From the Vault

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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.

DIESEL ON DISPLAY

1933 - Matchbook cover featuring the world famous Caterpillar diesel by Cat? dealer the Wm. K. Holt Machinery Company, San Antonio, Texas.

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LUCKY NO. 14

2019 - We’re celebrating the anniversary of our No.14 motor grader by taking a look at our rich history of road building machines through the lens of recently colorized photographs. The Cat No. 14 motor grader was introduced in 1959 and was the largest and most powerful motor grader of its time.

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KEEP ON TRUCKING

1976 - Cat? 7155 truck engine transmission. Caterpillar first offered diesel truck engines to customers in the 1930s.

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4TH OF JULY

2019 - On July 4, 1938, while families were viewing fireworks and celebrating the birth of the United States, Caterpillar quietly announced a secret that had been under development for some time. It was the “birth” of a completely new model of motor grader: The Cat? Diesel No.12.

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Each week we open our vault to share stories of our people and products over the last 90+ years.

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ACMOC

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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