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McCormick-Deering TD-40 1934, Heidrick Ag History Center, Woodland, California
|Preceded by||New model|
|Superseded by||International TD-14|
|Power hp||48 belt, 43 drawbar|
|Displacement cu in /(litre)||461 ci|
|No. of Cylinders||4|
|Bore in (mm)||4.75 in|
|Stroke in (mm)||6.5 in|
|Naturally aspirated, Turbo or Supercharged||NA|
|Transmission type||sliding gear|
|Tyre Sizes (std/options)|
|Length (inches/metres)||140 in|
|Width (inches/meters)||64 in|
|Height (inches/meters)||66 in|
|Weight (nominal) lb/kg||11000 lb|
|Factories||Tractor Works, Chicago, Illinois, USA|
|Nebraska Tests No.||230|
|Approximate Cost new in (year)||$3450 (1934)|
The McCormick-Deering TD-40 crawler was the same as the TA-40 except for the unique 4-cylinder diesel engine, which started on gasoline and then quickly switched to diesel. The TD-40 was rated at 48 belt and 43 drawbar hp. In 1934 the TD-40 had no direct competition; in size and power it fit between the Caterpillar Thirty-Five and Caterpillar Fifty. The Allis-Chalmers K-O semi-diesel was the same size as the TD-40 but more powerful. In mid-1934 the 3-cylinder Caterpillar Forty succeeded the Thirty-Five and had a power output almost exactly the same as the TD-40. It was renamed the Caterpillar RD-6 the following year. The 1936 Bates 40 developed about the same power from a Waukesha 6-cylinder semi-diesel engine. In 1937 the TD-40’s engine speed was increased to 1,200 rpm, boosting the power of the tractor up to the level of the Allis-Chalmers K-O and ahead of the other makes.
- 1932 - McCormick-Deering TA-40 gasoline-powered crawler introduced
- 1934 - TD-40 diesel version added
- 1937 - Governed speed increased to 1200 rpm
- 1939 - TD-40 replaced by International TD-14
Factory locations Edit
- Tractor Works, Chicago, Illinois, USA
See Infobox for basic details
Variations and Options Edit
- Wide-tread version
- Rigid-frame version (for pipeline boom)
Serial Numbers Information Edit
|Year|| Serial no. run|
| Serial no. run|
No information on any individual examples of these tractors in preservation is currently available on here.
- Do you know of any examples to list ?
- As of May 25th 2011 I was searching through the NET info about TD-40 and run into this message:
- http://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthread.php?t=30262. So it seems that the guy "20 Reeves Highwheeler " owned one such a machine in 2006 at least, and might own it now.
- I own a 1935 model that was purchased new by my grand father. Here are some pictures of it.
|Video of TD 40 in action|
|Crank Starting TD-40||Driving TD-40|
Add extra photos here please.
See also Edit
- Collection related info
- Shows and Meets - events featuring tractors and other machinery
- Clubs Listing - List of clubs including various tractor marques
- Collections - list of private collections with tractors (add yours)
- Museums - includes museums featuring tractors (please add missing ones)
- Heidrick Ag History Center, Woodland, California - large collection of antique wheel and crawler tractors
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