Was there an original Cat 977, with no letter suffix (977H, 977L, 977K, etc)?

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Was there an original Cat 977, with no letter suffix (977H, 977L, 977K, etc)?

Post #1 by Gavin Phillips » Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:00 pm

Some time ago, someone sent me a Caterpillar product list covering the track loader range. It covered everything from the HT4 to the B-series rear engined models.

The 977D, E, H, L and K models are also covered (a 983B apparently exists as well), but no mention of an "original" 977. I'm pretty sure that I've heard of such a machine existing but I just wanted to confirm this is/isn't the case?

There was apparently also a range of Logger track loaders available from Caterpillar. Information at the moment is lacking, but at least the 955K and 933C machines had this attachment available to them.

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Re: Was there an original Cat 977, with no letter suffix (977H, 977L, 977K, etc)?

Post #2 by European A » Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:14 am

I think it was launched in 1955 and designated "No. 977". I enclose a couple of pics I found in the net.
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Re: Was there an original Cat 977, with no letter suffix (977H, 977L, 977K, etc)?

Post #3 by Gavin Phillips » Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:11 pm

Nice machine! Thanks for seeking the pictures out.

I'm a little confused about why its missing from the product line but at least I know for sure now.

That restored 977 really is a beautiful machine. Its nice to see at least one has been saved from the scrapheap.

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