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Holt Caterpillar Tractor
Society
Main Category
Era
Date Created
Location Country
us
Coordinates
37.960272, -121.314303
Address1
1201 N Pershing Ave
City
Stockton
State
Country
Zip
Creator

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.

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."
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