The Caterpillar Century

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Motorbooks, Sep 15, 2007 - Transportation - 384 pages
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Now an industry giant and a legend among American manufacturers, Caterpillar first got its name from Holt Manufacturing Company’s remarkable tractor creation of 1905. What followed was the Caterpillar century, an era of engineering revolutions and world-changing earthmovers. Eric Orlemann serves as tour guide through this time of American mechanical know-how and muscle, offering us a rare close-up look at the technology of Caterpillar’s most important equipment innovations, then and now.

Packed with contemporary photographs, archival images, and information on state-of-the-art equipment design, Caterpillar Century traces the evolution of this icon of industry from its emergence in 1905 to its making of modern day heavy-equipment marvels and development of future design prototypes.

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About the author (2007)

Eric C. Orlemann has worked as a professional photographer and communications specialist in the industrial advertising field for over 25 years. As the proprietor of ECO Industrial Communications, he counts many of the large earthmoving equipment manufacturers as his clients. In addition to authoring a number of books, Orlemann has also served as technical consultant for heavy equipment programs appearing on The History Channel, The Learning Channel, and The Discovery Channel.

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