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)


  1. bea kittelscherz

    bea kittelscherzHace 20 minutos

    This mans wrench is bigger than yours ... lmao . Love to watch this channel. Learn from the best, stay away from the rest :-)

  2. Gene

    GeneHace un hora

    Hackie hack hack!

  3. Bruce MacGlynn

    Bruce MacGlynnHace 7 horas

    Some guy with Bones N' Sleeves put a gag reel of your greatest bloopers, or just bloopers anyway and I loved it. If you ever feel like do that I would be sure to share. Hilarious.

  4. Deplorable Irish

    Deplorable IrishHace 8 horas

    Gud tip for siezed bolts is to get them red as close to where their threaded in then pour cold water on them. Water should boil thru the thread cleaning it out.

  5. Rusty Axle

    Rusty AxleHace 13 horas

    Great video always like to see folks doing some wrenching,you want to get some gold pans and test to see if there is gold in that shale ,it’s a perfect place 👍👍

  6. Diesel Ramcharger

    Diesel RamchargerHace 14 horas

    When you heat a bolt. YOU GOTTA LET IT COOL! Its in a hole. it gets hot, it expands. the hole forces it to get longer not fatter. when bolt cools it shrinks. it is now longer and skinnier than it was before. rinse repeat once or twice. cool it with air or penetrating oil like pb blaster. THEN you loosen it up. itll come right out...or itll break. lol

  7. Diesel Ramcharger

    Diesel RamchargerHace 14 horas

    Dude youve got to get yourself a crimp on hose clamp set. For fixing air lines, ac hoses etc. super low profile. entire set with crimpers is like 25 bucks. Do It! That bulky mess on your air hose is dog poop. Crimp on clamp. heat shrink it or slide a piece of hose over it and voila no scratch on them perdy tractors. lmao.

  8. Kazam Cafo

    Kazam CafoHace 16 horas


  9. Robert Lishman

    Robert LishmanHace 17 horas

    Always tap or clean a hole by hand, never with a special drill meant for this.

  10. G M

    G MHace 20 horas

    15,200 for the roller.... someone actually bid that high!! So the 15,100 bidder got it? you should start selling all kinds of goofy stuff and signing it. the world is full of suckers.

  11. wirenut003

    wirenut003Hace 23 horas

    A little ruff on the equipment are you now

  12. Akotski1338

    Akotski1338Hace 23 horas

    33:55 so glad to see you wearing eye protection while changing that oil. Just a few days ago I was changing oil as well and it splashed right in my eye. I was lucky not to get blinded or something by that. Learned my lesson for sure

  13. Akotski1338

    Akotski1338Hace un día

    When this video came out I watched and the that same day I found an old abandoned cat that was way bigger than that one and it had the same exhaust setup which was pretty cool.

  14. Akotski1338

    Akotski1338Hace un día

    I watched this video at a hotel tv because I was on vacation but I’m going to watch it again on my phone because I liked the video so much

  15. ____________

    ____________Hace un día

    What a hack that guy is xD so glad to never run in to him or to have anything to do with him or his "company"

  16. Eliot Heasman

    Eliot HeasmanHace un día

    Andrew you have shown me a nice trick with the spanner thanks very much

  17. MEMeOp

    MEMeOpHace un día

    i don't know was there a gasket between turbo flange and exhaust manifold ? maybe could have been little quieter because you added the silencer. I saw little smoke come out there that's why i wondered.

  18. NewbFixer

    NewbFixerHace un día

    When the vehicles got lined up at the end it reminded me of construction simulator :) Great video as ever!

  19. Robin Frazier

    Robin FrazierHace un día

    Well if I were you I would stick to mec. work and leave the dirt work to your wife. . Rob.

  20. pzavada1

    pzavada1Hace un día

    love the paper towel trick!

  21. Machinery Amazing

    Machinery AmazingHace un día

    *_Oh.Great.The giant machine worked too well.I love these machines !_*

  22. alan clarke clarke

    alan clarke clarkeHace un día

    Andy you should have put some wood preserver on the seat backs that climate you have they will rot in a few months clad to help great vids by the way me in u.k.

  23. George Enriquez

    George EnriquezHace un día

    “Alright...look at that!” - Andrew

  24. John W

    John WHace un día

    What is the heavy ticking noise when you load the motor? Is it an age thing or is everything just fine?

  25. Joanne F

    Joanne FHace un día

    I really appreciate that paper towel in the wrench trick. I’m going to buy an AC mug or a t-shirt just for that!

  26. basic186

    basic186Hace 2 días

    As far as the rocks go--------- i'd put one at the top of your driveway and install a tall parking lot lamp and the same on the Sharp curve

  27. marko antonyo

    marko antonyoHace 2 días

    E muito bom assistir seus videos aqui no Brasil nao tem os equipamentos que tem ai abraço tudo de bom se cuida!

  28. alfa LOZANO

    alfa LOZANOHace 2 días

    Why don paint the sit base

  29. Tractors & Machines RO

    Tractors & Machines ROHace 2 días

    Great great work 👉👍🆒💖🚜👀

  30. Rigid Review

    Rigid ReviewHace 2 días

    With teeth that wheel loader would bite full scoops fast, impressive power!

