Crawler Tractor - Caterpillar Twenty Two

Production date
1937
Country
USA
State/Province
Illinois
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Description
This is a 1937 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. "CATERPILLAR" is cast horizontally on the front of the crawler tractor. "CATERPILLAR" is cast vertically on both sides towards the front of the engine with a metal plate attached below with "TWENTY TWO" cast into it.
Classification
CH classification RURAL INDUSTRY Farm Machinery tractor
CH classification CONSTRUCTION Crawler tractor
Production date
1937
Production place
Measurements
L2923 x W1606 x H1644mm
Weight 2812kg
Bore 101.6mm
Stroke 127mm
RPM 1250
Drawbar 25 HP
Belt 30 HP
Media/Materials description
Steel
Vinyl
Rubber
Paint
Leather
Plastic
Glass
Signature/Marks
CATERPILLAR \ REG US PAT OFF
CATERPILLAR
TWENTY \ TWO \ X 4B1391
CATERPILLAR
SUPPLIED BY \ WAUGH & JOSEPHSON \ PTY. LTD. \ BRISBANE
TRACTOR NUMBER \ 1J2475SP
History and use
This is a model Twenty Two 1J 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 loved to drive Twenty Twos as Thiess Bros had used model Twenty Twos on their early farming and road excavating contracts
Registration number
R6651

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