|1910||C.L. Best establishes the C.L. Best Gas Traction Co.|
|1910||The Holt Manufacturing Company registers "Caterpillar" as a trademark.|
|1912||C.L. Best produces his first track-type tractor.|
|1914||Benjamin Holt produces the Holt 75 Track-Type Tractor.|
|1914||The Holt Manufacturing Company provides Caterpillar tractors that support the Allies during World War I.|
|1919||C.L. Best produces the Best 60 Track-Type Tractor.|
C. L. Best Gas Traction Co. round wheel tractor advertisement.
The Caterpillar name almost immediately became synonymous with the track-type tractor.
Rare footage of C. L. Best, Caterpillar's first Chairman.
Benjamin Holt produces the Holt 75 Track-Type Tractor.
Holt track-type tractors were used by the U.S. Army during World War I.
The DNA of the Best 60 is still seen today in the form of the D8.