Making Progress Possible

110 Years Pass Since the First Test of the Steam-Powered Track-Type Tractor

November 24 marks an important day in the Track-Type Tractor’s history -- and Caterpillar’s for that matter. On this day in 1904 in Stockton, California Benjamin Holt tested his steam-powered track-type tractor prototype for the first time.

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A view from the land down under

Fortescue Metals Group has been busy.

Then again, busy may not fully describe this customer, a mining company based in Western Australia. In less than a decade, they’ve grown into the world’s fourth-largest producer of iron ore.

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Technology drives extreme precision in construction of National Corvette Museum race track

The unique design of the National Corvette Museum (NCM) in Bowling Green, Kentucky, caught the eyes of those traveling Interstate 65 this spring. What didn’t stand out was the land across the interstate—an empty field with a few rolling hills typical of Kentucky's countryside.

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Powering a Natural Gas Future

Caterpillar delivered a strong message of leadership and partnership at this year’s High Horsepower Summit, held in New Orleans, Louisiana in October. HHP is the premier industry conference for use of natural gas in rail, marine, oil & gas, mining and electric power applications.

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