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Holt, Benjamin

Holt Track-Type Tractor
Society: ASABEMain Category: Agricultural & BiologicalSub Category: VehiclesEra: 1900sDateCreated: 1904Haggin MuseumaStocktonState: CAZip: 95203Country: USAWebsite: https://www.asabe.org/awards-landmarks/asabe-historic-landmarks/holt-tractor-16.aspxCreator: Holt, Benjamin
YearAdded:
1982
Image Credit: Public domainImage Caption: The second prototype of a track-type tractor built by the Holt Machinery Company of Stockton, California in 1905.
Holt Caterpillar Tractor
Society: ASMEMain Category: Mechanical, RoadSub Category: Agricultural, Road TransportationEra: 1910-1919DateCreated: 19181201 N Pershing AveStocktonState: CAZip: 95203Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-m-z/road-and-off-road-transportation/-60-holt-caterpillar-tractor-%281918%29Creator: Holt, Benjamin

The first practical demonstration of this tractor took place in a peat field on Roberts Island on November 24, 1904, and was patented and in production by December of 1907. The existing machine represents the earliest gasoline-powered track-type tractors that were to help revolutionize agriculture, logging, construction, road building, and transportation around the world. Its design and development is credited to Benjamin Holt (1849-1920), president of the Holt Manufacturing Company of Stockton.

YearAdded:
1981
Image Credit: Public Domain (Copyright Expired)Image Caption: The Holt 75 model gasoline-powered Caterpillar tractor used early in World War I as an artillery tractor. Later models were produced without the front "tiller wheel."Era_date_from: 1918
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