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The History of Caterpillar

So one of the founding fathers of what is now the Caterpillar Corporation had a problem. In order to pave roads he had to use heavy heavy heavy machinery. The machinery would sink into the sand while trying to pave roads. So Benjamin Holt tried increased the size of the wheels but this failed. Then he tried placed some would planks around the bottom portion of the tractor attached to wooden chains and then “Bammmmmm”  he came up with a new and efficient means of moving tractor trailers. It is alleged that he got the idea to call the company caterpillar after one of the people at  his discovery said that thing moves like a caterpillar. Well enjoy. Read the History of Caterpillar. Click the link.

Here’s a funny video of where the idea Bammmm came from.