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Details about  RARE Caterpillar FORTY 5G1 Tractor Operators Book / Manual - Factory Original

RARE Caterpillar FORTY 5G1 Tractor Operators Book / Manual - Factory Original
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Good - Legible pages

Jul 05, 2014 09:58:37 EDT
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Approximately C $39.75(including shipping)
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Seller Notes: Good - Legible pages




Equipment Type:

Crawler Tractor

Country/Region of Manufacture:

United States

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Greetings from Stockton, California! Former home to Ben Holt and birth place of the Cat. It's only natural to find vintage tractor stuff here and this is no exception. This authentic factory orginal operators book was found in a drawer inside a metal cabinet in an old shop building on a defunct 350 acre farm east of Stockton. The farm recently changed hands from a long time Stockton family that had been farming here for 100 years. The Forty is one of Cats most rare diesel tractors and for a collector to have the original literature is icing on the cake. I just wish the actual tractor had been there too. The book isn't perfect, but it's complete and very legible.
  • Caterpillar Operator's Book 
  • Model "Forty" 5G1
  • Factory original
  • 6x9 inches
  • 27 pages of instruction
  • Illustrated and text
  • No missing pages
  • Large multi-page fold out
  • Pages are very legible
  • Good condition
  • Some water stained pages/covers 
  • As shown - actual item 
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