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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.

CAT® D8 IN SWEDEN


1957 – Operators pose with their prized Cat® D8 dozer in Sweden. Caterpillar machines have been sold in Sweden as far back as the 1920s.

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KEEPING OUR CUSTOMERS INFORMED


1994 - Cat® Pocket Reference Book.

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FARMING IN IRAQ


1925 - Holt Caterpillar equipment was sold across the world. This Holt Caterpillar 60 track-type tractor was pulling a plow on a wheat farm near the Tigris River in Iraq.

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THANKSGIVING


1904 - Some say it all started for Caterpillar in a farm field in Northern California on Thanksgiving Day.

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