Caterpillar Ten
Caterpillar Ten sn PT3252 at Newark 2012 - IMG 4150
Model history
Model introduced 1928
Model discontinued 1932
Model status Discontinued
Preceded by Holt Ten
Engine Specification
Engine make Caterpillar
Power hp 15
Power kW 11
Cooling system Water
Transmission Details
Transmission type Unknown
Drive tracked
Linkage Category Unknown
Tractor Dimensions
Weight (nominal) lb/kg 4,420 lbs. (40" gauge)/ (50" gauge)
Other info
Factories USA
Plow rating Unknown
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The Caterpillar Ten was a 15 hp (11 kW) Crawler tractor built from 1928-32 by the Caterpillar Company. It replaced the Holt Ten model

Model historyEdit

The Caterpillar Ten is a tractor that was introduced by the newly formed Caterpillar Tractor Company in 1928 to replace the Holt Ten.[1] It had a fuel capacity of 22 gallons[2] and came in 2 model series, 2F and 1J.[3]


  • 37 inch Gauge
  • 44 inch Gauge

Serial numbersEdit

The Ten was built in 1 Series, with 4,929 built over a 5 year period.

  • Series PT - 4,929 built


A number of examples survive of theses tractors around the world.

Please list any known examples with serial number (if possible) & approximate location i.e nearest town (not owners address).
  • Caterpillar Ten sn: PT1853 - N32°35'58.0" W114°35'21.0" (Yuma, Arizona)
  • Caterpillar Ten sn: PT3252 - West Brothers collection, Kent
  • Caterpillar Ten sn: unknown - N40°56.312' W121°34.176 (Cassel, California)
  • Caterpillar Ten sn: unknown - N44°5'21.592" W77°36'41.42" (Trenton, Ontario) Dibbits Excavating & Landscape Supply
  • Caterpillar Ten sn: PT1570 - N 48° 56′ 13″ , W 55° 38′ 42″  (Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland) The Grand Falls-Windsor Heritage Society
  • Caterpillar Ten sn: PT2364 - Otay, California


IMG 0353
1929 Caterpillar Ten tractor

1929 Caterpillar Ten tractor

See alsoEdit

References / sourcesEdit

  1. Orlemann, Eric C. Caterpillar Chronicle: the history of the world's greatest earthmovers. MotorBooks International, 2000, p. 30.
  3. Orlemann, Eric C. and Haddock, Keith Classic Caterpillar Crawlers. MotorBooks International, 2001, p. 55.

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