Crawler Tractor - Caterpillar D2

Production date
1950
Country
USA
State/Province
Illinois
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Description
This is a 1950 Caterpillar D2 crawler tractor with a four cylinder diesel engine. It is painted yellow with black trim, black logo and black lever handles. The track is unpainted. It has a black seat, an overhead valve and a mounted cylinder on the left hand side of the driver's seat. "CATERPILLAR" is cast horizontally across the front of the engine. "CATERPILLAR D2" is cast vertically on both sides of the engine at the front of the crawler tractor. It has an hydraulic blade attached to the front of the crawler tractor that is painted yellow.
Classification
CH classification RURAL INDUSTRY Farm Machinery tractor
CH classification CONSTRUCTION Crawler tractor
Production date
1950
Production place
Measurements
L3392 x W2023 x H2056mm
Bore 101.6mm
Stroke 127mm
RPM 1650
Drawbar 38 HP
Belt 41.86 HP
Media/Materials description
Steel
Vinyl
Paint
Rubber
Plastic
Glass
Signature/Marks
CATERPILLAR
CATERPILLAR \ REG US PAT OFF \ D2
CATERPILLAR \ REG. US. PAT. OFF. MADE IN USA.
CATERPILLAR \ REG. US. PAT. OFF.
SUPPLIED BY \ WAUGH & JOSEPHSON \ PTY.LTD. \ BRISBANE
CAT PL \ SAN LE \ A I
ACTOR CO. \ PEORIA \ LL.
CAT
TRACTOR NUMBER \ 5U2390
CAT
Caterpillar \ REG. US. PAT. OFF. MADE IN USA
Diesel
History and use
This model D2 is a 5U series manufactured in 1950. It has a non branded hydraulic bulldozer blade attached. The D2 model was a diesel crawler tractor first manufactured in 1938. It was Caterpillar’s smallest diesel tractor. It was designed as a small economical tractor intended for farm work, and could pull 3 to 4 ploughs. It used a completely new engine and transmission. It was a reliable, low cost machine to operate and was versatile with applications ranging from farming, small landscaping contracts to surface coal mining. It had a Cat D3400, four cylinder, 3 3/4 x 5 inch bore and stroke diesel engine. The original price was US$1,400. The total number of D2s produced was 26,454
Registration number
R6658

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