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Title: Caterpillar, Inc., 1932-1946 and n. d.Add to your cart.

ID: 1/101/228

Primary Creator: Caterpillar Tractor Company – Caterpillar, Inc. (1925-)

Extent: 0.1 Linear Feet


Group 1 Series 1, Sales Literature, is arranged by record format, record type, subseries, machine class, machine model, and publication date (where known).

Group 1 Series 2, Service Literature, is arranged per the note under Other Information.

Records received in the Judd Griffith Collection are filed separately due their rarity and physical condition.

Subjects: Astec, Astec Industries, Balderson, Barber-Greene, Blount Brothers Construction Company, Blount International, Bros, C. L. Best Tractor Company, Calcutta, India, Caterpillar, Caterpillar Agricultural Products, Caterpillar Elkader LLC, Caterpillar Elphinstone Pty. Ltd., Caterpillar Industrial Products, Caterpillar Paving Products, Caterpillar Xuzhou, Certified Rebuild Program, CMI, ConExpo, ConExpo/CON-AGG 2008, DJB, Ejection Systems, Elphinstone, Forke Brothers, Franz Eder Maschinenfabrik, Hewitt Equipment, Hindustan Motors, Holt Manufacturing, Johnson Manufacturing, LaPlant-Choate, Lubbock, Texas, Material Handling Crane Systems, Mitsubishi, Model nomenclature, Omark, Peoria, Illinois, Perkins, Raygo, Resale value, Rip Bulldozer, Russell Grader, Shin Caterpillar Mitsubishi, Skögsjan AB, Tamrock, Tiger Engineering Pty, Towmotor, Trackson, Tractor test, U. S. Army, Union Springs, Alabama, University of Nebraska, Veratech Holdings B.V., Vibra-Ram, Vibra-Ram Wack GmbH, Wrightech, Wright Equipment Company

Forms of Material: Brochure, Comparative spec, Engineering study, Sales literature

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of sales and service literature, photographic media and audio-visual media discussing the company’s products; publicity materials; business records; periodicals; presentation materials; and miscellaneous records.

The enormity of the collection requires that records be added to this description over time. What is listed here is in no way a complete representation of its contents.

Biographical Note

Organizational History

Caterpillar Tractor Company was created in 1925 by a merger of The Holt Manufacturing Company (Collection 2207) and C. L. Best Tractor (Collection 160).

Caterpillar purchased Russell Grader Manufacturing Company (Collection 507) in August, 1928, Trackson Company (Collection 1836) in 1951, and Towmotor Corporation (Collection 1480) in 1965.

Caterpillar gained entry to the Japanese market by entering an equal partnership with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (Collection 1068). In 1984, a licensing agreement with Hindustan Motors Ltd. of Calcutta, India, was signed, under which Hindustan would manufacture an initial selection of five Cat machines.

In 1985, Caterpillar made a major expansion of its product lines. Loader/backhoes and integral tool carriers were introduced. DJB Engineering Ltd. (Collection 310) was acquired, adding articulated dump trucks to the line. A branding agreement between Cat and CMI Corporation (Collection 208) was launched for paving products, to give Cat entry into the rapidly growing highway reconstruction market. Crawler hydraulic backhoes and self-propelled hydraulic backhoes manufactured by West Germany’s Franz Eder Maschinenfabrik were introduced.

Pneumatic rollers, vibratory compactors and stabilizers were also introduced in 1985 through a complex series of transactions involving CMI, Raygo, Inc. (Collection 501) and William Bros Boiler & Manufacturing Company (Collection 191). Raygo had acquired Bros between 1982 and 1985, then CMI purchased Raygo’s construction product lines c. 1985. Apparently these product lines were part of the branding agreement, as CMI never produced rollers or compactors. The PS110, PS130 and PS180 pneumatic rollers were identical to the Bros SP2500, SP3000 and SP4000, and the CP323, CP433 and CP553 padfoot vibratory compactors are identical to the Raygo 220A, 320A and 4200. Other Caterpillar vibratory compactor models of the time likely correspond to former Raygo models. Caterpillar purchased the former Raygo line from CMI in 1987.

