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Caterpillar track

Caterpillar tracks are large (modular) tracks used on tanks, construction equipment and certain other off-road vehicles. The tracks help the vehicle to distribute its weight more evenly over the surface than wheels can, keeping it from sinking in areas where wheeled vehicles (of the same weight) would sink. Caterpillar tracks were first implemented by Benjamin Holt, president of the Holt Manufacturing Company, on November 24th, 1904. Following a merger and name change, The Holt Manufacturing Company went on to become the Caterpillar Tractor Company in 1925.



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