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Caterpillar Tractor; A.S.Patterson & Co; !929; 1982.368
Name/Title
Caterpillar Tractor
About this object
1929 Caterpillar 60 tractor.
Maker Role
Manufacturer
Maker Role
Importers
Date Made
!929
Medium and Materials
Metal
Measurements
3m high , 2.3 m wide, 4.5m long
Subject and Association Description
One of the first 3 of 5 such machines imported to NZ by A.S.Patterson & Co. Now the only one left of those 5 originals. Sold to Rogers and Dyer of Towai, subsequently owned by Lovatt and Sons, Whangarei and then by the donor. A 60 horsepower engine, petrol fuelled (44 gallon tank capacity), weighs 14 tons, can winch 25 tons. The machines like this were blamed for the demise of bullock teams for use in bush work.
Credit Line
Gift of Mr George Smith
Object Type
Tractor
Object number
1982.368

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