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Mods to a 272C with Mulcher

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by ksss, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,129

    Check out the appearance pictures of what was done to the rear door of this C series. Kinda interesting. I am guessing it was getting hot by looking at the condition of the emissions sticker on the engine. The fan motor is leaking as well. Interesting idea on the venting. Must have been tough to put a torch to a new machine though.
  2. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,129

    Sorry my paste did not stick.

  3. Tigerotor77W

    Tigerotor77W LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Germany
    Posts: 1,891

    Cat actually has a vented (mesh) rear door. I think that's the door but with some reinforcements around the mesh.
  4. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,129

    That looks more to me like a County Fair white ribbon kinda wielding job to me.
  5. Construct'O

    Construct'O LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Sw Iowa
    Posts: 1,387

    Looks like a lot of metal floating around in the engine by the oil sample report!:usflag:
  6. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
    Posts: 3,758

    that looks cheesy. It isn't for heat build up but rather it's for breathing. CAT had too much debris being pulled in from the front and sides when mulching. With the rear door perforated, it can pull somewhat cleaner air through the rear.

    It should be made of perforated plate. That material didn't look as stout as what my 272c had.

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    CAT pictures.jpg

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