Track loader repairs

Working on a 1960's Caterpillar 955h crawler loader:
0:00 bring in garage
1:29 New top roller
4:57 Remove exhaust elbow
14:13 new seat
22:05 Install new exhaust elbow
23:45 Demonstrate bad starter
25:20 Install muffler
27:18 remove starter to get rebuilt
31:46 Demonstrate roller not turning
33:11 Engine oil change
35:35 digging in shale
45:41 Make exhaust gasket
49:10 more digging, also using a Ex100 excavator, Cat 950 wheel loader, and Takeuchi TL12 compact track loader
Ebay roller listing: (the winning bidder refused to pay)




  • Andrew Camarata , that rock you dug out or a nicer one! You should have one engraved with your own company name and put it down by the road. 🧐 then you could offer them to other people too, engrave them and place them where they want them. Just a thought 💭 Gus !

    Kurt McCarthyKurt McCarthy2 tuntia sitten
  • Nice video Andrew it is interesting to see when you do this fixing up videos. Like see things come to life again :P Keep up the good work. Greatings from Sweden.

    Hans kristian KnudsenHans kristian Knudsen3 tuntia sitten
  • Garage and workshof completed tool room Very strong tractor Caterpillar Good konten brother Your friend from 🇮🇩🙏🙏

    pakmude crewpakmude crew4 tuntia sitten
  • Dear friend, Peace from Israel, the Holy Land, As always, fun to watch you, you are a professional man, I love your dogs are very kind, have you thought about making a concrete floor or tar outside for all tractors, I think you will be perfect, also will not have mud, good luck.

    rece1000rece10005 tuntia sitten
  • The last starter replacement required a skid steer to pull it out. This shows off finesse.

    Carl SuttonCarl Sutton6 tuntia sitten
  • The tracks on the 955 are on the wrong way around, Andrew. The pin bushings on each link should be leading, i.e. towards the front idler. Nice to see the old girl getting a bit of attention.

    Ian BarnesIan Barnes6 tuntia sitten
  • you should wash the machine before repairs, bro

    Vinh NguyễnVinh Nguyễn6 tuntia sitten
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    Gediminas StankūnasGediminas Stankūnas9 tuntia sitten
  • David kamaz life usa.

    Pishpunta zoolidePishpunta zoolide9 tuntia sitten
  • Hey andrew 1 nice Tip for ya and a video to do. Install Poles for electricity with DC 12-24 Battery chargers witch cabels for your Machines :) you can have a meter in the garage for the voltages and or shutoff.

    Break The WarriorBreak The Warrior11 tuntia sitten
  • The rollers got unstuck :P that's heat for ya on greezy bearings :D

    Break The WarriorBreak The Warrior11 tuntia sitten
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    박동하박동하11 tuntia sitten
  • MB mmm

  • im impressed that her get up and go hasnt got up and left

    jakezarkjakezark19 tuntia sitten
  • Andrew you should make a video on painting your new dodge pickup truck!

    Nick WallaceNick Wallace19 tuntia sitten
  • chisel cutting torch and big hammer lol

    Roger HectorRoger Hector19 tuntia sitten
  • F K9

    Wilson TanWilson Tan21 tunti sitten
  • This is a 955 Shovel Dozer!! this was the everything machine BEFORE excavators. I ran this same model for years. yours is in great shape for how old it is. BTW there are pins that come out or the radiator shroud to hold the arms up (yours are missing) so you can work on the engine.

    D ShineD Shine23 tuntia sitten
    • Thanks, I did not know what those holes were for.

      Andrew CamarataAndrew Camarata21 tunti sitten
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    Robert FarringtonRobert Farrington23 tuntia sitten
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    Robert FarringtonRobert FarringtonPäivä sitten
  • We The Few ... truly enjoy our downtime the music and videos of Michael is a great part of our piece of mind. Thank you, OORAH!!

    MSgt Oohrag USMCMSgt Oohrag USMCPäivä sitten
  • 33:55 So realistic video, that when splatter oil, I bounced from display of notebook )))

    Artjom BulotsjoffArtjom BulotsjoffPäivä sitten
  • What a junkyard mechanic you are.Very possible the caterpillar dealer love to see you coming.

    Jesus TorresJesus TorresPäivä sitten
  • I don't understand why you didn't just extend the pipe up for the muffler now shit's going to fall down onto the engine.

