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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.

STEAM POWER STEAM POWER

STEAM POWER

2020 - Many people know the story of Benjamin Holt’s revolutionary invention: the world’s first commercially successful track type tractor. But what many people don’t realize is that Holt was a great pioneer in the field of wheeled steam tractors - watch to hear the story.

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DELIVERING POWER

c. 2000 - Delivering power when it is needed the most. Cat® 3516 power unit being installed in New York City.

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DIGGING EXCAVATORS

2020 - Excavators are called the Swiss Army knife of a jobsite – and for good reason. Let’s go behind the scenes with a few folks who know the incredible story and history of the machine better than most.

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Patricia Manning Langenberg Patricia Manning Langenberg

A Rosie of our Own

1944 - Patricia Manning Langenberg was a Caterpillar employee and pioneer – a time during the World War II era when women were called to fill jobs typically been held by men.

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

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Visit the Antique Caterpillar Machinery Owners Club website to learn more about the organization, connect with other members, and find out more about upcoming events and meetings.

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