UK Caterpillar enthusiasts including ACMOC Chapter 2 and LINK club members converged on Folds Farm in the New Forest to attend Alister’s open day.

Alister has a broad collection of Cat machines many of which have worked in the forestry industry judging by the number fitted with heavy towing winches.

A Lend Lease D6 model 2H was fitted with a Hyster Model TR towing winch which was used during WW2 for extracting timber from the New Forest.


Caterpillar model 60 s/n 5397A was built in 1930. This tractor is fitted with a period butane gas conversion and arrived in the UK in 1989 from the Heidrick ranch in California. The second picture shows the gas regulator and connection to the carburettor.IMG_2172.JPG IMG_2177.JPG

Another interesting machine was the U series D6 tractor with Hyster D6N towing winch linked to an Athey Logging arch. At some point the tracks on the logging arch were replaced with wheels.


A nicely restored (by well known UK Cat expert Tony Coates) 951B is pictured below.


The event was very well attended and Alister raised £7670.63 which was donated to the following charities......

Cancer Research, Stars Appeal, Salisbury Hospice and Julia House Hospice.

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