03-28-2012, 10:07 PM
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Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: High Sierras Near Yosemite Nat Park
The D-2 we had was rope start on the pony motor, it was a good little rig, hell it even had Hydraulics on it for the blade.
We also a D-8 13A ...all cable, no hydraulics, that cantankerous old beast had the crank that came up through the hood for the pony and would rip your Arm out is the socket on a good day.
I was in Heaven the day they delivered the 2 ( yes 2 ) A/C HD-21P crawlers.
Direct electric start, turbo charged and full power-shift transmissions, full hydro controls on the ripper and blade...they even had hydraulic friction controls, you could turn one with a finger.
After that no one wanted to drive the D-8.
Ahhh the good old days, diesel fumes and eating dirt all day.
NASA/SOHO When I was a child
I caught a fleeting glimpse
Out of the corner of my eye.
I turned to look but it was gone
I cannot put my finger on it now
The child is grown,
The dream is gone.
but I have become comfortably numb.