1997 - Volume #21, Issue #6, Page #05[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Caterpillar's First Combine
But few people know this isn't the first time Cat has been in the combine business. Between 1886 and 1935, Caterpillar (and its predecessor companies) built combines. In 1925, the C.L. Best Trac- Cat's new combine at work. tor Co. and Holt Caterpillar Co. merged to form Cater-pillar Tractor Co. The company continued to make combines until the mid-1930's, when it sold its combine line in order to concentrate on its construction and mining businesses.
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