Dozer with Tank Tracks and Rolls Royce Engine

Dozer with Tank Tracks and Rolls Royce Engine

Vickers Bulldozers like this one and Caterpillar D8s were used to build Wellington Airport in New Zealand. The Operators preferred the D8s though, as they had more torque, and were heavier and more reliable. The Vickers’ swinging final drive, which followed the ground better and therefore created extra traction, was an extra complication that needed […]

Vickers Bulldozers like this one and Caterpillar D8s were used to build Wellington Airport in New Zealand. The Operators preferred the D8s though, as they had more torque, and were heavier and more reliable. The Vickers’ swinging final drive, which followed the ground better and therefore created extra traction, was an extra complication that needed extra maintenance. The tracks were linked using rubber bushes which wore quickly and were then inclined to throw off when turning at speed. The engine, a supercharged 6 cylinder diesel, was relatively high horsepower, but low torque and had high fuel consumption.

Thank you so much for allowing us to hear the beautiful sound of the Rolls-Royce engine. Love the sound of engine and power, thank you again !!! Fm. Southfield. Michigan.

Thanks for posting. I would agree with others that Cat had a great range of dozers with good parts supply and backup. However Vickers did slowly improve becoming a bit more dozer than tank. The example shown here seems to be going very well, moves back and forth quickly. Hope you get many hours of fun out of it.

I did my apprenticeship with the New Zealand agents for Rolls-Royce diesels. I have only seen one Vickers bulldozer though. Most of what we worked on were C8s or Dv8s. And C6s. They were either powering generators, small railway locomotives or trucks.

What a great video. My dad had a couple of VR180’s in the 70’s and 80’s. One of them had a ripper on. Still can hear the sound of those engines. Wish I could see one, but they are all gone for scrap metal. What a pity. South Africa

 

 

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