1949 Caterpillar D2 5U tractor; Caterpillar Inc; 1949; 2015.413


1949 Caterpillar D2 5U tractor

About this object

Year: 1949
Make: Caterpillar
Model: D2 5U
Serial No: 5U2752
Engine Make: Caterpillar
Engine Model: U Series
GVWlbs: 252
This tractor was purchased new by Mr Harry Beattie of Titiroa in 1949 for just over 1100 pounds. It did all the agricultural work on the three Beattie brother's farms in the Pine Bush and Titiroa area. Ownership transferred to his nephew John G. Beattie and remained in his ownership until we purchased it in 2005. This tractor is basically original and has only done 5800 hours.


Caterpillar Inc

Maker Role


Date Made


Place Made

United States of America

Subject and Association Keywords

technology, transport, tractor

Named Collection

Bill Richardson Transport World

Credit Line

From the collection of Bill Richardson Transport World

Object Type

Rural industry, farm machinery, tractor

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