    Don't CryDon't CryPäivä sitten
  • I can’t believe people pay 15.000,00 dollar for that roller! Meanwhile I’m struggling for every dollar

    momorainmomorainPäivä sitten
    • ​@Andrew Camarata Oh okay, so people fake bid on that. Thats sad. I honestly would indulge every dollar you get from that ebay listing.

      momorainmomorain23 tuntia sitten
    • You were right to not believe it, it didn't happen.

      Andrew CamarataAndrew CamarataPäivä sitten
  • Love to watch with my 4yrs old son!

    lcsernyiklcsernyikPäivä sitten
  • It's amazing what you achieved in that short time! Keep going!

    Ze German FarmerZe German FarmerPäivä sitten
  • enough soot and rust will seal it eventually

    WillWillPäivä sitten
  • You should build a 2 stroke bike kit

    fm finlayfm finlayPäivä sitten
  • Where are you?

    John UllmannJohn UllmannPäivä sitten
  • Nicht gereinigt, nicht gefettet! Pfusch!

    Fritz PumpelmusFritz PumpelmusPäivä sitten
  • Bau den Lader aus und mach das vernünftig! Pfuscher!

    Fritz PumpelmusFritz PumpelmusPäivä sitten
  • Did someone really pay 15,200.00 for the old roller? lots a used complete machines for less. Big fan, deep pockets congrats

    molsenicemolsenicePäivä sitten
  • Tre 955h is my favorite loader

    Matteo PietropaoliMatteo PietropaoliPäivä sitten
  • Well you did pretty well selling that old roller on eBay.

    John LeeJohn LeePäivä sitten
    • @spinningchurro $15200.00

      John LeeJohn Lee12 tuntia sitten
    • how much did it go for?

      spinningchurrospinningchurro12 tuntia sitten
  • Havent seen mrs camarata lately?

    Lou. KodgeLou. KodgePäivä sitten
    • There isnt a Mrs.

      Andrew CamarataAndrew CamarataPäivä sitten
  • Amazing hard work

    N-TECHFUNN-TECHFUNPäivä sitten
  • Mate ,put your bucket down when you get of

    Chriss TaylorChriss TaylorPäivä sitten
  • it needs new tracks

    James GibsonJames GibsonPäivä sitten
  • ANDREW...its been a week. Are you on vacation? H opp e you're ok.

    michael brownmichael brownPäivä sitten
    • A week is a normal gap. They are ready when they are ready. I am behind on editing right now.

      Andrew CamarataAndrew CamarataPäivä sitten
  • it's not a bearing, it's a wear block.

    AffordBindEquipmentAffordBindEquipmentPäivä sitten
  • What’s your company called

    Chance ColwellChance ColwellPäivä sitten
  • Great video thank you. The last shot above your shop showing the mountains is beautiful.

    buletpoint 1492buletpoint 1492Päivä sitten
  • The 950 looks like it could use some more

    T WolfeT WolfePäivä sitten
  • Andrew is the master of entropy.

    Eric FerminEric FerminPäivä sitten
  • thats a tricky restoration there, alot of that is structural rust

    daniel hosekdaniel hosekPäivä sitten
  • These videos should be titled "Comedy with Camarata",

    Ken MilhinchKen MilhinchPäivä sitten
  • oO

    BEN ZEDBEN ZEDPäivä sitten
  • Hi Andrew, I noticed while watching your video that you run this machine with a very flat bucket, actually it’s about where the bucket leveler kicks out. You should dump the bucket forward so you can almost see the teeth from your seat. This has a tendency to push the bucket down as you move forward, as well as putting pressure on the tracks. When the bucket is flat or partly closed the forward motion tries to lift the tracks which gives you less traction and easily lets the tracks spin. Like a rubber tired loader if you put pressure on the front tires while closing the bucket you won’t have tire spin and you can usually fill the bucket. You do nice work and you make good videos. All the best Bill W.

    William WalshWilliam WalshPäivä sitten
  • Andrew that shale that you have, is it worth to screen it and than place as road-base?

    Darko KomsicDarko Komsic2 päivää sitten
    • The red shale breaks up a bit much. Blue is better.

      Andrew CamarataAndrew CamarataPäivä sitten
  • I watched it a 2nd time & was just as entertained as the first time lol.

