Mark Williams sent this Wildcat pic from his younger days.
That is a good looking machine and I’m quite interested in the tree pusher attachment he mentions in the section below. The machine was later sold on and its whereabouts are unknown.
I asked Mark to provide a bit of detail about the picture and he replied as follows:
The photo is of myself when I was much young on my dads farm and nursery on the almost top of Myrtle Mountain – it backed on to another farm and the national park. The actual area is the start of radium ridge road. They snapped this happy snap while I was trying to clean up the mess after the storm and what was also left over from building the big dam below in the back ground.
It was very good for filling in rabbit and wombat burrows.
We never managed to turn it over but did have it on its side on several occasions.
The main problem with it was the chains would come off a lot or was it the belts I cannot remember now.
It came with a slasher, the blade, ploughs (One disc and a curved ripper spring type stump jump plough), a ripper and a small tree pusher. The tree pusher is what the extra two mounting lugs were for as well as the large disc plough.
We actually met MR WILLIAMES (Who I remember as tall thin man.) when he came to Bega to show off this machine at Plum Motors the local agent.It was brought down for the agricultural show especially to show it off.
Thanks Mark for a great pic and an interesting story!
This machine is owned by Rodney from Taree. It’s a late model RT45 built by Gasson in Victoria . It boasts a thumping great engine and that really neat Gasson cabin. Rodney has modified the machine to eliminate the problem of dripping servos by constructing a self centering yoke mechanism similar to those used in most skid steers. Stay tuned for more pics from Rodney.
This machine is a shaft driven RT45 owned by Neil from the South Coast in NSW.
The cage has a roof added and light frame extends over the motor area. This photo was taken before Neil added the front end loader. Check out the Mod’s page to see the great results from that project
This one was on sale in Melbourne a few years back. It’s the forklift variant of the later model RT45. It had been for sale for a long time but shortly after I started discussions with the dealer and shortly before Jim Deering went to view it ..some astute Austrak fancier bought it for around $10k…..
This is Bryan’s Wildcat as delivered . Bryan has been working on this machine to get it into top shape. This one looks like it has the Wisconsin chaff cutter V4 and is equipped with the Wildcat FEL. The whole package adds up to a very versatile machine.
The FEL is well detailed in these pics. It’s a very practical attachment cleverly engineered by Williames. Pretty much the same set up was offered with the Supercat when it was selling in the 80’s.