Caterpillar D2 Tests


Caterpillar D2 tractor photo
1938 - 1957
Agricultural Crawler tractor
Tractor Tests
NTTL 322: 251 diesel 5-speed crawler
NTTL 418: 252 diesel 5-speed crawler
NTTL 553: 252 diesel 5-speed crawler
Nebraska Tractor Test 322
D2 fuel use from test 322
Nebraska Tractor Test 322
251 diesel 5-speed crawler
July 24 - August 4, 1939
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 322 file
Belt power (max)30 hp
22.4 kW
PTO performance
Power at rated engine speed27.5 hp
20.5 kW
Fuel use2.1 gal/hour
7.9 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power25.2 hp
18.8 kW
Gear 1 used for power test.
Max pull5,903 lbs
2677 kg
Nebraska Tractor Test 418
D2 fuel use from test 418
Nebraska Tractor Test 418
252 diesel 5-speed crawler
July 11 - 26, 1949
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 418 file
Belt power (max)36.02 hp
26.9 kW
PTO performance
Power at rated engine speed32.9 hp
24.5 kW
Fuel use2.4 gal/hour
9.1 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power30.31 hp
22.6 kW
Gear 2 used for power test.
Max pull6,778 lbs
3074 kg
Gear 1 used for pull test.
Nebraska Tractor Test 553
D2 fuel use from test 553
Nebraska Tractor Test 553
252 diesel 5-speed crawler
July 25 - 30, 1955
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 553 file
Belt power (max)41.86 hp
31.2 kW
PTO performance
Power at rated engine speed29 hp
21.6 kW
Fuel use2.7 gal/hour
10.2 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power36.62 hp
27.3 kW
Gear 2 used for power test.
Max pull7,413 lbs
3362 kg
Gear 1 used for pull test.
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Updated on August 23, 2022
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