March 1938

Caterpillar Company's New Tractor

Volume 22, Issue 1
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Providing Diesel economy, in a practical size, to new thousands of farms, cities and municipalities, Caterpillar Tractor Company has announced a new tractor, the Diesel D2.

Developing 25.5 horsepower at the drawbar, the new Diesel tractor will handle smaller blade graders, maintenance machines, terracers, roll-over scrapers and similar loads. On this kind of work, under normal conditions, the engine uses only 1 1/4 gallons of low cost fuel an hour. This compares with two gallons of gasoline or distillate, which the most efficient, spark ignition tractor will burn.

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