Caterpillar (or CAT) is a well-known construction equipment manufacturer with products ranging from skid steer loaders and mini-excavators to massive hydraulic mining shovels. Many industries depend on CAT equipment for day-to-day operations, including construction, road maintenance, material handling, forestry, oil and gas, mining, and the US Armed Forces.
CAT mini-excavators, compact track loaders, multi-terrain loaders, and skid steers are familiar sights across the country. CAT is practically synonymous with construction equipment. Caterpillar equipment has appeared in over 20 movies going back to 1927 in a film called Man Power. These appearances include early Caterpillar-Holt tractors, D7 bulldozers, D9 bulldozers, 320 DL excavators, 773B dump trucks, and 992G scoop loaders -- not to mention the fictitious Caterpillar P-5000 Power Loader exoskeleton that appeared in Aliens.
Caterpillar has maintained a solid reputation for reliability and longevity since its inception in 1886 when Benjamin Holt built his first combine harvester. And from that time, CAT has continuously evolved to meet customer needs throughout the years, utilizing the latest technology to help operators get the most out of their machines.