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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.
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.Watch Video
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.Full Story