Cost of shipping a D8 dozer?

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  1. justa_driver

    justa_driver Road Train Member

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    Yea I think every D8 I ever pulled had a 14' blade and had to have a permit for 125,000 lbs with escorts. They also had counterweights on the back and a small gas engine to start the diesel (I think they done away with the gas engine though?). It would probably be a lot cheaper to get a d7 with a 12' blade. A D8 and a D9 with a ripper is seriously oversized.
     
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  3. m16ty

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    D8s haven't had pony motor start since the 1960s.

    A D8 is a awfully big dozer for a rental dozer. Usually, dozers that are hauled a bunch are D6 and under. Most everything D7 and up are used on larger jobs where they aren't moved but every few months. It just starts costing a lot more to move and harder to get in and out of jobsites when you get above a D6.
     
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  4. johndeere4020

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    Kinda, Cat rents 8’s around here. But I move 7’s a lot, couple times a month at least. 6’s definitely more but 7’s are no big deal.
     
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  5. justa_driver

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    Yea I thought they had discontinued the pony motor.I quit pulling heavy equipment in the 70s. Youre right about the D8 being an awfully big tractor for public rental.
     
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  6. MartinFromBC

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    Correct guys on saying a 6 or 7 is nothing to move, an 8 is somewhat of a load, a 9 is getting serious, a 10 is batting in the big leagues. I moved a 972 loader today, and like how simple it was to load and chain down. By the time the salesman got outside i was already chaining it down. Majority of my day was holding down the passenger seat, let the rookie kid do most of the driving.
     
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    We can get by without pilot cars by buzzing the corner bits off on some highways.
     
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  8. MartinFromBC

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    What baffles me is when i see a dozer being hauled without the blade angled. If you know the blade is too wide, then set it at maximum angle. But maybe that is just too much common sense for some to handle.
     
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  9. johndeere4020

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    That’s interesting, I’ve had this conversation. Ohio says loads must be reduced to the least possible dimensions, I actually had my tape measure out and show our other driver, a D6N it reduces the width close to a foot plus I can put all the overhang on the passenger side. I’ve had several people tell me it makes no difference, amazing.
     
  10. Oxbow

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    It is interesting on a 6N how, when angled, most all of the excess width ends up on the close side.
     
  11. johndeere4020

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    The big construction company I worked for had a D37 Komatsu (I think) it had a long C frame and close to a 10’ wide blade. It would angle completely on the trailer.
     
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