Some the first toys to carry the Caterpillar name were a series of cast iron tractors produced by Arcade in the early 1930s. In an era when mechanical wonders were a national focus, these toys were a welcome delight to young operators. Equipped with Caterpillar tracks and a rugged cast iron body, these tractors were the preferred choice in sandboxes and back yards across America—just as the real machines were in the field.The surviving few originals are understandably among the most sought after vintage Caterpillar collectibles.
In recognition of those legendary toys, we have created a unique cast iron toy tractor that perfectly compliments the originals. Our tractor looks as though it could have rolled down the factory assembly line nearly a century ago.
While our tractor looks similar to the original toys produced by Arcade, all of the features on our Caterpillar tractor are entirely unique to ensure that while it is complementary to the original toys, it will not be mistaken for one.
There is no question this toy will be a welcome and treasured addition to any collection of antique toys or Caterpillar memorabilia.