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Homepage. This page: Sent in by Dane in Australia, a great old photo showing a Cletrac of the 1920s.

1920s Cletrac.

Variety is the spice of life apparently, so now for something different: a vintage crawler. The Cletrac was a crawler produced by the Cleveland Tractor Co of Ohio, USA. This old photograph shows a Cletrac, possibly a Model W, owned by Bill Groves in the 20s and 30s, and used on various contract work that he undertook in Australia.
A Cleveland Tractor Co. Cletrac
The Cletrac 12-20 Model W was built between 1919 and 1932, and had a four cylinder engine with magneto ignition. Examples upto around 1930 had a Weidely OHV engine, with those afterwards having Cletrac's own power unit. Approximately 17,215 examples of the Model W were built in all, until being replaced in 1932. The tracks were supported by three rollers along the lower run of the track, with a single roller doing the job on the upper run (not shown fitted in this photograph). The PTO sticks out the front of the crawler, beneath the radiator.
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