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The history of Caterpillar is all about doing: creating, building, problem solving, innovating, testing, servicing and improving. Enjoy the ingenious machines from our rich heritage, and more importantly, the people who founded and built the company one breakthrough at a time. Beginning with Benjamin Holt and C. L. Best, the people of Caterpillar have always been – and continue to be – extraordinary.
2019 - On July 4, 1938, while families were viewing fireworks and celebrating the birth of the United States, Caterpillar quietly announced a secret that had been under development for some time. It was the “birth” of a completely new model of motor grader: The Cat? Diesel No.12.Full Story
2019 - First sold as the Best 60 in 1919, the Caterpillar Sixty track-type tractor would go on to become one of the company’s most successful models of track-type tractors. Its innovations in engineering can be found in the DNA of today’s lineup of Cat dozers.Full Story