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Holt T-16 40-60 (10 ton)


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Old 12-08-2010, 12:29:12 AM
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Here is our Holt with a LeTourneau blade. The blade has a tag that says "Bull Dozer" on it, which I think may well be among the first use of the words. This tractor was used in Ely Minnesota for plowing snow originally.

Its currently at a friend's shop and we're doing a little work on it. The main problem is that one steering clutch is not functioning. While its apart I'm also planning on pouring new bearings as almost all of them are out of shims. Other than that, it basically just needs a good clean up. I'm trying to figure out what color to paint it. The tractors were originally gray. I think it was painted yellow when the blade was installed, but I'm not certain.
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A Martinson, use battleship grey. Yellow would never have been used until December 7, 1931. I hope the cab pictures I sent you will assist in the reconstruction of your cab.
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Yes Tom, those should help greatly! And I can't thank you enough for the information you sent.
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Im excited to get that bad boy running and play with it!!
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Yes, Farmall86, it'll be fun. Some people at the show might not be too fond of the lights on it, since it will allow us to make noise around the clock.
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Ah come on it is not any fun unless you can make some noise. That is why they invented the Detroit Diesel.
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Yes, Farmall86, it'll be fun. Some people at the show might not be too fond of the lights on it, since it will allow us to make noise around the clock.
Too bad for them
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Wow, cab and street pads! What a nice original crawler! I would say paint it either color you prefer. The yellow may have been added later, but it probably spent it's working life in that color, so it has some merit for consideration. In the end, your dozer, so you do as you please!
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Yes Brasherman, that is part of the reason why I'm struggling with the color, as part of originality to me is honoring its working life, not just as it left the factory.

I just found (30 seconds before I started posting this) the number 24189 stamped on the top half of the transmission, could this be the serial number? I was told that some had a serial plate below the radiator, but I found no rivet holes to show that one was ever there.

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Some were stamped right in the casting in the front,right side looking at it if i remember correctly. I had a couple of the 10 tons and sold them 8 or 9 years ago. Don
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I know there is a Holt like that on display along the highway north of Bemidji heading to International Falls. I also think the Glass Family owns one at rollag.
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