This is a 1936 Caterpillar Twenty Two crawler tractor with a four cylinder petrol engine. It is painted yellow with black 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 on the front of the crawler tractor. "CATERPILLAR" is cast vertically on both sides towards the front of the engine. It does not have an overhead valve.
CH classification RURAL INDUSTRY Farm Machinery tractor
CH classification CONSTRUCTION Crawler tractor
Caterpillar Tractor Company (estab. 1925)
L2982 x W1623 x H1537mm
Drawbar 25 HP
Belt 30 HP
TRACTOR NUMBER \ 2F6720
History and use
This is a model Twenty Two 2F series tractor. 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.
It is reported that Bert Thess loved to drive Twenty Twos as Thiess Bros had used model Twenty Twos on their early farming and road excavating contracts
Thiess, Herbert (Bert) (b.1913, d.2010)