Category : Caterpillar

Caterpillar Inc. traces its origins to the 1925 merger of the Holt Manufacturing Company and the C. L. Best Tractor Company, creating a new entity, California-based Caterpillar Tractor Company. In 1986, the company reorganized itself as a Delaware corporation under the current name, Caterpillar Inc.

769 series Caterpillar Off-Highway Trucks

The Caterpillar 769 series

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The Caterpillar 769 was Caterpillar’s first serious foray into the world of off-highway trucks and faced a lot of long-established competitors, but proved itself to...
657 & 657B scraper Caterpillar dual axle Scrapers

The Caterpillar 657 and 657B scrapers

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Creating quite a stir when it was first announced, the Caterpillar 657 has been the backbone of large capacity scraper fleets since 1962 and remains...
941 Traxcavator Caterpillar Loaders Track type

The Caterpillar 941 Traxcavator

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There is an old adage that says “If it looks right, it probably is right”, and that appellation most certainly describes the Caterpillar 941 Traxcavator....
619 scraper all-hydraulic Caterpillar elevating Scrapers

The Caterpillar 619 scraper

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Caterpillar’s model 619 motor scraper was the very first of its ‘600’ series machines and introduced quite a few innovations not seen on its previous...
Caterpillar Motor Graders No.16 grader

The Caterpillar No.16 Motor Grader

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Sometimes bigger really is better, especially when it comes to construction equipment. Case in point, Caterpillar’s No.16 Motor Grader. By Richard Campbell Authors Note: Our...
Caterpillar D5 model Tractors

The Caterpillar D5 & D5B track-type tractors

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Caterpillar Contractor Model Collector NZG of Germany

Let’s Make A Big Loader- the Cat 983 loader

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615 scraper Caterpillar Elevating scraper Scrapers

The Caterpillar model 615 scraper

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660 scraper Caterpillar triple axle

Caterpillar’s big three-axle single, the 660 scraper

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With the arrival in New Zealand recently of a Caterpillar 660, the largest of Caterpillar’s single engined scrapers, it’s time we had a look at...
Caterpillar D7 model Tractors

Caterpillar’s D7 tractor -‘the early years’

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The iconic Caterpillar D7 has been in continuous production in various versions since 1935. It has fought in three major conflicts – WWII, Korea &...