1910s

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.
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C. L. Best Gas Traction Co. round wheel tractor advertisement.

The Caterpillar name almost immediately became synonymous with the track-type tractor.
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The Caterpillar name almost immediately became synonymous with the track-type tractor.

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Rare footage of C. L. Best, Caterpillar's first Chairman.

Benjamin Holt produces the Holt 75 Track-Type Tractor.
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Benjamin Holt produces the Holt 75 Track-Type Tractor.

Holt track-type tractors were used by the U.S. Army during World War I.
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Holt track-type tractors were used by the U.S. Army during World War I.

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The DNA of the Best 60 is still seen today in the form of the D8.

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.