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Our Legacy

The history of Caterpillar is all about doing: creating918kiss scr888“是我不好。”最后,他把电话摔了。, 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.


c. 1940 – This micrometer was a tool used by a Caterpillar employee performing research and development at our former East Peoria Plant.

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1927 - Watch Caterpillar machines defeat the “Snow Bogy”, a mythical snow monster wreaking havoc on the nation’s roads, in this early Caterpillar promotional video.

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2018 - After years working behind the scenes as a Caterpillar Corporate Archivisw88 Thailnd(3)收银的专业化你不怕小敏?t, Zach Brown got the opportunity to see antique Caterpillar machines in action.

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1889 - Today our machines run on diesel fuel, but did you know that 130 years ago our tractors were powered by steam? That’s right! Daniel Best, the founder of one of our predecessor companies, created his first steam powered tractor.

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