Before Holt and Best merged in 1925 to form Caterpillar, the Holt Company was world known for its crawler tractors. In the early teens of the 20th Century, Holt partnered with several branches of the United States military to deliver crawler tractors for their tactical operations. The photos below were taken in April of 1918
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You might recognize the Caterpillar Thirty crawler in these photographs, but it’s doubtful you recognize the mechanical contraction it’s pulling. This photo, taken in December 1941, shows the harvesting of guayule in Salinas, California. Guayule is a type of vegetation which grows best in hot, dry climates and used in the production of natural rubber.
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This film gives us a glimpse into the varied ways Caterpillar Tractors were used in the 1920s. There are wonderful shots of Caterpillar 60 and Caterpillar 30 Tractors at work from pulling out a steam locomotive to hauling equipment of steep grades. A fascinating time capsule and a must watch for any classic crawler collector!
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D7 Caterpillar tractor harvesting wheat with a Holt pull-type combine. This collection of photos were taken July 1941 in Eureka Flats, Washington. These photographs are from the Library of Congress, Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black-and-White Negatives Collection. Photos by Lee, Russel (1903-1986)
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This collection of photos were taken at the Caterpillar Tractors and John Deere Combines repair shop in Colfax, Washington in July of 1941. They are not just a unique look at the day to day operations but portraits of the people who worked and did business there. These photographs are from the Library of Congress,
Read More… from 1941 – Caterpillar Dealership