Serial number 3xxxxx, 1923 - 1925

The Caterpillar 10 ton was one of the original tractors in the Caterpillar lineup when the company was formed in 1925, along with the 2 TON and the 5 TON from HOLT and the model THIRTY and the model SIXTY from the Best line. The 10 TON came from the HOLT stable and was an updated version of the HOLT T-16.

The Caterpillar 10 ton

Photograph courtesy John Gaunt


Gas engine 4 cylinders 6 1/2 inch bore x 7 inch stroke.
40 D.H.P. (Drawbar Horse Power)
Weight 20,000 pounds.

Below is a list of machines made by year and serial number.

1923 34001 34334
1924 34335 34836
1925 34837 35586 *****

***** The serial number of the last HOLT 10 TON It is not known, neither is the first serial number of the Caterpillar 10 TON

The Caterpillar 10 ton

The 10 TON did not survive very long in the Caterpillar range as it was in direct competition with the SIXTY which was considered a more modern design and a much better tractor.


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