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Caterpillar Tractor Engine

Engines A to Z: 1947 8-cylinder 173 HP Caterpillar Tractor Co. engine

| June/July 2014

  • Caterpillar D 17000 Genset 8-cylinder, Caterpillar Tractor Co., Peoria, Ill.
    Photo by J.D. Schmidt

Company: Caterpillar Tractor Co., Peoria, Ill.
Year: 1947
Model: D 17000 “Genset” 8-cylinder
Serial number: 2V227
Horsepower: 173 at 900 RPM
Bore: 5-3/4-inch
Stroke: 8-inch
Weight: 15,000 pounds (estimate)
Ignition: Compression (diesel)
Governing: Controlled fuel pumps
Generator output: 96 KVA, 440v, 3 PH, 60 HZ
Starter: 6-volt electric starter on 2-cylinder gasoline “pony motor”

Owned by:
J.D. Schmidt
PO Box 68
Wagon Mound, NM 87752  
(575) 666-2466

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