer. The owner wanted $1500 but I offered $1000 & he took it. Old military 4cyl. was not running, but for $48 it is now. Had a bad camshaft & oil pump, & needed a main bearing resized. Dug a little with it yesterday. Not a tractor backhoe, but much better than any shovel I've ever used! :D "Caddigger 820" is the plans it was built by. One fella said his cost him $3500 in materials alone, so I feel I stole this thing! The kit form is well over $5,000. It has 5700lbs breakout force, but the main thing is keeping the downriggers biting in. Gonna be REAL nice when a water line breaks and we have a sewer line needing repair.
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Roy
Not quite a steal but a darned good deal. ^ "Old military 4cyl. was not running, but for $48 it is now. Had a bad camshaft & oil pump, & needed a main bearing resized." How did you manage to get all the parts for only $48??

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How did you manage to get all the parts for only $48??
From "Saturn Surplus" a brand new camshaft...$22.50, oil pump rebuild kit...$12.50, oil filter...$3.50, then a few bucks shipping. I resized the center bearing myself. These engines are waaay cheaper to fix than a modern engine...till parts run out. Con rods are only $6. Only higher thing is crankshaft at $125.

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DMedal
Nice find! What condition are the hydralics in? the cylinders look pretty tough on the outside, how are the (supposed to be) shiny parts? this thing trailers to the work site? When you're able, how about posting a picture of it in configuration to be moved. -Don

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Originally posted by duckman
Nice find! What condition are the hydralics in? the cylinders look pretty tough on the outside, how are the (supposed to be) shiny parts? this thing trailers to the work site? When you're able, how about posting a picture of it in configuration to be moved. -Don
Cylinder shafts are in perfect condition. Fella had oily rags tied to exposed shafts. Hydraulics work perfectly too. Had to replace one hose that had been pinched. Soon as I put it to "trailing" setup I'll post a pic. Basically the outriggers slide off & wheels go just behind outrigger slots. A hitch tube slides in just under engine.

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That's a pretty cool toy!
A "TOY"! I'm insulted! (just kidding) ummmm....yep, it's a toy, but a heavy duty one! sm06 Yeah, it's more a toy to me, but I will find many serious uses for it. Even still, I consider it more a fun item than anything no matter what jobs I do with it.

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;)Would have been nice when you did the ditch with your loader. :DNow stop playing and come up and help me up here;). Maybe we will even finish my CADigger.sm02
Joe, have I seen pics of that digger you started? I don't remember seeing any. How bout posting some pics or send me links to them.

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Dan,,, I don't have any that show the boom, dipper and bucket on it. :DJust a couple showing off my SS work;) [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v475/JoeJ/back_hoe02.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v475/JoeJ/back_hoe01.jpg[/IMG] I had to venture off the plans because of getting a good deal on the new 11 hp Briggs for $100. Being a vertical shaft caused for some off the shelf figure'n.

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plastikosmd
i got a lot more welding to do than you! tho i will be making mine to mount on crawler..so dont have to use the motor/pump or need all the trailer/seat framing...tho do plan to add powered outriggers [IMG]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j5/plastikosmd/IMG_0328.jpg[/IMG] scott

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