It all started with someone mentioning a tractor crawled “like a caterpillar”.
In the late 1800s Tractors were overweight and under-powered. Benjamin Holt saw the problem of these behemoth tractors sinking into the soft dirt and was determined fix it. He attached wooden boards to metal chain in a track system and the issue was solved. Ten years later Holt and his brother were ready to move to the big time. They moved into a vacant factory and got to work, and the rest is history. Today the Peoria, Illinois headquartered Caterpillar has become one of the major players in heavy duty machinery. With a commitment to design and manufacture dependable, sustainable and hard working engines and machinery (and work boots) Caterpillar will continue to be a world leader.
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