This is a Caterpillar crawler tractor model ten with a four cylinder petrol engine. It is painted grey with black logo, black lever handles and a black seat. "CATERPILLAR" is cast horizontally onto the front of the engine. "TEN" is cast vertically on both sides of the engine at the front of the crawler tractor. It has an overhead valve. It has a crank handle that is attached to the front of the engine and held in place with a brown leather strap.
CH classification RURAL INDUSTRY Farm Machinery tractor
CH classification CONSTRUCTION Crawler tractor
Caterpillar Tractor Company (estab. 1925)
L2728 x W1386 x H1624mm
Drawbar 10 HP
Belt 15 HP
CATERPILLAR \ REG US PAT OFF
TRACTOR NO. PV3679
History and use
This is a model Ten crawler tractor unknown series, as the serial number cannot be identified. It is painted grey with black trim. The model Ten was the smallest gasoline crawler tractor made by Caterpillar. It was powered by a four cylinder , 3 3/8 x 4 inch bore and stroke, gasoline engine. It weighed slightly less than the 2-Ton at 4,420 pounds.
The model Ten crawler tractor was the second tractor designed by the newly formed Caterpillar Tractor company. The Ten was a replacement for the HOLT designed 2-Ton and started production in December 1928. Around 4,929 model Ten's were manufactured from 1928 to 1932.
Thiess, Herbert (Bert) (b.1913, d.2010)