Published Thursday, 22 July 2021
In case you missed it, we are excited to share with you that HOLT owners Peter J. Holt and Corinna Holt Richter were featured on The History Channel on Sunday, July 18, 2021 as part of The History Channel TV series The Machines That Built America. Peter and Corinna were interviewed about the history of Benjamin Holt and the Caterpillar Track-Type Tractor in the first episode of the series, Tractor Revolution.
The Machines That Built America: TRACTOR REVOLUTION
In the 1870s, harvesting crops is grueling, back-breaking work. Farmers must walk miles behind horse drawn plows to get food on American tables. But a group of dreamers – all of them rivals - has a vision that will change farming forever and create one of the world’s most iconic machines: the tractor. Their quest to corner the market – worth $75 billion today - produces some of the greatest innovations and most iconic brands of all time: Caterpillar®, John Deere®, and Ford®.