Lester M. Sears was the gentleman who thought it could be wise idea to adapt the farm tractor for use by industry more than 80 years ago. He created the "Model L," and although it may appear quite outdated at the moment, it was packed with new ideas. The machine revolutionized and transformed the materials handling business.
The initial truck that Lester offered innovations on has become the standard these days in the forklift business. Amongst these important features comprise: rear-wheel steering, wheel drive, hydraulic tilting and lifting and high speed forward and equal reverse gears.
Lester started the "Towmotor" and then started CAT Forklifts, after being obtained by Caterpillar in the year 1965. With the same dedication to practical solutions, dedication to new ideas and extraordinary dependability, CAT enjoys thinking that they are Lester's direct descendants. The Model L was so strong and efficient that the model worked hard for more than 30 years prior to finally retiring.
Caterpillar formed a joint venture in 1992 with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries or MHI Ltd. They brought together financial and marketing strengths and technological strengths in the manufacturing of material handling equipment. The business has had their head office within Almere, the Netherlands ever since that time.
Presently, CAT Lift Trucks are amongst the best-built within the business. These machinery are available in LPG, diesel, electric counter balanced models and gasoline engines. The corporation also makes an entire series of warehouse machines. The local CAT dealers are among the very best in the industry and offer more than 80 years of pertinent experience.
The RTCH is a specifically engineered rough terrain vehicle that could operate in as much as 5 feet of sea water and utilizes 4-wheel drive. This model is capable of functioning on soft soil places such as unprepared beaches. The RTCH could handle the 20 to 40 foot long and 8 foot wide containers.