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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.

Caterpillar Value First Proven on the Australian Continent


1913 - Caterpillar products have been sold in Australia for over 100 years. Read about our first customers and the amazing story how the machines got there.

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SAUDI ARABIA CUSTOMERS


1938 – Caterpillar RD7 Tractors at work in Saudi Arabia.

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BIG TRUCKS IN CHILE


2013 – This off-highway truck paperweight was a gift from one of our mining customers in Chile.

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LAST MODEL SENT TO RUSSIA


1970 - Last Cat® D6C track-type tractor made in Japan and shipped to Russia.

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