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.
Society: ASME Main Category: Mechanical, Road Sub Category: Agricultural, Road Transportation Era: 1910-1919 DateCreated: 1918 1201 N Pershing Ave Stockton State: CA Zip: 95203 Country: USA Website: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-m-z/road-and-off-road-transportation/-60-holt-caterpillar-tractor-%281918%29 Creator: Holt, Benjamin
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