    Robert JenningsRobert Jennings2 päivää sitten
  • What would cause a track controller to stick forward and not be able to go back to reverse position?

    Granite Ridge GreensGranite Ridge Greens2 päivää sitten
  • did you shove the shaft too far in and create resistance on the back side when you tightened

    romansj42romansj422 päivää sitten
  • 🔥😂

    شهد عراقشهد عراق2 päivää sitten
  • Andrew... Look up Induction Heating Tool for removing bolts. You should get one. I think it would save you a lot of time and frustration.

    ACoustaDCACoustaDC2 päivää sitten
  • I haven't even messed with this since I bought it :)))

    Amr AminAmr Amin2 päivää sitten
  • Hahaha, a six year old could roll it around in his bedroom, only if his name was BamBam.

    Jason DeKeyserJason DeKeyser2 päivää sitten
  • Looks like Cat green hehe

    eddie bowenseddie bowens2 päivää sitten
  • I love that he don't use some stupid into on his videos.

    mikez104mikez1042 päivää sitten
  • Would that shale make a good starter base for a road or parking pad?

    T WolfeT Wolfe2 päivää sitten
  • Did you sell the ihi

    Fred SouthernFred Southern2 päivää sitten
  • Maybe you need this roller/planer for your work. only a tip. Nice work you do 👍🏻

    Emil BoströmEmil Boström2 päivää sitten
  • "I've gotta stop breaking stuff at some point" hahahahaha

    steve jettesteve jette2 päivää sitten
  • The roller wasn't turning because the track was too tight.

    verteupverteup2 päivää sitten
  • Wont be long to you get that 1 million subscribers.

    Adrian BickleAdrian Bickle2 päivää sitten
  • It gets too silly with 16 commercials, cut out the ad Adrew camarata and you get many more viewers.

    egil rønningegil rønning2 päivää sitten
    • Google 'adblock plus' . More viewers doesn't matter if it don't generate some income. Behind a 1 hour video there is hours of filming and editing. Few care putting in so much work, as for this channel, if there would been as good as no moeny in it.

      Rimrock300Rimrock300Päivä sitten
    • All about the money

      B HarmonB Harmon2 päivää sitten
  • to quiet engines down i used dyna mat under the hood works great

    scotttuftsscotttufts2 päivää sitten
    • On a piece of equipment like that or on a car? I don't think it would work with open sides like that.

      Łukasz SmołaŁukasz Smoła2 päivää sitten
  • Hey Andrew, Diesel Creek has a Wheel loader he just brought and is restoring it and then his going to sale it you might want to have a look Andrew.

    F6 TyphoonF6 Typhoon2 päivää sitten
  • No chance gasket material will work some kind of muffler repair cloth maybe

    Rick TurnerRick Turner2 päivää sitten

  • I think you'd make a cool dugout guest house. Or like a big area to keep the equiptment out of the weather

    Austin KelleyAustin Kelley2 päivää sitten
  • Andrew let's adjust (tighten) the tracks. Way to loose :-)

    Craig SchultzCraig Schultz2 päivää sitten
  • $15,200 for the wheel? You S#@ting me?

    TillmanTillman2 päivää sitten
  • Come on mannnn it’s that time we need our fix

    cecil veleycecil veley2 päivää sitten
  • If I were so equipped with tools and machines, then at least I would know that even the new, fixed guide roller on the chain must rotate freely and not the one that should freeze when driving. Then, with the welding torch, the hexagon bolts do not heat the heads, but the threads of the bolts and the flange that are stuck in the turbocharger flange. It is clear that you then tear off the screw heads and the rest of the screw gets stuck in the flange. I would have installed the seal directly on the flange the first time, that would have saved the second work. If I worked like that, my boss would have fired me long ago !!

    MeisterflottMeisterflott2 päivää sitten
  • Truly admire your hard work ! just Be careful of getting a Hernia , I am trim and fit and had 2 Hernia Surgeries because I have to do things myself but not like you at all , you Really Work hard !