  31. Nick Shades

    Nick ShadesHace 2 días

    "Birthday present for a 6-year-old" "can roll it around the bedroom or something" 😆😆😆🤣🤣

  32. Bagheera Tube

    Bagheera TubeHace un día

    @EPICRANDOMGUY 02 nah, it just people bidding, they didn't want to pay that


    EPICRANDOMGUY 02Hace un día

    Just looked on eBay, it sold for $15000 🤯

  34. Bagheera Tube

    Bagheera TubeHace 2 días

    Sounds like he does not have kids xD

  35. Andjuju 64

    Andjuju 64Hace 2 días

    How does an oil change make the roller work?

  36. Thomas Leonard

    Thomas LeonardHace 2 días

    Tom from Delaware Was wondering if you were ever going to show the finished product of the upstairs Or did I miss it

  37. highwatercircutrider

    highwatercircutriderHace 2 días

    Andrew a ‘Self Made Man’ ! True example of ‘can do’ American Spirit, so sadly missing among our youth today !

  38. deals from virginia

    deals from virginiaHace 3 días

    Every time I watch this guy do something I'm reminded, Rust is Real!

  39. online game south

    online game southHace 3 días

    I honestly wouldn’t mind seeing him finally fix the John Deere backhoe. Make it reliable

  40. online game south

    online game southHace 3 días

    You have a valid point.

  41. Andrew Camarata

    Andrew CamarataHace 3 días

    The trick is to not use that thing. Other wise its going to break.



    That exhaust housing on that turbo is a strange design. I'm not familiar with dozens or whether that's a common design or not. It's like a press fit buts it's too loose to be a press fit. So what actually seals it. Does it only seal once it gets hot and then it locks in place permanently??

  43. Elwin_T Justice

    Elwin_T JusticeHace 3 días

    I don't know what it is about Andrew's videos, but I can sit and watch hours of his footage! As always, great content....

  44. Wes K

    Wes KHace 3 días

    I cried when he cut the hood. If it was me I would have added some pipe to the muffler

  45. tenagestr

    tenagestrHace 3 días

    That hand crane in the shop is awesome! I really want one that will move like that in my barn

  46. Andrew Camarata

    Andrew CamarataHace 3 días

    Yes, I use it often. There is a video on here of building it.

  47. Team Desmarchais

    Team DesmarchaisHace 3 días

    "I guess I should of cleaned those leaves out" as the whole loader is on fire lol

  48. Captain Over-Tighten

    Captain Over-TightenHace 4 días

    Always enjoy your work and videos. I'm sure you have an angle die grinder. Pop a conditioning disk on that baby and all the nooks and crannies will be easier to reach. Who hasn't nearly torched their dozer with a spring leaf fire? Was wondering if a 6” extension would have been better than cutting the hood? Thanks for all your work

  49. حيدر شلوح

    حيدر شلوحHace 4 días


  50. Life with Lilah Marie

    Life with Lilah MarieHace 4 días

    Always a good video, little torch and welder tune is always good,keep em coming, I just started a channel with my daughter, but hoping she'll take it over when shes older

  51. Tom Overholt

    Tom OverholtHace 4 días

    Just a note, you should always heat around the bolt and keep the bolt as cool as possible, you want the steel that the bolt is screwed into to expand and the bolt to stay strong. Just an observation not a criticism.

  52. Dane Hansen

    Dane HansenHace 4 días

    “Is that gonna go out or is that a problem”

  53. Tommy Ess

    Tommy EssHace 4 días

    More than 15 commercial Breaks? Dude youre getting greedy

  54. Jim Morwood

    Jim MorwoodHace 4 días

    Why can’t you use some of that broke up shale for fill or drive ways

  55. Big mike

    Big mikeHace 4 días

    You are such an idiot when it comes to maintaining your equipment..and you are wonder you have to have a you tube channel bro pay for your parts...lmao

  56. Duncan Aitken

    Duncan AitkenHace 4 días

    Andrew, have you noticed the crack on the lower right loader arm? See one of your previous videos (timestamped) for location details:

  57. rkalle66

    rkalle66Hace 5 días

    A green Caterpillar ... who was painting that?

  58. kctyphoon

    kctyphoonHace 5 días

    If a tunnel boring machine pops up for sale on FB marketplace - i expect to see it on this channel..

  59. Kurt McCarthy

    Kurt McCarthyHace 5 días

    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 !

  60. Hans kristian Knudsen

    Hans kristian KnudsenHace 5 días

    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.

  61. pakmude crew

    pakmude crewHace 5 días

    Garage and workshof completed tool room Very strong tractor Caterpillar Good konten brother Your friend from 🇮🇩🙏🙏

  62. rece1000

    rece1000Hace 5 días

    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.

  63. Carl Sutton

    Carl SuttonHace 5 días

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

  64. Ian Barnes

    Ian BarnesHace 5 días

    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.