From 1985 through c. 1989, Caterpillar also marketed a full range of asphalt and concrete paving equipment through the CMI branding agreement. The products included drum mix asphalt plants and related equipment, profilers, spreader/trimmers, asphalt pavers, windrow elevators, concrete placer/spreaders, slipform pavers, texture/cure machines and tube finishers. When the agreement ended, only the profilers, asphalt pavers and windrow elevators were retained.

Caterpillar Tractor Company was renamed Caterpillar Inc. in 1986. The same year, the Caterpillar/Mitsubishi agreement was expanded to include excavators produced by a new company, Shin Caterpillar Mitsubishi. Stabilizers were added to the product line.

In 1988, the Caterpillar paving equipment lines were consolidated under Caterpillar Paving Products Inc., and the agreement with CMI was terminated. All vibratory compactors, including those designed for earthwork, were included in the Paving Products unit.

Balderson, Inc. (Collection 134) was acquired in 1990 after many years of manufacturing attachments solely for Caterpillar. The former Barber-Greene Company (Collection 138) line of asphalt pavers was acquired from Astec Industries (Collection 349) in April 1991, and the Barber-Greene name was retained for several years afterward because of its recognition, and literature published by Cat for Barber-Greene

machines is listed under Barber-Greene.

In 1995, the Mining and Construction Equipment Division was launched, Caterpillar Elphinstone Pty. Ltd. was created in Australia to manufacture underground mining trucks (probably through acquisition of Dale B. Elphinstone Pty. Ltd., Collection 634), and Caterpillar Xuzhou was formed to manufacture excavators in China.

Caterpillar Agricultural Products Inc. was created in 1996 to design, manufacture and market that line of equipment. Vibra-Ram Wack GmbH was acquired. In 1997, the Hewitt Equipment line of attachments, Sweden’s Skögsjan AB and the intellectual property rights for wheel dozers manufactured by Tiger Engineering Pty Ltd. (Collection 1471) were purchased.

In 1998, Material Handling Crane Systems Inc., Wrightech, Wright Equipment Company, Veratech Holdings B.V. and Perkins Engine Company - Perkins Engines Ltd. - Perkins North America (Collection 495) were purchased. A joint venture was entered with Tamrock Corporation – Tamrock Voest Alpine (Collection 531) to produce hydraulic hammers.

Blount Brothers Construction Company (Collection 2067) was founded in Union Springs, Alabama in 1946, and was incorporated in Delaware in 1971. It entered manufacturing in January 1985 when it acquired the Omark Industries (Collection 1130) line of saw chain and timber harvesting equipment, and exited the construction industry in 1993. It became Blount International, and in November 2007, Caterpillar, Inc. (Collection 228) acquired its timber handling equipment lines.

Caterpillar acquired Ejection Systems (Collection 3501) and its line of hydraulic wheeled scrapers in January 2008; the line was marketed under the Caterpillar Elkader LLC name (from Ejection Systems’ home town) at ConExpo/CON-AGG 2008.

Caterpillar provides an extensive line of equipment components and assemblies to other manufacturers. Originally the Component Sales unit of Caterpillar’s Industrial Division, Caterpillar Industrial Products, Inc. was established as a subsidiary of Caterpillar, Inc. to manufacture and market these products. Records for Caterpillar Industrial Products, Inc. are filed in Collection 229.

Headquartered in Peoria, Illinois, Caterpillar has numerous plants worldwide.

Model nomenclature:

Hydraulic backhoe model numbers starting with an E or M prefix were built by the Caterpillar-Mitsubishi joint venture.

The 325, 330 and 350 hydraulic backhoes were available in a self-propelled configuration for material handling applications. Unlike self-propelled hydraulic backhoes in the 200 and E-series, the model designation did not change.

Caterpillar used numeric designations for its earliest crawler tractors, continuing the practice of Holt Manufacturing Company. The correct rendering of these model designations was to spell them out (i.e., Thirty), although they were just as often rendered as numbers. The numbers are spelled out in all references in the Archives.

Caterpillar used the D4C and 933 designations twice for crawler tractors and crawler loaders, respectively, in the early 1960s and again in the 1990s and early 2000s. The 212 designation was also used twice, first for a motor grader and then for a self-propelled hydraulic backhoe.

An SA suffix on a crawler tractor model number indicated Special Application, usually for agricultural towing.

