D2 tractor given second life

A beautifully restored Caterpillar D2 tractor has been given a new life and placed on display at Hastings Deering Townsville

Peter Hinrichsen and Hayley Robb

HASTINGS Deering Townsville can boast of a beautifully restored CAT D2 Track-Type tractor sitting in their courtyard. The story of how it got there spans over 20 years. It started in 1997 with a friendship between Gordon Bontoft of Hastings Deering and Burdekin sugar cane grower Dave Cox. In 1998, on a visit to Dave’s…

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Catherine Duffy is a budding writer with a background in creative writing, English literature and journalism. Her work has been published in newspapers and magazines both locally and internationally. She has a particular interest in regional and community-based news stories. ... more