Crawler Tractor - Caterpillar D4
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CH classification CONSTRUCTION Crawler tractor
Drawbar 50.18 H.P
Belt 58.88 H.P
TRACTOR NUMBER / 2T688 WSP
Many of the earlier gasoline powered models were redesigned to incorporate diesel engines. The Caterpillar D4 model was effectively the diesel version of the gasoline Thirty model, one of the first tractors that Caterpillar produced. The D4 line was an extremely popular tractor for Caterpillar.This tractor was manufactured by the Caterpillar Tractor Company at the Peoria plant.
Bert Thiess purchased this tractor for his collection but there is no information regarding its history or provenance. Thiess Bros used similar D4 tractors extensively in their business during the late 1930s and 1940s, on projects around Briisbane and the Darling Downs