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Caterpillar 953 Crawler Loader (#458111)

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Winning Bid: US $5,000  
# of Bids: 2   View Bid History
Sold on: 7/11/13
Auction Type: Featured Event
Features: Open Operator Station, Sweeps, Screens, Rear Screen, Caterpillar 3204 Engine, Hydrostatic Drive, 15" Track Shoes, 89" Wide Grapple Bucket
Meter Reading: Meter Broken
Serial Number:
Location: Oregon, United States
Zip/Postal Code:97502
(Medford-Ashland 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
Paint Not original paint; Recently painted; See photos for condition
Sheet Metal (Fiberglass) Condition See photos for condition; Cracks; Weld repairs; Bent panels; Missing panels; Dents; Bent screens
Steps/Ladders See photos for condition
Hand Rails See photos for condition
General Appearance #1
Control Station
Mirrors No visible damage
Seats/Armrests Missing armrest; Missing suspension cover
Seat Belts Not equipped; Cut off
Horn Inoperable
Control Lock Lever Stiff; Missing knob
Hydraulic Controls Missing cover plate; The kick outs are inoperable
Steering Controls Stiff
Drivetrain Controls Stiff
Oil Pressure The gauge registers in the operating range; Warning light inoperable
Exterior Lights Operational No
Warning Lights Inoperable
Travel Alarm Missing
Gauges Operational; After market gauges
Hour Meter/Odometer 1,387 Hours; Inoperable hour meter; Hour meter difficult to read - IronPlanet makes no guarantees as to actual hours/miles; we can only report what can be visually observed.
Interior Floor mat: Worn.
Limited Function Check The main components operated except as noted.
Hour Meter/Odometer
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 See photos for condition
Oil Leaks Seepage: Side of engine
Fuel Leaks None seen
Cooling System Leaks None seen
Limited Function Check (Engine) The engine started and ran; Required ether to start.
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.
Transmission Operational; Fill cap threads are stripped
Travel Speeds Variable single
Service Brakes Stiff linkage
Drive Motors
Final Drives
Limited Function Check (Drivetrain-Track) The drivetrain was operational without a load.
Drivetrain #1
See photos for condition
Pumps (Hydraulics)
Valves Not visually inspected
Hydraulic Tank Low oil level; Sight glass painted over
Hoses (Hydraulic) Braid exposure
Loader Lift Cylinders Minor to moderate pin and bushing movement
Bucket Tilt Cylinders Seepage; Minor to moderate pin and bushing movement
Multi Purpose Bucket Cylinders Left grapple cylinder leaks down
Limited Function Check The hydraulic system was operational without a load.
Hydraulics #1
IronPlanet pin connection pivot point wear inspections are limited to sound, sight and feel observations. Dial indicator testing is not performed.
Lift Arm Condition
Tilt Linkage Weld repair
Chassis to Arm Pins Minor to moderate movement
Tilt Linkage Pins and Bushings Minor to moderate movement; Bent
Bucket to Arm Pins Weld repair
Limited Function Check The main chassis components were operational in a limited check.
Frame Condition
Roller Frames Weld repair; Cracks
Belly pans Bent
Pivot Shafts Seepage
Equalizer Bar Pivot Points Loose
Limited Function Check (Chassis) The main components were operational when checked without a load.
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.
Track Pads See photos for condition
Track Tensioners See photos for condition
Grouser Height Left Side: 23 mm; Right Side: 26 mm
Track links See photos for condition
Pins and Bushings Turned? No
Pins and bushings See photos for condition
Carrier Rollers See photos for condition; Cracked right side
Track Rollers See photos for condition
Idlers See photos for condition
Sprockets See photos for condition
Pins and bushings
Loader Bucket Condition Weld repaired
Loader Bucket Cutting Edge
Specialty #1
Oil Sample Analysis Engine Hydraulic
date of analysis Jun 27, 2013 Jun 27, 2013
Silicon 12.48 PPM 9.13 PPM
Lead 0 PPM 0 PPM
Tin 0 PPM 0 PPM
Copper 2.94 PPM 2.11 PPM
Aluminum 7.29 PPM 2.05 PPM
Silver 0 PPM 0.01 PPM
Nickel 0.18 PPM 0.04 PPM
Chromium 0.56 PPM 0 PPM
Iron 34.29 PPM 7.62 PPM
Glycol NEG N/A
Water NEG N/A
Fuel <5% N/A

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