Lester M. Sears was the man who believed it might be good idea to modify the farm tractor for use by industry more than 80 years ago. He came up with the "Model L," and though it could look a little outdated at the moment, it was packed with new ideas. The machinery revolutionized and transformed the materials handling industry.
Lester's initial truck offered innovations that have become standard these days within the forklift business. Among these important features include: rear-wheel steering, wheel drive, high speed forward and equal reverse gears, and hydraulic lifting and tilting.
In the year 1965 the business was obtained by Caterpillar and Lester began "Towmotor" and afterward began CAT Lift Trucks. With the same commitment to sensible solutions, commitment to new ideas and exceptional reliability, CAT enjoys thinking that they are Lester's direct descendants. The Model L was so durable and efficient that the model worked hard for more than 30 years prior to finally retiring.
It was then in 1992, when Caterpillar joined Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in a joint venture. They brought together financial and marketing strengths and technological strengths in the production of material handling machinery. The business has had their headquarters in Almere, the Netherlands ever since that time.
Presently, CAT Lift Trucks are among the best-built within the industry. These equipment come in diesel, LPG, electric counter balanced models and gasoline engines. The company also makes a complete series of warehouse machines. The local CAT dealers are among the best in the industry and offer over 80 years of pertinent experience.
The specially designed RTCH rough terrain vehicle can operate in as much as 5 feet of sea water. This unit is capable of functioning on soft soil locations like unprepared beaches. The RTCH can handle the 20 to 40 foot long and 8 foot wide containers.