More than 80 years ago, a gentleman called Lester M. Sears thought it could be a good idea to adapt a farm tractor for industrial use. He came up with the "Model L," and even if it may appear rather outdated now, it was packed with new ideas. The equipment transformed and revolutionized the materials handling business.
The first truck that Lester offered innovations on has become the basic today in the lift truck business. Among these key features include: wheel drive, rear-wheel steering, hydraulic tilting and lifting and equal reverse and high-speed forward gears.
Lester started the "Towmotor" and after that began CAT Forklifts, after being obtained by Caterpillar during the year 1965. With the same dedication to sensible solutions, dedication to extraordinary dependability and new ideas, CAT enjoys thinking that they are direct descendants of Lester's. The Model L was really effective and strong that the model worked hard for over 30 years prior to finally retiring.
It was then during the year 1992, when Caterpillar joined Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in a joint venture. They brought together technological strengths and marketing and financial strengths in the production of material handling machinery. The corporation has had their headquarters in Almere, the Netherlands ever since that time.
CAT lift trucks are now amongst the best built machinery within the business. CAT makes forklifts that operate on LPG, diesel, electric counter balanced units and gasoline engines. The corporation also manufactures an entire line of warehouse machines. The local CAT dealers are among the best within the business and provide over 80 years of pertinent experience.
The RTCH is a specially designed rough terrain vehicle that is able to operate in as much as 5 feet of sea water and uses 4-wheel drive. This particular model is capable of functioning on soft soil places like for example unprepared beaches. The RTCH could handle the 20 to 40 foot long and 8 foot wide containers.