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Category: Construction and Road Equipment
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Experience:  17+ yrs. shop and field experience with all major brands of heavy equipment and trucks - 1995 WyoTech graduate.
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I have a Caterpillar D8N. I need to remove the transmission.

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I have a Caterpillar D8N. I need to remove the transmission for rebuild. What is the most simple method to do so? Do I need to remove the ripper or other major parts or is the an easier way? Thank you, Joe
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Construction and Road Equipment
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

Hi my name is***** is your serial number?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Dan, 9TC06587
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

The ripper need to come off and the case needs to be drained or you will have a valdez oil spill instantly on your hands. It will slide out from the rear after you remove the drive axles and rear mounting bolts

Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

It is on rails that allows it to slide out from the rear

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you. I was hoping there was some way to avoid removing the ripper. Too bad.
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

Unfortunately it slides out from the rear.

Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

Pleasure to help