    Steven TSteven T3 päivää sitten
  • You have to wait for the bolt/nut to cool off and shrink back down before trying to take it out.

    gantmjgantmj3 päivää sitten
  • Isn't it nice to have the right equipment to use and a fur buddy around while doing some heavy tasks? 😅

    Skid Steers DirectSkid Steers Direct3 päivää sitten
  • Andrew it think its time to buy a dozer

    Jay SchmidtJay Schmidt3 päivää sitten
  • I enjoyed the track loader episode, I have a track loader just like yours do not know the age or the serial number is it possible to get that from you it would make it a lot easier to order parts, thank you

    David kabbaiDavid kabbai3 päivää sitten
  • 15,200$ you got for a warn out roller!????? you're a genius

    mikelwhitlockmikelwhitlock3 päivää sitten
    • @Trend Investor It's some years ago since last time I was biding. When you explain it, I get it. Thanks for the update.

      Rimrock300Rimrock300Päivä sitten
    • @Rimrock300 Have you ever bid on eBay before? You can put in a bid that is higher than the previous high and eBay will only activate your higher bid amounts when somebody tries to outbid you. That is what happened in this case. In other words, eBay keeps your higher bid amount secret until somebody else tries to outbid you.

      Trend InvestorTrend InvestorPäivä sitten
    • Interesting to see another bidder did 'outbid' himself 10 times, from 5600 to 14800

      Rimrock300Rimrock300Päivä sitten
    • @Andrew Camarata Does it go back to the next highest bidder? Or do you have to list it again?

      Trend InvestorTrend Investor2 päivää sitten
    • Guy didnt pay.

      Andrew CamarataAndrew Camarata2 päivää sitten
  • WHY is moving dirt/rock so freakin hypnotic to watch

    Dave WDave W3 päivää sitten
  • "Some 6 yo will enjoy rolling this around".... 😂 Too funny..

    TheDirtyyoungman1TheDirtyyoungman13 päivää sitten
  • I cant believe that roller sold for 15.200$ LOL

    GizehGizeh3 päivää sitten
    • The winning bidder refused to pay.

      Andrew CamarataAndrew Camarata2 päivää sitten
  • Congrats on the 1.1M views of this video!

    CBSKIPCBSKIP3 päivää sitten
  • Dove ti quale posto del mondo?

    Lanfranco MastrantoniLanfranco Mastrantoni3 päivää sitten
  • The roller sold on eBay for $15200. He probably paid that much for the whole machine! I wish I could sell my trash like that.

    Ilya MitrofanovIlya Mitrofanov3 päivää sitten
    • The winner didn't wanted to pay.

      Rimrock300Rimrock300Päivä sitten
  • Not sure how that gasket is going to hold up against that turbo. That's a lot of heat.

    castellsclcastellscl3 päivää sitten
  • Enjoyed every minute of this video, thanks for posting.

    Paddy LandrevillePaddy Landreville3 päivää sitten
  • “ I gotta stop breaking stuff “ gets the torch out

    Josh DanielsJosh Daniels3 päivää sitten
  • "What are you doing, Andy? Andy? Andy? What are you doing? Andy? What are you doing? Is me standing right here helping, Andy? Andy? What are you doing?" -- The Dog

    Benmore PeakBenmore Peak3 päivää sitten
  • What if you pull that roller out 1/4 inch. When you installed it was tight up against the backing clamp

    Jim ThompsonJim Thompson3 päivää sitten
  • What is that tapping noise all of a sudden? 41:35 That doesn't sound like an exhaust leek but maybe.. Idle wheel started spinning though;)

    3rdaxis3rdaxis3 päivää sitten
  • What kind of xterra did you have?

    Jorge NievesJorge Nieves3 päivää sitten
  • The 955H gets it's day in the shop! All that is needed now is a big project along with the IH Paystar. Track Loaders ruled the jobsites in the 60's and 70's .

    1957rickster1957rickster3 päivää sitten
  • for the roller try running the tracks loose, they looked super tight on the hill but if you have worn out pins and bushings thats not gonna help. those rollers are always super tight when new

    bosshoss69leebosshoss69lee3 päivää sitten
  • 15k for an old roller?

    GhostHostMemoriesGhostHostMemories3 päivää sitten
  • When you get your bucket pointed up and lifting it fills pretty quickly... It's when you push into the hillside that you cut more slowly.

    Arthur DickinsonArthur Dickinson3 päivää sitten
  • A trick a friend with a lot of experance showed me. Heat the bolt without melting it. Walk away and let it cool. It expanded than shrank and may come out with ease. This worked so many times.

    Michael vogelMichael vogel3 päivää sitten
  • You do good work my friend.

    Julian YaleJulian Yale3 päivää sitten