This is a 1935 Caterpillar Twenty Two crawler tractor with a four cylinder petrol engine. It is painted yellow with black and yellow logo lettering, some black trim and black lever handles. The seat is red. It has a crank handle attached to the front of the engine that is held in place with a brown leather strap. "TWENTY TWO" is cast horizontally onto the front of the crawler tractor in yellow. "CATERPILLAR" is cast vertically on both sides towards the front of the engine and is also yellow. It has an overhead valve.
RURAL INDUSTRY Farm Machinery tractor
CONSTRUCTION Crawler tractor
Caterpillar Tractor Company
L2899 x W1863 x H1687mm
Drawbar 25 HP
Belt 30 HP
TRACTOR NUMBER \ 2F1779
History and use
This is a model Twenty Two 2F series tractor manufactured in 1935. It has the wide track gauge of 50inches. This was uncommon for Australia, so it is believed that the tractor may have come from New Zealand because the wide track was well suited to mountainous climbs.
The model Twenty Two relaced the model Twenty. It had a new overhead valve engine. It was extremely popular with customers and sold well for both farming and construction applications. 40inch wide tracks and 50 inch wide tracks were offered. The Twenty Two was manufactured from 1934 to 1939, in series 2F and 1J, with approximately 15,156 were produced.