Most versions of the 814, 824 and 834 wheel dozers were also offered as static compactors or landfill compactors. Initially, the static compactor versions of the 824B and 834 retained those designations. Circa 1969, a new nomenclature was introduced for compactor variations of wheel dozers, in which a last digit of 5 indicated a static compactor and a last digit of 6 indicated a landfill compactor.

Smooth drum and padfoot vibratory compactors used a prefix to indicate the type of drum (CS for smooth drum, CP for padfoot) and a number for the basic machine itself. Thus, the only difference between a CP551 and a CS551 would be the drum.

Off-highway truck tractor model numbers were derived from off-highway end dump model numbers by subtracting one from the end dump model; hence, a 768 was the tractor version of a 769. Coal haulers used the same model nomenclature as the off-highway truck tractors that powered them.

General product information:

Attachments and accessories for Caterpillar equipment was often discussed in both the model-specific literature and in literature specific to the attachments themselves. Caterpillar stopped publishing separate literature for crawler tractor attachments in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Caterpillar usually used the word attachments to include both actual attachments (i.e., buckets and blades) and what are defined in this Catalog as options and accessories (i.e., guards, counterweights, etc.). Some allied equipment such as pull scrapers were also considered to be attachments in some contexts. Literature referring to attachments, options and accessories is filed under Attachments.

Caterpillar conducted a Certified Rebuild program for various machines in the 1980s and early 1990s. Models included were the D8K, D9H and D9L crawler tractors; 637D motor scrapers; and 966D, 980C and 988B wheel loaders. A new serial number using the original prefix and a 75000-series number was assigned to the rebuilt machine.

A number of brochures dated c. the late 1960s include comparative resale values of equipment, based on results from auctions conducted by Forke Brothers The Auctioneers, Inc. (Collection 398).

Hydraulic backhoes were offered with short booms, short dipper sticks and larger buckets for high-production excavation applications. Caterpillar termed these arrangements Mass Excavators.

The Rip Bulldozer had a retractable ripping shank at each end of the dozer. A version of this dozer, the 7G, was produced for the D7 crawler tractor.

D4H and D5H crawler tractors were offered in a log skidder arrangement with a hydraulic grapple.

The 518 log skidder was also offered as a landfill compactor and with a feller/buncher.

The 830M wheel dozer was built for the U. S. Army for use as a wheel dozer or as a prime mover for scrapers.

The 668 was built as a prime mover with an optional dozer

The DW10, DW15, DW20 and DW21, though sold primarily as motor scrapers, were actually marketed as prime movers with separate scrapers or wagons. Scraper models evolved during the production runs of the prime movers. Tractor/scraper combinations were as follows:

• DW10, 1V series: 10 scraper.

• DW15, 45C series: 15 scraper.

• DW15C, 59C and 70C series: 15 scraper.

• DW15E and DW15F, 75D and 76D series: 428 scraper.

• DW20, 6W series: Offered with W20 bottom dump wagon only.

• DW20, 21C series: 20 scraper.

• DW20E, 57C and 67C series: 456 scraper.

• DW20F, 87E and 88E series: 456 scraper.

• DW20G, 87E and 88E series: 456B and 482B scrapers.

• DW21, 8W series: 21 scraper.

• DW21C, 58C and 69C series: 470 scraper.

• DW21D, 85E and 86E series: 470 scraper.

• DW21G, 85E and 86E series: 470B scraper.

In addition, 1N series DW10s were offered with LaPlant-Choate Manufacturing Co., Inc. (Collection 457) CW10 hydraulic scrapers. Literature pertaining only the prime movers is filed under prime movers. Literature discussing only the scrapers, apart from the prime mover, is filed under pull scrapers. Literature discussing tractor/scraper combinations is filed with motor scrapers. Literature pertaining only to tractor/wagon combinations is filed with off-highway trucks, and wagons only are under wagons.

The J619C and J621 elevating scrapers were built in a joint venture with Johnson Manufacturing Company, Lubbock, Texas (Collection 874), which built the scrapers for the Cat prime movers.

