Big Book of Caterpillar: The Complete History of Caterpillar Bulldozers and Tractors...Plus Collectibles, Sales Memorabilia, and Brochures

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9x12, 172 color & 63 B&W photos, 37 color and 28 B&W illustrations, index, bibliography

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9x12, 172 color & 63 B&W photos, 37 color and 28 B&W illustrations, index, bibliography

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Deals on Wheels, Summer 2005 (circ. unavailable) “As one of the world’s most famous trademarks, this book does Caterpillar justice. Its balance of history and innovation, along with beautiful photographs, memorabilia and personal touches from the collectors who shared their passion for the brand, make it a really informative read.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780896586444
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2004
  • Series: The Big Book Series Series
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 12.00 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Pripps has authored numerous farm tractor books, including Vintage Ford Tractors, Big Book of Caterpillar, Big Book of Massey, and more, all with Voyageur Press. Robert has a maple syrup farm near Park Falls, Wisconsin.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Caterpillar Hall of Fame
By Bob Feller, Baseball Hall of Famer and Caterpillar Collector Chapter 1 The Promised Land
The Creation of the Best and Holt Companies 1852–1890
Chapter 2 She Crawls Along Like A Caterpillar
The Development of Gas Tractors and Crawlers 1890–1915
Chapter 3 Joining Forces
The Acquisition of Best by Holt—and the Rise of C. L. Best 1905–1924
Chapter 4 The Birth of Caterpillar
The Founding of the Caterpillar Tractor Company 1920–1933
Chapter 5 New Technology for New Times
The Development of Diesel Power 1925–1945
Chapter 6 Building the Nation
The Development of the Construction Equipment Line 1902–Today
Chapter 7 Modern Caterpillar
The Ongoing History of Caterpillar 1946–Today
Appendix Nebraska Tractor Test Results
Bibliography
Index
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