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Caterpillar is one of those brands that are so commonplace and so successful that just about everybody knows what it is. That includes truckers and repairmen as well as the less-vehicularly-inclined intellectuals. Whether you work in transportation, industrial work, or an office job, chances are you've seen one of those big, yellow vehicles emblazoned with the "CAT" logo.

Caterpillar Inc. was founded in 1925, right in the golden age of automotive design. The company is the result of a merger of two other manufacturers: the Holt Manufacturing Company and the C. L. Best Tractor Company. After merging, the new leadership of two companies rebranded into the Caterpillar Tractor Company. The name changed to Caterpillar Inc. in 1986 and has been producing vehicles in a variety of applications ever since.

Caterpillar is best known today for its use in industrial and construction applications, though it also has uses in just about every warehouse, thousands of heavy-duty trucks, etcetera. A general rule of thumb is as follows: if the vehicle is used for any specific profession (e.g., mining, construction, engineering), odds are Caterpillar makes a part for it. And with the Caterpillar's multinational network of distributors, you can access the company's parts from just about anywhere in the world.

We carry a wide assortment of hundreds of different pieces, parts, and hardware from Caterpillar across a wide range of categories. Not only do we carry the essentials (forklift and industrial products), we also carry parts for on-road trucks, making Caterpillar a great go-to whether you drive a forklift, an excavator, or anything in between.