The No. 1 Terracer was introduced in 1931 to help farmers add terraces to
their fi elds. Terracing, a conservation practice used to help reduce soil
erosion, became much more common during this time as farmers tried to combat the
“Dust Bowl” conditions prevalent during the Great Depression era. Production of
the No. 1 Terracer lasted until 1941, making it the most popular and longest
running part of a line of Caterpillar® agriculture implements, which included a
hay mower, hay rake, and multiple-implement hitch. The gooseneck hitch, coupled
directly to the tractor drawbar, made the Terracer more maneuverable than
traditional pull graders. The No. 1 excelled at fi lling gullies, clearing fence
rows and building irrigation ditches, in addition to terracing. The 1400lb.
weight and 8’ wide blade of the No. 1 made it well suited for Caterpillar Ten,
Fifteen, Twenty, Twenty-Two, Twenty-Five, R2 and D2 tractors, as well as
tractors of other makes between 10 and 25 drawbar horsepower.
There are 6 units to a case. Case weight is 13 lbs, box dimensions 15.25 x
27.25 x 14.625.