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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.


2018 - From a red wavy Caterpillar logo on gray paint to our current Cat® triangle logo on our yellow paint, the look of our brand has evolved significantly over the last 90 years.

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2018 - For over 25 years, the Antique Caterpillar Machinery Owners Club has been devoted to promoting the collection, preservation, restoration, display and study of antique Caterpillar machines.

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1926 - Caterpillar Magazine cover. This issue featured artwork of a Caterpillar tractor on the cover by famous illustrator Dan Sweeney.

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c. 2012 - Pon Cat® dealer statue. Pon Power and Pon Equipment is the official Cat® dealer in the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark.

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