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2006 Caterpillar 257B Compact Track Loader (#450434)

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Winning Bid: US $11,000  
# of Bids: 8   View Bid History
Sold on: 5/30/13
Auction Type: Featured Event
Features: Enclosed Cab, A/C, Heater, Auxiliary Hydraulic Plumbing, Electrical Connection at Auxiliary Hydraulic Ports, Caterpillar 3024C Engine, 14 1/2" Track Belts, Manual Coupler, 67" Wide General Purpose Bucket w/ Teeth
Meter Reading: 9,307 Hours
Serial Number:
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Zip/Postal Code:16801
(State College 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 Blemishes where decals have been removed; Scratches; Chips
Sheet Metal (Fiberglass) Condition Dents; Surface rust; See photos for condition
Steps/Ladders See photos for condition
Hand Rails No visible damage
General Appearance #1
Control Station
Seats/Armrests Torn cover; See photos for condition
Seat Belts Operational
Horn Operational
Safety Lock Out/Stop
Hydraulic Controls
Drivetrain Controls
Engine Controls Throttle control sticks
Oil Pressure The fault indicator shuts off after the engine oil pressure rises.
Exterior Lights Operational Yes
Warning Lights Operational
Travel Alarm Operational
Gauges Operational
Hour Meter 9,307 Hours; Operational hour meter - IronPlanet makes no guarantees as to actual hours/miles; we can only report what can be visually observed.
Air Conditioner The ambient temperature is too cold to check.
Heater Operational
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) Significant
Starter Operational
Turbo or Blower No visible damage
Fuel System Operational
Exhaust System No visible damage
Radiator Coolant had to be added
Oil Leaks Fluid Accumulation: Side of engine. Fluid Accumulation: Rear of engine.
Fuel Leaks Fluid Accumulation: Fuel line.
Cooling System Leaks None seen
Limited Function Check (Engine) The engine started and ran. See oil report.
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.
Drivetrain #1
Pumps (Hydraulics)
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 except as noted. See oil report.
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 Rusty
Belly pans
Roller Frames Rusty
Lift Arm Condition
Chassis to Arm Pins Heavy movement
Quick Coupler to Arms Pins Heavy movement
Limited Function Check The main components were operational except as noted.
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.) 67" Overall width
Grouser Height Measurement Left side: 17 mm; Right side: 19 mm
Track Belt Condition See photos for condition; Cuts; Chunks out of covering; Damaged drive lugs
Rubber Belt Drive Lugs See photos for condition; Torn/damaged lugs
Track Tensioners See photos for condition
Carrier Rollers See photos for condition; Worn with cuts and chunking
Front Idler Wear See photos for condition
Rear idler wear See photos for condition
Track Rollers See photos for condition
Sprockets See photos for condition
Undercarriage #1
Quick Coupler Manual coupler; Operational; Wear at pin connections
Loader Bucket Condition
Loader Bucket Cutting Edge/Shanks/Teeth Scalloped edge between teeth
Specialty #1
Oil Sample Analysis Engine Hydraulic
date of analysis May 15, 2013 May 15, 2013
Silicon 16.54 PPM 6.44 PPM
Lead 0 PPM 0 PPM
Tin 0 PPM 0 PPM
Copper 2.17 PPM 2.15 PPM
Aluminum 3.11 PPM 1.3 PPM
Silver 0 PPM 0 PPM
Nickel 0.23 PPM 0.65 PPM
Chromium 0.8 PPM 0.2 PPM
Iron 11.74 PPM 9.21 PPM
Glycol NEG NEG
Fuel <5% <5%

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