Caterpillar offered a 950 Tree Harvester, a 950 wheel loader with a combination shear and delimber, in the early 1970s. The 936E wheel loader was offered as a landfill compactor. The 910, 916, 926 and 936 were also offered as a G910, G916, G926 and G936 with higher horsepower to be offered in competitive bidding. The 980 (series C and later), 988 (series B and later) and 992 (series C and D) were available in high-lift arrangements. The 950E and 966E were also available in high-lift arrangements as custom products.

The 936 was available as an integrated tool carrier with the same model designation. For other loaders, the wheel loader and tool carrier versions usually had the same last two digits in the model number; thus, an IT18 would be a 918 wheel loader set up as a tool carrier. The 416C, 426C and 436C loader/backhoes were available in tool carrier configurations, as designated by an IT suffix.

Most literature for engines, generators and power units cannot be dated because there is no production history available for most engine models. Some records bear handwritten dates of unknown reliability. Caterpillar provided diesel engines for numerous other manufacturers.

In the late 1990s, Caterpillar built its first combine since before the 1925 merger. Shortly afterward, a VFS Trailer was introduced; designed for use with the rubber-belted agricultural tractors, it is a crawler transport wagon using rubber belts for tracks and having a flat deck for transportation of cargo.

Most literature for components and assemblies cannot be dated because there is no production history available for these products. Some records bear handwritten dates of unknown reliability.

Miscellaneous information:

Caterpillar uses a complex system for numbering its sales literature. No coherent, organized method has been discerned. Also, most brochures, especially prior to the mid-1990s, are undated. Estimated dates in this series are based on known shipping years for the machines discussed; the Archives collection includes a Caterpillar Worldwide Model Identification book dated 10/1994 that was used as the primary reference for estimating literature dates. Many of the dates can be estimated only to a couple of years. In most series and subjects, undated literature is arranged by publication number rather than estimated date because so many dates are vague.

Caterpillar used the word specalog (a contraction of specification catalog) to describe some of its sales literature in the 1990s.

Many brochures dated c. 1960s-1980s include charts comparing the productivity of Caterpillar machines over the course of their evolution.

An extensive amount of the sales literature in this collection came from the reference files of Caterpillar’s competitors, especially Euclid and Clark Equipment Company. As a result, many records are annotated. Most of the photocopied records originated from these files as well.

Subject/Index Terms

Astec Industries
Blount Brothers Construction Company
Blount International
C. L. Best Tractor Company
Calcutta, India
Caterpillar Agricultural Products
Caterpillar Elkader LLC
Caterpillar Elphinstone Pty. Ltd.
Caterpillar Industrial Products
Caterpillar Paving Products
Caterpillar Xuzhou
Certified Rebuild Program
ConExpo/CON-AGG 2008
Ejection Systems
Forke Brothers
Franz Eder Maschinenfabrik
Hewitt Equipment
Hindustan Motors
Holt Manufacturing
Johnson Manufacturing
Lubbock, Texas
Material Handling Crane Systems
Model nomenclature
Peoria, Illinois
Resale value
Rip Bulldozer
Russell Grader
Shin Caterpillar Mitsubishi
Skögsjan AB
Tiger Engineering Pty
Tractor test
U. S. Army
Union Springs, Alabama
University of Nebraska
Veratech Holdings B.V.
Vibra-Ram Wack GmbH
Wright Equipment Company

Administrative Information

Repository: Historical Construction Equipment Association

Use Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this collection. However, use of current Caterpillar imagery is subject to approval from Caterpillar, Inc.

Acquisition Method:

This is an artificial collection comprised of records from multiple accessions. Initial records in this collection were found in files. Additional records have been donated by:

• Field collection at ConExpo-Con/AGG 2002

• Judd Griffith Collection, Accession 2000-0113 (received Sep 22, 2000)

• Union Sand & Supply Corporation Collection, Accession 2001-0165 (received Jan 5, 2002)

• Gene Myers, Accession 2002-0022 (received Feb 27, 2002)

• Ohio Cat, Accession 2003-0120 (received Aug 18, 2003)

• Columbus Equipment Company, Accession 2004-0088 (received Jun 21 2004)

• Al Nus, Accession 2004-0137 (received Oct 15, 2004)

• Field collection at ConExpo-Con/AGG 2005

• Roland Smith, Accession 2005-0047 (received Mar 3, 2005)

