The Caterpillar Visitors Center is offering a look at the life of its first chairman and the inventor of the Best 60 Tractor.
That became the Caterpillar 60, thought to be one of the most successful track type tractors in history. C.L.‘Leo’ Best was the founder and president of C.L. Best Tractor Company that eventually merged with Holt, making Holt Best Tractor Company. That was the forerunner to Caterpillar.
Lee Fosberg is the Supervisor of Corporate Heritage Services at Caterpillar. He says they’ve colorized 25 of the photos throughout the display.