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We need to move a Cat D4H Dozer from southern Indiana to Central Indiana this summer to aide in building a pond. We would move it July/August and return it in the fall. The trip is about 70 miles one way and it weighs about 22,500 lbs. A link to Ritchie Specs is below. Please let me know if anyone out there can help. I would rather give the business to someone on here if possible.

https://www.ritchiespecs.com/model/caterpillar-d4h-series-ii-crawler-tractor
 

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Give me a little bit and I'll get back to you on it. I know a couple different people that may be able to help you out if we cant. At the 22,500 you're pushing what we can have a hot shot do it for. The problem is if the guy isn't in the area, that makes for a pricey 70 miles. Good on you to start looking this early though what is Zip to Zip please?

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Word of Caution..........my D4Hxl3 ........weights just short of 30k ......while i respect Ritchies info you might need to do some checking around.....the difference between 22k and 30k can be a significant trailer difference

for mine that is a cab model, with ripper and full of fuel etc....i will add pictures of information directly from caterpillar shortly
 

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Thanks guys! 47265 is the starting zip and ending at 46239. It's the north end of that zip code. Using North Vernon, IN as the departure and Cumberland, IN as arrival would probably give you a more accurate estimate.

Thankfully, it's ROPS only, no cab. A pic is attached, as is the serial # info. It's a Series II and not LGP, so hopefully that 22,500 is accurate. Let me know if you know that it isn't.
 

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Thanks guys! 47265 is the starting zip and ending at 46239. It's the north end of that zip code. Using North Vernon, IN as the departure and Cumberland, IN as arrival would probably give you a more accurate estimate.

Thankfully, it's ROPS only, no cab. A pic is attached, as is the serial # info. It's a Series II and not LGP, so hopefully that 22,500 is accurate. Let me know if you know that it isn't.
I am guessing your ok as long as it just has the drawbar on the back (rippers add at least #1500 ......also looks like it has slightly oversized track shoes like a LGP but if it were a LGP it normally would show up on the stamped model number ....so your close ....it wouldnt even be a issue except your right at the very upper limit of what a hotshot type hauler might try to haul ...it would be a easy load for a equipment hauler
 

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I appreciate the input and info. Only a drawbar on the rear and unless someone made a real effort to remove all the labeling, it's not LGP. I haven't measured the tracks though.
 

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I appreciate the input and info. Only a drawbar on the rear and unless someone made a real effort to remove all the labeling, it's not LGP. I haven't measured the tracks though.
As long as it's under 10ft in height and 8 1/2ft wide so you don't have to get into permitting.
The other thing that happens here to is a lot of guys won't load this on a step, because unlike hotshots, they value their ramps
My neighbor has a detach though with a 25ft well and he moves equipment for auctions for a living, so this would be right up his alley. I'll give him a ring later today and see what a quote would be for you. Hopefully not to bad since he could do while passing through since you don't have hard dates it needs to be moved.
Shame this wasn't 3 weeks ago it needed to be moved, he came all the way back from Florida empty

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As long as it's under 10ft in height and 8 1/2ft wide so you don't have to get into permitting.
The other thing that happens here to is a lot of guys won't load this on a step, because unlike hotshots, they value their ramps
My neighbor has a detach though with a 25ft well and he moves equipment for auctions for a living, so this would be right up his alley. I'll give him a ring later today and see what a quote would be for you. Hopefully not to bad since he could do while passing through since you don't have hard dates it needs to be moved.
Shame this wasn't 3 weeks ago it needed to be moved, he came all the way back from Florida empty

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Awesome! Thanks for connecting the dots on this. If it works out, hopefully he could make the return trip too. We have plenty of flexibility in our schedule.

That's a long haul when empty. Every mile is more in the red!
 

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That's a long haul when empty. Every mile is more in the red!
What's sad about it all right now is the fact that sometimes driving home empty makes more sense then hauling a lot of the freight that's out here. Thanks to the market, today is my 2nd load in 15 days

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As long as it's under 10ft in height and 8 1/2ft wide so you don't have to get into permitting.
The other thing that happens here to is a lot of guys won't load this on a step, because unlike hotshots, they value their ramps
My neighbor has a detach though with a 25ft well and he moves equipment for auctions for a living, so this would be right up his alley. I'll give him a ring later today and see what a quote would be for you. Hopefully not to bad since he could do while passing through since you don't have hard dates it needs to be moved.
Shame this wasn't 3 weeks ago it needed to be moved, he came all the way back from Florida empty

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mine is fractions of a inch under 10" tall.....probably would be 10' with new track shoes on it........my blade is 10' wide but are much narrower when fully angled ( not sure the angled width) .....mine has not required any special permits to move but its been years since i moved it.......looking at his picture his blade might be narrower but worth checking
 

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What's sad about it all right now is the fact that sometimes driving home empty makes more sense then hauling a lot of the freight that's out here. Thanks to the market, today is my 2nd load in 15 days

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Man, that's rough! Maybe the silver lining is that your return trips are then on your time and not the client's?

mine is fractions of a inch under 10" tall.....probably would be 10' with new track shoes on it........my blade is 10' wide but are much narrower when fully angled ( not sure the angled width) .....mine has not required any special permits to move but its been years since i moved it.......looking at his picture his blade might be narrower but worth checking
I'll have to get some more precise measurements before I fully make a deal with someone. Your machine sounds much more deluxe than this one. I may be wanting yours in the middle of August when I'm melting in the sun with no AC! :laugh:
 

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Drank a few brews with the neighbor last night, he'd be able to do it for you when he's down that way at some point in July/August. Looking around the $500 mark for each direction.

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Drank a few brews with the neighbor last night, he'd be able to do it for you when he's down that way at some point in July/August. Looking around the $500 mark for each direction.

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Awesome! I'm good with that price. Where is he based out of? I'm working to see how early the dozer can be ready to move. Whatever fits his schedule is fine, but earlier would always be better. Want to DM me his info?
 
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