Hi everyone. I got to thinking it would be nice to share with others something we have learned recently that others could benefit from learning. Let’s share and spread the wealth and of knowledge .
Per my Cat history book they moved from Stockton California to Peoria around 1909-1910 (bought plant Oct. 25th, 1909) due to the companies desire to expand their market beyond the west coast.I learned that it is much easier to turn the two adjusting screws for the lower 3pt Arms if you lift up on the arms to remove the weight that pulls on the treads. I also learned the Gannon Earthcavator looks like they had an address here in California which is interesting because just a little while before reading the green Earthcavator tag I was thinking how Catepillar tractors got there start here in the valley of Stockton, CA. I don’t know why they left Stockton but my guess is the Demacrats and high taxes and expensive cost associated with running a business here in California probably had a lot to do with it.
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Who knows we both may have the same hard back Cat history book.I was being facetious about why Cat moved That is because today this is one of the main reasons why not only people but companies are fleeing this state. Everyone loves to grind it on Californians because of political agendas. My favorite is everything causes cancer prop 65. But it’s so true. Moderation is key but any one who eats fast food everyday will end up with health issues. Ok end of rant lol.
I think I have a hardback Cat book that comes in a hard sleeve. Have not looked at it for a while. Got it at a garage sale or thrift store or some cheap sale like that. Quite interesting. I’ll have to go back to the Hagard museum here in Stockton and get some better pictures in person of the early “assumed” Stockton built Caterpillar. I had some pics but my ph took a big data dump :/
That’s why we have so many cheap problems I mean projectsI learned the the smallest engine problem will deter people from a killer deal on FB market place. That is where I step in.
I’m also pretty sure they also had a lot of dealer overlap before Deere really had much in terms of construction/crawlers.Back in the day Deere and Cat worked together quite a bit, to the point where Cat got it's start in hydraulics from Deere, and Deere pretty much bought out the rights to Cat's combines, especially the hillside ones.