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.
1988 - Cat® equipment has been involved in the construction and maintenance of sports venues for nearly 50 years. What many people don’t know, however, is that Cat Generator Sets also have a long history providing dependable power at sporting events.
1904 - Benjamin Holt changed the world of earthmoving forever when he tested what would become the world’s first commercially successful track-type tractor. This video celebrates Holt’s legacy with a look back at products from the early 1900s to Caterpillar’s founding in 1925.