75th Anniversary Caterpillar Machinery Show draws rare machines and rave reviews
This 1916 Holt 45 was used until 1940. The 45 hp engine features a 6" bore and 7" stroke and runs at 600 rpm. The "45" sold for $2,750 new. It is owned by Philip and Leonard Johnson, Peoria, Ill.
Manufactured in the late 1920s, this is one of the first terracers made by Caterpillar.
This 1931 Model 10 high-clearance Cat is one of just 500 built. It is pulling an equally rare piece: a Caterpillar sickle mower, one of 175 built.
Peter Holt, a descendant of Benjamin Holt (founder of Holt Mfg. Co.), owns this 1917 Holt 75.
This Holt Model 36 combine harvester was manufactured by Western Harvester Co. in California in 1927. Sold to a Saskatchewan farmer, it was last operated in 1978. The combine has a 20-foot cutting swath.
Dick Opdahl, Alden, Minn., with his 1929 Cat 15, complete with side curtains.
This Caterpillar elevating grader was among the pieces of vintage equipment in action at the Caterpillar Power from the Past Show.
This 1946 Cat was built at the factory from used parts. It was operated almost every day at the factory for the next 50 years.
A restored electric Junior D4.
An unrestored Junior D4, priced at more than $2,000.