• Competitive sales literature donated by Komatsu Americas International, Accession 2006-0053 (received May 2, 2006)

• National Pike Steam, Gas & Horse Association, Accession 2006-0100 (received Sep 20 2006)

• Kurtz Sand & Gravel, Accession 2006-0101 (received Sep 20 2006)

• John Hubble, Accession 2006-0103 (received  Sep 20, 2006)

• Tim & Betty Feinauer, accession 2006-0105 (received Sep 20 2006)

• Rob Bluck, Accession 2006-0109 (received Sep 20, 2006)

• Jack Campbell, Accession 2006-0112 (received Sep 20, 2006)

• W. O. Williams, Hawaiian Equipment, Accession 2006-0147 (received Dec 5, 2006)

• American Truck Historical Society, Accession 2007-0002 (received Jan 5, 2007)

• M. P. McCaffrey Collection, Accession 2007-0039 (received May 3 2007)

• Cleveland Trencher Company papers, accession received May 2007)

• American Truck Historical Society, Accession 2007-0073 (received Oct 1, 2007)

• Gary E. Hansen, Accession 2007-0090 (received Dec 7 2007)

• Eugene Francis, Accession 2008-0042 (received Apr 15, 2008)

• Ohio Cat, Accession 2008-0103 (received Sep 17, 2008)

• Field collection at Ohio Aggregates and Industrial Minerals Association trade show, Accession 2008-0114 (received Nov 14, 2008)

• Lee Carroll, Accession 2008-0116 (received Nov 20, 2008)

• Donald W. Frantz, Accession 2009-0019 (received Apr 3, 2009)

• William Borthwick, Accession 2009-0050 (received May 5, 2009)

• Scott Perry, accession 2009-0139 (received Sep 30, 2009)

• American Truck Historical Society, Accession 2009-0145 (received Sep 2009)

Related Materials: Cited url is corporate website as of May 2009. For more information please see http://www.cat.com.

Other Note:

Scope and content information – Service Literature

Revised February 15, 2005


Caterpillar’s service literature consists of operation and/or maintenance (O & M) manuals and handbooks, service manuals, parts books, service periodicals and miscellaneous records. Over the course of time, nearly all of these categories have undergone at least one radical revision of format, content and publication numbering.


Operation and/or maintenance manuals:

The majority of these records are 6x9” format. In some cases, the same manual was printed in both 6x9” and 8.5x11” formats. From all appearances, the 6x9” format was largely phased out by the 1980s. These manuals were typically titled “Operation,” “Operation and Maintenance,” “Maintenance Guide,” or “Lubrication and Maintenance.” There were various other O & M publications, including a line of comic book format handbooks in the 1950s.

Service manuals:

These were published in a wide variety of formats. The oldest service manual in the collection is a 1941 Serviceman’s Reference, a type of service manual that continues through the 1950s in 6x9” format.

From the early to mid 1950s through at least late 1960s, there was also a line of Service Manuals, consisting of individual loose-leaf sections in a yellow fiber binder. While the binder and the contents page for the binder identified the model and, usually, the serial number series to which the manual applied, there was no model identification in any of the pages other than from photographs. Individual sections were issued for each component, with from 80 to over 100 sections being assembled to create a complete manual for given machine.

These Service Manuals were replaced by an entirely new line of composite manuals in the late 1960s. In the new manuals, bound sections were assembled in a three-ring binder for a given machine, and some sections applied to a wide range of classes and models of equipment. The sections covered much broader subjects; generally, each major assembly or system was covered by one manual each for service specifications; general service; assembly and disassembly; and systems operation, testing and adjustments. Additional sections were issued for schematics and minor assemblies. This format was believed to be still current as of this writing.

Parts books:

The great majority of these are 6x9” bound format. A very few also exist in a 6x9” loose-leaf format.

Publication numbering:

Initially, from what has been observed in the collection, most service literature was initially numbered in a common numeric system, with some parts books using a “P” prefix. Revisions were indicated by adding a letter or numeric suffix. This system was used as late as 1965 (although one was observed with a publication date of 1971), with the highest number observed being 36193.