  65. Vinh Nguyễn

    Vinh NguyễnHace 5 días

    you should wash the machine before repairs, bro

  66. Gediminas Stankūnas

    Gediminas StankūnasHace 5 días

    Zacem katok vybrasil nada byla podshipniki pomieniat. Burzui mnogo tehniki imeesh, nada tebe raskulacit. Liudi nieponimaet gavari pa ruski.

  67. Break The Warrior

    Break The WarriorHace 5 días

    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.

  68. Break The Warrior

    Break The WarriorHace 5 días

    The rollers got unstuck :P that's heat for ya on greezy bearings :D

  69. 박동하

    박동하Hace 5 días

    항상 열심히 무엇이든 잘 고치는 군요



    MB mmm

  71. jakezark

    jakezarkHace 6 días

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

  72. Nick Wallace

    Nick WallaceHace 6 días

    Andrew you should make a video on painting your new dodge pickup truck!

  73. Roger Hector

    Roger HectorHace 6 días

    chisel cutting torch and big hammer lol

  74. Wilson Tan

    Wilson TanHace 6 días

    F K9

  75. D Shine

    D ShineHace 6 días

    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.

  76. Andrew Camarata

    Andrew CamarataHace 6 días

    Thanks, I did not know what those holes were for.

  77. Robert Farrington

    Robert FarringtonHace 6 días

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  79. MSgt Oohrag USMC

    MSgt Oohrag USMCHace 6 días

    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!!

  80. Artjom Bulotsjoff

    Artjom BulotsjoffHace 6 días

    33:55 So realistic video, that when splatter oil, I bounced from display of notebook )))

  81. Jesus Torres

    Jesus TorresHace 6 días

    What a junkyard mechanic you are.Very possible the caterpillar dealer love to see you coming.

  82. Don't Cry

    Don't CryHace 6 días

    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.

  83. momorain

    momorainHace 6 días

    I can’t believe people pay 15.000,00 dollar for that roller! Meanwhile I’m struggling for every dollar

  84. momorain

    momorainHace 6 días

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

  85. Andrew Camarata

    Andrew CamarataHace 6 días

    You were right to not believe it, it didn't happen.

  86. lcsernyik

    lcsernyikHace 6 días

    Love to watch with my 4yrs old son!

  87. Ze German Farmer

    Ze German FarmerHace 6 días

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

  88. Will

    WillHace 6 días

    enough soot and rust will seal it eventually

  89. fm finlay

    fm finlayHace 6 días

    You should build a 2 stroke bike kit

  90. John Ullmann

    John UllmannHace 6 días

    Where are you?

  91. Fritz Pumpelmus

    Fritz PumpelmusHace 6 días

    Nicht gereinigt, nicht gefettet! Pfusch!

  92. Fritz Pumpelmus

    Fritz PumpelmusHace 6 días

    Bau den Lader aus und mach das vernünftig! Pfuscher!

  93. molsenice

    molseniceHace 6 días

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

  94. Matteo Pietropaoli

    Matteo PietropaoliHace 6 días

    Tre 955h is my favorite loader

  95. John Lee

    John LeeHace 6 días

    Well you did pretty well selling that old roller on eBay.

  96. John Lee

    John LeeHace 5 días

    @spinningchurro $15200.00

  97. spinningchurro

    spinningchurroHace 5 días

    how much did it go for?

  98. Lou. Kodge

    Lou. KodgeHace 6 días

    Havent seen mrs camarata lately?

  99. Andrew Camarata

    Andrew CamarataHace 6 días

    There isnt a Mrs.

  100. N-TECHFUN

    N-TECHFUNHace 6 días

    Amazing hard work

  101. Chriss Taylor

    Chriss TaylorHace 6 días

    Mate ,put your bucket down when you get of

  102. James Gibson

    James GibsonHace 6 días

    it needs new tracks

  103. michael brown

    michael brownHace 6 días

    ANDREW...its been a week. Are you on vacation? H opp e you're ok.

  104. Andrew Camarata

    Andrew CamarataHace 6 días

    A week is a normal gap. They are ready when they are ready. I am behind on editing right now.

  105. AffordBindEquipment

    AffordBindEquipmentHace 6 días

    it's not a bearing, it's a wear block.

  106. Chance Colwell

    Chance ColwellHace 7 días

    What’s your company called

  107. buletpoint 1492

    buletpoint 1492Hace 7 días

    Great video thank you. The last shot above your shop showing the mountains is beautiful.

  108. T Wolfe

    T WolfeHace 7 días

    The 950 looks like it could use some more

  109. Eric Fermin

    Eric FerminHace 7 días

    Andrew is the master of entropy.

  110. daniel hosek

    daniel hosekHace 7 días

    thats a tricky restoration there, alot of that is structural rust

  111. Ken Milhinch

    Ken MilhinchHace 7 días

    These videos should be titled "Comedy with Camarata",

  112. BEN ZED

    BEN ZEDHace 7 días


  113. William Walsh

    William WalshHace 7 días

    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.