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Holt farm tractors

Holt was founded in the late 1800s when its founder, Benjamin Holt, began developing self-levelling equipment for use in the western United States. Soon after, he began developing and manufacturing steam tractors and crawlers. When the Holt crawlers were first tested in 1904, they performed admirably, and this is how the company established itself as a brand that has earned the love and support of local farmers over the years. 1925 came as a noticeable year for Holt when it merged with Best, its rival company. After this, the name was changed to Caterpillar Tractor Company. During the early years of testing, a reporter examining the performance of a Holt product made the bold claim that the product crawled like a caterpillar. Many people believe that this remark inspired the company's brand name, Caterpillar. With only 4 tractor models offered throughout the years of its operations, Holt didn’t offer many options to customers. The machines produced by Holt ranged in power from 28 to 83 hp. Some of the tractor models offered by the company to its clients included 2-Ton, 5-Ton and 10-Ton.

List of tractor models

Model Power Year of production start Year of production end
2-Ton 31 hp 1921 1925
5-Ton 40 hp 1919 1925
10-Ton 61 hp 1918 1925
75 83 hp 1913 1924