#60 Holt Caterpillar Tractor


Earliest track-type gasoline-powered tractor, influencing designs worldwide

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.

Holt Caterpillar Tractor



1201 North Pershing Avenue
Stockton, CA 95203

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Ceremony Notes

April 1981


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