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1 month 3 weeks ago #255036 by Cat Twenty Five
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1 month 3 weeks ago #255051 by D4Jim
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I wonder what the model number is of the Case baler with flat belts and all. Never seen one like that.

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D47U 1950 #10164
Cat 112 1949 #3U1457
Cat 40 Scraper #1W-5494

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1 month 3 weeks ago #255054 by cr
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Don’t know the Case baler number, but as a kid while my dad was making more modern bales my brother and I would play on a couple of rigs like that in the SJ delta. I recall a water cooled 4 cylinder case engine upfront, flat belt driving it, clutch levers both on the engine and a rod ran to the back platform where the crew was. Two seats on each side of the chamber for the knotter men. The chamber was in the tall and narrow orientation. Lots of stories were told by the old timer hay men as they were waiting for the dew to dry about dropping a guy in the chamber to pack the hay in while it was running, I think they had a mining era name for that operation …. A wooden block was dropped in between each bale for the wire to be passed through and hand tied and a kid would have to fetch that block and bring it back to the crew. The guy up top loading hay in and the tractor driver brought that to 5 men which was a labor saving upgrade to the Petaluma or Monarch press that it replaced in the area.
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1 month 3 weeks ago #255064 by Cat Twenty Five
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1 month 3 weeks ago #255080 by rax200
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Hi All,
Question what was the serial number of rhe 20000th tractor?

Thanks

Daryl

1937 RD4 4G4368
1940 D4 7J3717
1942 D4 7J9915SP
1942 R4 6G2550SP
1944 D4 2T6584SP
1945 D4 2T8978SP
1946 D4 5T6271
1956 D4 7U37855
1954 DH226 S/N 89 Howard Tug
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1 month 2 weeks ago #255084 by seiscat
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I don't know the S/N but I know it was produced in 1936. The first Caterpillar diesel was 1931 and the 10,000th one was in 1935. It took only the following year to reach the 20,000th one!
Craig
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1 month 2 weeks ago #255103 by Ray54
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Considering the state of the economy in the 1930's , that is very impressive. Since they were still making gas engine machines, even more impressive.

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1 month 2 weeks ago #255115 by cr
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Purchasing IPO Caterpillar stock in the late 1920’s made what would become one large private landholding and real estate development companies quite wealthy with the new deal and large infrastructure projects of the 1930’s.

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1 month 2 weeks ago - 1 month 2 weeks ago #255121 by D4Jim
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Purchasing IPO Caterpillar stock in the late 1920’s made what would become one large private landholding and real estate development companies quite wealthy with the new deal and large infrastructure projects of the 1930’s.

I wonder what the IPO price was then.  I believe the IPO was only a month or two after the big Market crash of 1929.

 


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D47U 1950 #10164
Cat 112 1949 #3U1457
Cat 40 Scraper #1W-5494
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1 month 2 weeks ago #255189 by Deas Plant.
 Hi, Folks.
Some more from my CSU,edu folder:

 

Just my 0.02.

You have a wonderful day. Best wishes. Deas Plant.
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