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Vernon reunites with d2
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 13:27
One of the very first tractors that Vernon Rowberry of Worcester ever drove as a lad was a Caterpillar D2 3J.
He then came across the very same tractor a number of years ago, but it was not for sale. Also, the engine was seized and it was in a poor state.
Later, a Caterpillar D2 generator engine was discovered that was like new and to the correct specification, and just by chance the D2 was available. Earlier in the year the engine was changed over. It was a difficult job and required help from Vernon’s sons, Chris and James, who work with their father in the building business.
Most of their work is for the National Trust where extra care and attention is needed, and this is the key to their success.
The D2 was completed in April and the tractor was road tested very successfully before various parts where fitted on. Vernon was certainly pleased to have this tractor back in the collection again, as he certainly learnt a thing or two from it.