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.

657 & 657B scraper Caterpillar

Classic Machines: The Caterpillar 657 and 657B model scraper

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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...
Caterpillar the 941 Traxcavator

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....
Caterpillar Scrapers

Classic Machines: The Caterpillar 619 motor 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 Contractor D5

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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660 scraper Caterpillar

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

Classic Machines: 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 &...
Caterpillar Motor Graders No.12 grader

Caterpillar’s No.12 motor grader

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What makes a classic motor grader? Looks, ability, ease of operation and longevity are all pertinent factors as are resale value if you’re looking to...
639 elevating scraper Caterpillar Classic Construction Models

Classic Machines: The Caterpillar 639D elevating scraper

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Caterpillar D6 series

The early Caterpillar D6 tractors – long-term survivors

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For over 80 years, the Caterpillar D6 has been the backbone of the medium size Cat track type tractor range. Here is an overview of...