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      From the Vault

      Check back weekly for stories about Caterpillar's history

      Our Legacy

      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.

      4TH OF JULY

      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.

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      1969 – Providing Cat? parts to our customers through our dealer network in Thailand.

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      100 YEARS

      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.

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      1961 – Learn how the Kobe Bay Reclamation Project proved to be Caterpillar’s first major project in Japan and how it had a significant impact on our future.

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      Explore Our History

      Each week we open our vault to share stories of our people and products over the last 90+ years.

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