Sometime in the 1950s, an “FE0” or “FEO” prefix was added to these numbers for O & M manuals and a few Servicemen’s References, and a “UE0” or “UEO” prefix was added for parts books. As existing publications were revised, the revisions were given the new prefix, the same number and a new numeric suffix; alpha suffixes were apparently discontinued at the same time. New publications followed this format as well. At some point the “0” or “O” was deleted, although throughout the 1960s and into the early 1970s both the “FE” and “FEO/FE0” prefixes for O & M manuals and “UE” and “UE0/UEO” prefixes for parts books were published.

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, a new “GEG” series of publication numbers for O & M manuals, “REG” series for service manuals and “UEG” series for parts books were initiated, with an entirely new numbering series. The “REG” prefix was first observed on bound reprints of older loose-leaf service manuals. Revisions and reprints of older manuals continued to be printed for a time using the FE/FE0/UE/UE0 series. This system lasted until around the late 1970s, when a “SEBU” prefix for O & M manuals, “SENR” for service manuals and “SEBP” (some entries in the database say “SEPB”) for parts books was introduced. In the 1980s, an “HEBP” prefix for parts books was introduced.

This covers only the major series of publication numbers. Other service literature published during this time was numbered by a variety of numeric and alphanumeric schemes. The line of comic book-type operation and maintenance handbooks published in the 1950s were numbered in one of these alternate schemes. The Collection includes a very few “C. T. C.” prefix records published in Great Britain.

Classification, arrangement and description:

Manuals, parts books and other service literature other than periodicals are classified, described and arranged in a system unique to this collection. This was done for two reasons. First, there is a disproportionate amount of interest in and use of service literature for machines built prior to circa 1970. Second, the radical changes made to the service manual format in the late 1960s make classification of these manuals under the normal make/class/model system difficult if not impossible because of extensive applications of manuals across machine classes and models.

Service literature for most machines whose production ended prior to 1970 is classified, described and arranged by format (6x9” or 8.5x11”) then by normal make/class/model protocols. This requires the subseries level of classification to serve double duty by classifying for both date range and format. This was done to keep all related records for a given model or serial number series together without creating confusion and possible damage to the records by filing mixed sizes together.

The loose-leaf service manuals from this era required special processing. Most were found to be in fair to poor condition. Most binders were removed and discarded, and only the cleanest and physically sound examples were retained. Each section of each binder is cataloged and sleeved separately, and the sections for each complete manual and bagged together.

Service literature for all other machines is classified described and arranged by format, publication number prefix and publication number.

Service periodicals are classified by title and cover date.

For all types of service literature, only the most current revision is kept on file for reference.

Outline for classification of Caterpillar service literature:

Group 1: M/C/M Records

Series 2: Service Literature

Subseries: Date range, format

151 Pre-1970, 8.5x11” format

152 Pre-1970, 6x9” format

Subject: Class

Folder: Model and serial number range. Separate folder for composite

service manuals.

Item: Publication number

Subseries: Date range

153 Post-1970

Subject: Format

1 8.5x11” format

2 6x9” format

Folder: Prefix series

Item: Publication number

Remarks on price pages from Bill Borthwick papers:

The collection includes a sizeable record group of original and photocopied price pages that were received as part of the Bill Borthwick papers of 1992. The pages discuss primarily machines that competed with contemporary Terex products, for the years 1969 through 1973. The few original pages are 5x8” in size, and the photocopies were made with one or two pages per copy. A few were double-sided. Many copies showing two pages had been cut apart prior to processing. In most cases, there are only a couple of pages per model of machine for a given publication date; it is not known if these represent all the pages issued for these machines during this time.

The arrangement observed during initial processing was generally by type, model and publication date, although considerable variations were observed. Pages were typically stapled together by make and publication date, and no consistency was noted in how this was done. The pages were punched and stored in binders, although many pages were not secured in the binders.

Initial processing of these records involved separating the stapled pages, cutting apart the sheets with two images copied onto them, sorting the separated pages by make, model, publication date and page number,

and trimming all copied pages to roughly uniform size for storage.

Other 5x8” format pages were also photocopied, but in much higher quality. Provenance of these pages is unknown. Most of them are imprinted, “For Sales Training Only.”


