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Anyone have experience with Fiat-Allis?

Post in 'The Gear' started by nate379, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. nate379

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  2. salecker

    salecker Feeling the Heat

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    Hi Nate
    A friend of mine has a huge one D10 size,i hauled the blade for him and it's a lowbed load.He has used it for a couple mining seasons,and has bought a couple more for parts.If you need any info i could ask him for you.
    If you can get it cheep enough you can allways sell it to a miner.
    Thomas
  3. MrWhoopee

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    Having had a little experience sourcing parts for Italian equipment, I would definitely look into availability before buying. Could end up being a very large paper-weight.
  4. loadstarken

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    You should definitely go and preview it and bounce some questions off of anyone to see what kind of shape its in.

    I bought the truck in my avatar thru govliquidation and it was an awesome transaction that went silky smooth!

    *Fixed spelling*
  5. jeff_t

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    I remember Fiat-Allis ag equipment being air cooled. That doesn't appear to be the case here. I'm pretty sure there weren't a lot of gaskets, either, but very tightly machined sealing surfaces.

    That machine looks pretty decent. Are you going to bid?
  6. Highbeam

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    Nice grousers, like new. Rim sprocket with pretty fresh teeth. The actual track links are not so fresh.

    That's not a 6-way blade and not a huge dozer so it won't be a tree flipping and stump popping machine. I owned a smaller dozer for land clearing and it was fun but not nearly as productive as the same amount of fuel and time through an excavator.
  7. jeff_t

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    Ya. Both is better yet. My friends have a shear on a smallish-medium size JD hoe (don't remember the number), and it's lots of fun snipping off 24" trees. Then once the stumps are dug out, the shear goes back on and turns them into a pile of mulch. Well, not really mulch, but something that can be burned in a timely fashion.
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    I suppose we should consider that the Alaskan trees might only be pencils and may pop out easier with a smaller dozer.
  9. nate379

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    It's equivalent to a D7 so fairly large. Weighs 42,000lbs. I have done land clearing with a D5 and it did just fine. Sure some of the bigger junk you had to approach it with some brains, but mostly was just a point and shoot deal.

    6 way blade isn't hard to build. Have built two of them for older dozers.

    Trees aren't pencils here, they grow to regular 2-3ft thick if left alone for some years.

  10. greg13

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    If it weren't so far away from you I would say go for the Unimog, They were an unstoppable truck. The shipping would kill you!!!
  11. nate379

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    Auction went up too high on it so I'm not going to bother. I put a max bid of $5000 on it and it went over that quickly. It's at almost $7k now. After a 10% auction fee and having it hauled out to here, too much $$.
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  13. jeff_t

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    Ah yes, Deutz-Allis. My teenage years are kinda fuzzy.
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    There is no such thing as a cheap dozer.
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  15. nate379

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    Sure there is. Cheap is subjective of course. To some $100 is big bucks while others don't worry about spending $1000.


  16. MasterMech

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    Don't think I've ever seen a repair bill on a dozer that was under $1000. ;)

    Make real sure that the undercarriage needs no work whatsoever. That's big $$ and so is transmission work.
  17. nate379

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    If you do the work yourself it's not too bad. Some of the parts are expensive, but the normal wear/tear items are usually reasonable for the smaller dozers. In any case the bids went too high and I didn't get it.
  18. How about a dynahoe d200-4? Like having a payloader, hoe and at 36k pounds a dozer all in one. Transportation costs might be a problem...

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  19. nate379

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    That's an interesting machine! What's the price on it and where does it live right now?
  20. 6500 Gray Maine

    http://maine.craigslist.org/bfs/3743812514.html


    1978 Dynahoe D200-4 Backhoe, 4 wheel drive, 471 Detroit Diesel, Allison Transmission, Rockwell Axes, 23' Backhoe, 2.25 yard front bucket, enclosed cab, rear steering. Starts and Runs but needs engine work to improve power. This is one of the biggest backhoe's ever made. Completed all of my work last year and it is to big for small yard work. Asking $6,500 or best offer, need to move this out of my yard. Call or text 207 615.8454
  21. It went for 14k
  22. nate379

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    Exactly. I can buy a D4 or 5 for under that and not have had to find parts.

  23. loadstarken

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    It would suck to clear land with one and it would take forever!
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