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2008 Caterpillar 297C Compact Track Loader (#462906)

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Winning Bid: US $24,000  
# of Bids: 28   View Bid History
Sold on: 9/5/13
Auction Type: Featured Event
Features: Enclosed Cab, A/C, Heater, High Flow Auxiliary Hydraulic Plumbing, Caterpillar C3.4 Engine, Two Speed Drivetrain, 18" Track Belts, Hydraulic Coupler, 85" Wide General Purpose Bucket w/ Teeth, Hydraulic Shear, Mower
Meter Reading: See Report
Serial Number:
Location: Kansas, United States
Zip/Postal Code:67219
(Wichita area)
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Inspection Ratings Key
Limited use or recently replaced. Free of visible wear or defects.
Performs within the tolerances expected for age and type of item.
Although performing, shows indication of needing repair or replacement.
Needs immediate repair/replacement. Requires work if it is to perform
as expected.
General Appearance
CE Mark (on or near data plate) No
Paint Scratches; See photos for condition
Sheet Metal (Fiberglass) Condition Bent panels; Dents; Top of cab bent; See photos for condition
Steps/Ladders See photos for condition
Hand Rails See photos for condition
General Appearance #1
Control Station
Mirrors No visible damage
Glass See photos for condition; Front: Damaged weather stripping. Front: Plexiglass; Front door glass scratched and door does not operate properly
Seat Belts Operational
Horn Weak
Safety Lock Out/Stop
Hydraulic Controls Damaged boots; Loose
Drivetrain Controls Loose
Engine Controls
Oil Pressure The fault indicator shuts off after the engine oil pressure rises.
Exterior Lights Operational Yes; Some damaged
Warning Lights Operational
Gauges Operational
Hour Meter 4,913 Hours; Operational hour meter; There is a written statement above the hour meter that reads Axles 4253 1/23/12 - IronPlanet makes no guarantees as to actual hours/miles; we can only report what can be visually observed.
Air Conditioner Fan blows but no cool air; Belt is missing
Heater Operational
Interior Floor mat: Worn.
Limited Function Check The main components operated except as noted.
Hour Meter
Fuel Type Diesel
Emission Control Label None found
Blow by @ idle (subjective observation) Minor
Starter Operational
Turbo or Blower No visible damage
Fuel System Operational
Exhaust System No visible damage
Radiator Minor plugging of fins
Oil Leaks Fluid Accumulation: Side of engine. Fluid Accumulation: Oil Pan.
Fuel Leaks None seen
Cooling System Leaks None seen
Limited Function Check (Engine) The engine started and ran; Front cover is missing
Blow by @ idle (subjective observation)
Operational test is limited to low speed in a confined flat area without load. Differential interlocks, full transmission shifting and functionality of all drive axles cannot be fully verified. Inspector listens for abnormal noises, observes leaks and notes physical damage.
Drive Motors
Limited Function Check The drivetrain functioned without a load.
See photos for condition
Pumps (Hydraulics) Fluid accumulation
Valves Fluid accumulation
Hydraulic Tank
Hoses (Hydraulics)
Auxiliary Hydraulic Plumbing Not operationally checked
Loader Lift Cylinders Minor to moderate pin and bushing movement
Bucket Tilt Cylinders Minor to moderate pin and bushing movement
Limited Function Check The hydraulic system was operational. Some wires are loose and not attached
Hydraulics #1
IronPlanet pin connection pivot point wear inspections are limited to sound, sight and feel observations. Dial indicator testing is not performed.
Frame Condition
Belly pans Bent; Missing panel and bolts
Roller Frames
Lift Arm Condition Dented at stops
Chassis to Arm Pins Heavy movement
Quick Coupler to Arms Pins Heavy movement
Limited Function Check The main chassis components were operational in a limited check.
Chassis #1
Undercarriage components photos (links, bushings, sprockets, idlers, rollers, grousers) are selected as representative. Bidders are encouraged to review photos using the zoom feature to judge condition in detail.
Overall Machine Width (Outsides of tracks.) 7' Overall width
Grouser Height Measurement Left side: 8 mm; Right side: 9 mm
Track Belt Condition See photos for condition; Cuts; Chunks out of covering; Damaged drive lugs; Edges torn; Missing drive lugs; Damage to the inside of the track belts
Rubber Belt Drive Lugs See photos for condition; Missing Lugs; Torn/damaged lugs; Visible wear
Track Tensioners See photos for condition
Front Idler Wear See photos for condition
Rear idler wear See photos for condition
Track Rollers See photos for condition; Worn; Cuts
Sprockets See photos for condition; Sprocket drive roller slack; Sprocket damage
Undercarriage #1
Quick Coupler Hydraulic coupler; Operational; Wear at pin connections
Loader Bucket Condition Worn thin; Dented
Loader Bucket Cutting Edge/Shanks/Teeth Worn teeth; Scalloped edge between teeth
Other Attachment Make: Dymax Hydraulic shear not tested, some damage at rack; 78" Virnig mower not tested; Welds and cracks
Specialty #1
Oil Sample Analysis Engine Hydraulic
date of analysis Aug 05, 2013 Aug 05, 2013
Silicon 11 PPM 0 PPM
Lead 0 PPM 1 PPM
Tin 0 PPM 1 PPM
Copper 3 PPM 4 PPM
Aluminum 1 PPM 3 PPM
Silver 0 PPM 0 PPM
Nickel 0.4 PPM 0 PPM
Chromium 0 PPM 0 PPM
Iron 25 PPM 8 PPM
Glycol NEG N/A
Fuel <5% N/A

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