More than 80 years ago, a man called Lester M. Sears believed it might be a wise idea to modify a farm tractor for industrial application. He came up with the "Model L," and even though it can look a little obsolete now, it was packed with new ideas. The machine revolutionized and transformed the materials handling industry.
The initial truck which Lester provided innovations on has become the basic today in the lift truck industry. Among these important features consist of: rear-wheel steering, wheel drive, equal reverse and high-speed forward gears, and hydraulic lifting and tilting.
In the year 1965 the company was obtained by Caterpillar and Lester began "Towmotor" and afterward began CAT Lift Trucks. With the same dedication to practical solutions, commitment to new ideas and extraordinary dependability, CAT enjoys thinking that they are Lester's direct descendants. The Model L was so effective and durable that the prototype worked hard for over 30 years before finally retiring.
Caterpillar formed a joint venture in the year 1992 with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries or MHI Ltd. They brought together marketing and financial strengths and technological strengths in the production of material handling equipment. The business has had their head office in Almere, the Netherlands ever since that time.
Presently, CAT Forklifts are among the best-built in the business. These machines come in diesel, LPG, electric counter balanced models and gasoline engines. The corporation manufactures a complete series of warehouse machinery also. The local CAT dealers are amongst the best in the industry and offer more than 80 years of relevant experience.
The RTCH is a specifically engineered rough terrain vehicle which is able to operate in up to 5 feet of sea water and uses 4-wheel drive. This specific unit could function on soft soil places such as unprepared beaches. The RTCH could handle the 20 to 40 foot long and 8 foot wide containers.