The CATERPILLAR Inc. headquarters are based in Peoria, Illinois (USA) and is the world's largest manufacturer of construction equipment. Additionally, CATERPILLER Equipment has a daughter organization that focuses on the production of diesel and gas engines, industrial gas turbines, mining machines for underground use, and work shoes and outdoor products like mobile phones and smart phones. At industrial auctions, one can find popular machines from CATERPILLAR such as a used cat 289 compact track loader or even a used cat 301 mini excavator. All machines can be found in a very good condition due to the well known high quality, low maintenance of the CATERPILLAR corporation. So you can add a used CAT machine to your fleet with the fraction of the price.
The CATERPILLAR Company History
CATERPILLAR Inc was created in 1925 through a fusion between the Holt Manufacturing Company (lead by Benjamin Holt) and the C. L. Best Tractor Company (lead by Daniel Best). In 1904 Benjamin Holt introduced crawler tracks into diggers, excavators and tanks, to further develop their technology. With strategical acquisitions, CATERPILAR opened the industrial turbine and engine manufacturing markets. The acquisition of Perkins Engines in 1997 was a record in Caterpillar history, because at 1.3 billion US dollars, this was the most expensive acquisition the company had made. In 1998, a further engine manufacturer, Krupp Mak – a Kieler company, joined and now there are three company branches under the Kieler Engine centre. 2003 and 2004 saw the expansion of the brands Payhauler and The Unit Rig Terex company, that make diesel-electric dump trucks and the Swiss turbo machinery from Babcock Borsig. Since 2005, the telescopic loaders from JLG industries have been added to Caterpillar Equipment product range and through the acquisition of Bucyrus International, the company's expansion is definitely not over.
Main CATERPILLAR Equipment
CATERPILLAR has more than 150,000 employees working in the largest consumer markets. CAT Construction Equipment products are Caterpillar machines excavation and vehicles for construction and agriculture, underground construction and mines. Sales are conducted via authorized and independent sales organizations on Caterpillar website. The CATERPILLAR Equipment always puts in a lot of effort into research and development for new and environmental friendly engine technology.
Used CAT Construction Machinery For Sale
Caterpillar is possibly the no. one manufacturer of construction machines. Naturally they are expensive machines that are build with the highest standards and built to endure many hours of heavy duty construction work. Not every construction company can actually afford a new Cat machine, that's where buying a used Caterpillar construction machine at second hand industrial machinery market comes into consideration. Most CAT machine are being bought by huge construction companies just for a project or two and then being sold again at the second hand market or auctions. Used Caterpillar machines can be in very good conditions in more then half price. This line of second hand market is worth while cheacking and consider when needing to buy a used CAT construction machine.
Example of the CATERPILLAR Inc Portfolio:
- Dump trucks
- Wheel loaders
- Motor graders
- Digger loaders