Caterpillar D8

Caterpillar D8 Agricultural Crawler tractor Technical Specifications

Caterpillar D8 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1937 – 1965.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for Caterpillar D8 covering engine types, horsepower ratings, weight, height, fuel type and tank volume, oil capacity and type, hydraulic system diagram, wiring diagram, battery specs, etc.

Caterpillar D8 Production

Manufacturer: Caterpillar
Type: Agricultural Crawler tractor
Factory: Peoria, Illinois, USA

Caterpillar D8 Power

Engine: 115 hp
85.8 kW
Drawbar (tested): 110.06 hp
82.1 kW
Belt (tested): 127.93 hp
95.4 kW

Caterpillar D8 Mechanical

Chassis: crawler
Cab: Open operator station.
Transmission: 6-speed gear

Title serial numbers

1937: 1H1500
1938: 1H2727
1939: 1H3906
1940: 1H5729
1941: 1H7693

how to read serial numbers…

What year is my Caterpillar D8? Serial Number Decoder

The serial number list shows the first tractor built in each year. The other tractors for that year will have successively higher numbers. Your serial number should be between two of the stated numbers.

The list only includes the numbers of the first tractors produced in each year. Your serial should be somewhere between two numbers.Unless you happen to be the first person to own a tractor, your number will not appear on the list.

Caterpillar D8 Engine detail

Engine Detail
Caterpillar D13000
Displacement: 1246 ci
20.4 L
Bore/Stroke: 5.75×8.00 inches
146 x 203 mm
Power: 115 hp
85.8 kW
Rated RPM: 850

Caterpillar D8 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Type: gear
Gears: 6 forward and 2 reverse

Caterpillar D8 Dimensions

Length: 186 inches
472 cm
Width: 101 inches
256 cm
Height: 84 inches
213 cm
Weight: 36520 lbs
16565 kg
Gauge: 78 inches
198 cm

Caterpillar D8 Tests

Nebraska Tractor Test 314

Nebraska Tractor Test 314
Diesel 6-speed crawler
November 28, 1939 – November 30, 1938
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 314 file
Belt power (max): 109.64 hp
81.8 kW
Belt fuel use (max): 7.0 gal/hour
26.5 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 96.67 hp
72.1 kW
Gear 2 used for power test.
Max pull: 26110 lbs
11843 kg
Gear 1 used for pull test.

Nebraska Tractor Test 357

Nebraska Tractor Test 357
Diesel 6-speed crawler
October 11 – 16, 1940
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 357 file
Belt power (max): 127.93 hp
95.4 kW
Belt fuel use (max): 8.6 gal/hour
32.6 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 110.06 hp
82.1 kW
Gear 2 used for power test.
Max pull: 26208 lbs
11887 kg
Gear 1 used for pull test.


Is Caterpillar D8 a good tractor?

The Caterpillar D8 is one of the great tractors in the Caterpillar stable, and it has earned Caterpillar a fantastic reputation.

How much oil does a Caterpillar D8 take?

Check out the Caterpillar D8 oil capacity and oil type in the engine specs section as it may vary across the engines. Keep in mind, that older models might have their oil capacity increased over time. You may compare between the early and late oil capacity.

Do tractors have VIN numbers?

Every tractor has a VIN number. The number is usually engraved below the driver’s seat. Tractor manufacturers put the number in different places on the tractor body.

What was the last year Caterpillar made the D8?

The Caterpillar D8 was an agricultural tractor model made from 1937 – 1965

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