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.

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

2019 - While product design at Caterpillar originated with our founders in the late 1800s, it wasn't until 1958 that a dedicated team was assembled to influence a consistent look and feel across the product lines.

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BRAZIL FIRSTS BRAZIL FIRSTS

BRAZIL FIRSTS

2019 - Brazil has always been an important country for Caterpillar. Check out some of our incredible “firsts”.

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Constructing the Chunnel Constructing the Chunnel

Constructing the Chunnel 

2019 - Our customers used more than 100 Cat machines to help construct the Chunnel - which is the only fixed link between Great Britain and the European mainland. We've brought this video out of the archives in celebration of the Channel Tunnel's (or Chunnel's) 25th anniversary.

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WHEELS TO TRACKS WHEELS TO TRACKS

WHEELS TO TRACKS

2019 - Caterpillar’s origin story started on the day the wheels came off. Learn about how Benjamin Holt’s prototype track-type tractor paved the way for Caterpillar machines, and how we provided aftermarket services for the first production-model track-type tractor, No.111.

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Explore Our History

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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