Friday, July 24, 2015

A Rusty Relic

Recently we stopped off in Bradford for some photo's and spied this relic sitting in the weeds by the local elevator.  Upon closer inspection we discovered it was a Caterpillar 40 gasoline powered tractor.  Though it's plainly seen better days the farm boy in me insists it can be tuned up and driven away with a little bit of elbow grease. ( Though I would hate to hand crank that monster to start it ).

The Caterpillar 40 was produced for only two years, from 1934-1936. During those years only 584 were ever produced making this a fairly rare tractor.  During the mid 30's gasoline was being phased out in favor of diesel and the last gasoline powered tractor was produced in 1944.  Maybe there's still hope for this one? Anyone handy with a wrench?

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