The Cat service magazines published 1978-1990 (as represented in the Collections as of 11/01/2000) were published irregularly. The correct sequence of issues is determined be a serialized publication number rather than the sequence of cover dates.

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Caterpillar sales literature: Catalog discusses Twenty-Two, Twenty-Eight, Forty, Diesel Forty, Fifty, Diesel Fifty, Seventy and Diesel Seventy-Five crawler tractor; 4 Hi-Way Patrol, 33, 44, 66, 77 and Trailer Patrol pull grader; 42 and 48 elevating grader; 10 Auto Patrol, 11 Auto Patrol and Diesel Auto Patrol motor grader; Twenty-Eight Motor Patrol motor grader conversion of crawler tractor; No. 1 and No. 2 Terracer; D6100, D7700, D8800, D11000 and D13000 diesel engine and power unit; and 6500G and 9500G gas engine and power unit. Includes aerial view of Peoria, Illinois plant. Printed for William H. Zeigler Company, Inc.; 30 pages.
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Caterpillar sales literature: Catalog and condensed comparative spec sheet discusses 6500G and 9500G gas engine and power unit; D4400, D6600, D8800, D13000 and D17000 diesel engine and power unit; Twenty-Two, Thirty, Forty, Seventy, RD4, RD6 and RD8 crawler tractor; 4 Hi-Way Patrol, 22, 33, 44, 66, 77 and Trailer Patrol pull grader; 42 and 48 elevating grader; 10 Auto Patrol, 11 Auto Patrol and Diesel Auto Patrol motor grader; and No. 1 and No. 2 Terrace. Includes University of Nebraska tractor test results, and interior view of factory showroom, 44 pages.
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Caterpillar sales literature: Catalog and condensed spec sheet discusses D2, D4, D6, D7 and D8 crawler tractor; 6S, 7S and 8S cable straight dozer; 7A and 8A cable angle dozer; 60, 70 and 80 pull scraper; 18 and 28 pull ripper; 24 and 25 cable control unit; DW10 wheel tractor; W10 bottom dump wagon; No. 12 and 212 motor grader; and D3400, D4400, D4600, D8800, D13000 and D17000 diesel engine, diesel generator, power unit and marine diesel engine. Photograph pages for applications and allied equipment show Athey crawler dump wagon, what is believed to be a PD10 side dump wagon, and Mobiloader cable overshot loader attachment for crawler tractor; LaPlant-Choate hydraulic scraper for DW10 and hydraulic dozer; Ross vee snow plow for crawler tractor; diesel locomotive lettered for Sheffield Steel Corporation; Trackson sideboom and cable loader attachment; and Hyster logging winch, crawler log arch and yarder. Printed for Highway Equipment Company; 40 pages.
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Caterpillar sales literature: Catalog discusses diesel engine history, design, features and theory of operation; 11,000 horsepower, 10-cylinder diesel engine; and condensed comparative spec sheet for Thirty-Five, Diesel Thirty-Five, Diesel Fifty, and Diesel Seventy-Five crawler tractor and D6100, D7700 and D11000 diesel engine. Photograph subjects include numerous jobsite images; LaPlant-Choate crawler dump wagon; sheepsfoot roller; early crawler and tiller wheel crawler tractors; R. G. LeTourneau Chariot wheeled dump wagon; Caterpillar engine plant and lab views; and diesel engine components and assemblies. Printed for William H. Zeigler Company, Inc.; 40 pages.
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Caterpillar sales literature: Brochure and spec sheet discusses Diesel Seventy-Five crawler tractor. Printed for William H. Zeigler Company, Inc.; 48 pages.
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Caterpillar sales literature: Brochure and spec sheet discusses 10 Auto Patrol and 11 Auto Patrol motor grader. 32 pages.
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Caterpillar sales literature: Photocopy of University of Nebraska tractor test results for Fifteen, Twenty, Twenty-Five, Thirty-Five, Fifty, Sixty-Five and Diesel Sixty or Diesel Sixty-Five crawler tractor. Eight pages.
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Caterpillar sales literature: Photocopy of comparative spec sheet discussing Twenty-Two, Twenty-Eight, Thirty-Five, Diesel Thirty-Five, Fifty, Diesel Fifty, Seventy and Diesel Seventy-Five crawler tractor. One page.

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