Caterpillar®

Caterpillar is the world’s largest construction equipment manufacturer. 

The Caterpillar Tractor Co. – or ‘Cat’ – was formed in 1925 following the merger of the Holt Manufacturing Company and C.L. Best Tractor Co. It was Benjamin Holt who first patented a continuous track in 1907, bolting wooden slats to a chain on an agricultural tractor.  Legend has it that an employee remarked that the movement of the tracks looked like a caterpillar, hence the start of the iconic brand name.  You can recognise Caterpillar Machinery by its ‘Cat yellow’ paint & ‘Cat’ logo.

Caterpillar is famous for their crawler tractors, or ‘Dozers’, and these were first used in large numbers in WWI as gun-tractors.  In WWII, Cat machines were manufactured in huge volumes. Their use became closely associated with the Construction Battalions, or ‘Seabees’ in the Pacific, and airfield construction in Europe.  Cat Dozers could also be seen playing their part clearing beaches in the Normandy landings.

Over the years, Cat have developed a comprehensive range of machinery, including:

  • Articulated dump trucks
  • Backhoe loaders
  • Hydraulic excavators
  • Mining trucks
  • Motor graders
  • Track loaders
  • Wheel loaders

This machinery is used in some of the toughest environments in the construction, road-building, mining, forestry, highway, and power generation industries. Cat have evolved over the years into a multi-national corporation, producing machinery and engines all over the world and being an integral part in some of the 20th century’s major infrastructure projects.

Jaytrac stock & supply parts for all of these Cat machines, from vintage D2 dozers to the huge 120-ton D11T, and from the old favourite 215 to more modern 320D hydraulic excavators.

Jaytrac specialise in supplying the complete one-stop shop parts package for Cat engines. Our range includes smaller C1.1 up to larger 3500 engines in heavy plant or power generation applications.

We look forward to helping you repair and rebuild your Cat machines and engines!