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All the available bulldozers kits are problematic.
The Resicast kit is very basic and lacking in many details. It will take some work to bring it up to standard. The VP kit is better in that more of the actual assembly is represented, but it also requires work to make it look accurate and to allow it to fit the contemporary kits, such as Dragon, or Tasca.
If you can find it, the old Trax kit is a good compromise of detail and simplicity. It is now out of production, but copies certainly can be found.
Beware the Academy bulldozer. Not only is it clunky, it also represents the M1A1 version, meant for use only on HVSS Shermans. The M1A1 was 14 inches wider and had a three-piece hydraulic lifter, versus the one-piece of the M1. As you know, the HVSS version of the Sherman was not used by the USMC during WW2. The M1 bulldozer was used on VVSS Shermans.
Although I realize that it will not help you at this point, my fervent wish is that Tasca will release an M1 bulldozer kit by itself. Even an absolutely spot-on accurate rendition would still be way less than a full Sherman kit AND if properly done, would fit any Sherman model out there---just like their suspensions. There are also common parts for the M1A1 version.