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Catarpillar D12, 6 x 4, 6V, diesel, (Side view, right side)


Front view, right side

Picture courtesy of Arne Gundersborg via Brian Brodersen


Danish Army Specific: The Danish Caterpillar D12 motor graders were acquired around 1954/55. The D12 was a civil grader, which was militarised by the army after deliverance through W. Langreuters Eftf. in Copenhagen.
The standard front wheels (9.00 x 24) were changed to the same size as the 4 rear wheels. Other modifications included front and rear lights, attachments for licence plates, fire extinguishers etc.
Approximately 10 machines were purchased and distributed to the 2 engineer regiments.
: N/A.
Length: 7.75 m (302 inches).
Width: 2.47 m (96 inches).
Height: 2.80 m (with muffler (109 inches)).
Weight: 11.275 kg (24.805 lb.).
: Own 6-cylinder, type D-318, 8.600 cm3 (524 cubic inches), water-cooled.
Horsepower: 100 at 1.800 rpm.
Transmission: 6-speed gearbox.
Transfer case: N/A.
Electrical system: 6 volt.
Brakes: Hydraulic.
Tyres: 13.00 x 24.
Fuel type: Diesel.
Fuel capacity: 230 liter (50 gallons).
Range: N/A.
Crew: 1.
Additional: Starting system was a 2-cylinder gasoline boxer engine, also providing preheating of intake air for easy start of diesel engine.

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