Crawler Tractor - Caterpillar RD-6

Production date
1935
Country
USA
State/Province
Illinois
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Description
This is a 1935 Caterpillar RD-6 crawler tractor with a four cylinder diesel engine. It is painted yellow with black logo lettering, a black seat and black lever handles. "RD-6" is cast horizontally onto the front of the engine.
Classification
CH classification RURAL INDUSTRY Farm Machinery tractor
CH classification CONSTRUCTION Crawler tractor
Production date
1935
Production place
Measurements
L3339 x W2076 x H1910mm
Weight 7572kg
Bore 146.05mm
Stroke 203.20mm
RPM 850
Drawbar 42 HP
Belt 48 HP
Media/Materials description
Steel
Vinyl
Rubber
Paint
Glass
Plastic
Signature/Marks
RD-6
CATERPILLAR
CATERPILLAR
CAT
CATERPILLAR
MADE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA \ TRACTOR NUMBER \ 2H2797
History and use
This tractor is a model RD6 2H series manufactured in 1935. Caterpillar introduced its very popular diesel powered RD6 model series in 1935. The RD6 series 5E was essentially a rebadged Diesel Forty, the name change was introduced in 1935 to comply with Caterpillar’s new machine identification system. The 2H series was introduced later in 1935. It had a more powerful 3 cylinder Cat D6600 55 horsepower engine with five track wheels. It was offered in a 56inch standard and 74inch wide gauge track option. The RD6 was considered a standout all-round performer. It was a favourite on the jobsite, farm or forest, many thousands of this type were manufactured. In production from 1935 to 1941 as the 2H series, the RD6 lost the “RD” from its name about 1938.The initial cost of the model was US$3,600
Registration number
R6650

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