Crawler Tractor - Caterpillar Twenty Eight

Production date
1934
Country
USA
State/Province
Illinois
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Description
A 1934 Caterpillar crawler tractor model twenty eight with a four cylinder petrol engine. It is painted yellow with black trim, black logo and black lever handles. It has a crank handle attached to the front of the engine that is held in place with a brown leather strap. "TWENTY EIGHT" is cast horizontally across the front of the tractor. "CATERPILLAR" is cast vertically on both sides of the engine towards the front of the crawler tractor. It has a black seat and an overhead valve.
Classification
CH classification RURAL INDUSTRY Farm Machinery tractor
CH classification CONSTRUCTION Crawler tractor
Production place
Measurements
L2840 x W1570 x H1786mm
Weight 2812kg
Bore 106.36mm
Stroke 139.7mm
RPM 1100
Drawbar 30 HP
Belt 37 HP
Media/Materials description
Steel
Vinyl
Paint
Rubber
Leather
Glass
Signature/Marks
TWENTY EIGHT
CATERPILLAR \ REG US PAT OFF
CATERPILLAR
CAT
CAT
TRACTOR NUMBER \ 4F332
History and use
This model Twenty Eight 4F series crawler tractor was manufactured in 1934.

The Caterpillar model Twenty Eight was an evolution of the earlier Twenty Five model. This model had a larger engine and produced more horsepower but it looked very similar to the later models of the Twenty Five. The Twenty Eight was one of the last gasoline powered tractors made by Caterpillar. It had a Cat 4 3/16 x 5 1/2 inch bore and stroke gasoline engine. The tractor was considered a good design but did not sell well. The smaller number sold can in part be attributed to the steady move by customers to diesel tractors rather than gasoline tractors. This model started production in 1933. Only 1,171 units were manufactured when production ended in 1935
Registration number
R6635

Country

USA

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