I left the Cat dealer mid May and am now working for a local construction and grading company as there repair guy...... here are a few of the metal working / welding related repairs from the past few weeks.....unfortunately I didn't get to make the repairs as we have a mobile guy we use.
1) yes that is 6x6 1/2" thick square tube broken / ripped in half....
2and3) are progress of the repair
4and5) are a bucket with 12K or so hrs on it that had been retired to the topsoil pile that was needed in some real dirt after a machine went down.....