Making Tracks: C.L. Best and the Caterpillar Tractor Co. is now available from Beaver’s Pond Press!
Making Tracks follows the story of C.L. Best, the California man who helped to forever change tractor designs. C.L. Best went from designing equipment powered by horses to imagining equipment powered by the sun. His improvements to the track-type tractor concept allowed the Caterpillar Tractor Co. to become the world’s road builder and so much more. The book follows his life from working for his father as a young man through starting and operating his own company and finally to being chairman of the board for the Caterpillar Tractor Co. for twenty-six years.
Come see some of C.L. Best’s tractor designs at the Heidrick Ag History Center and meet authors Ed and Sue Claessen at BOOKS AND BEER on Friday, September 23 at 5:30pm. Complimentary Sudwerk brews will be available for attendees 21 and over. The event is free to Heidrick Ag History Center members and those purchasing books at the event; $5 for all others. Contact the Heidrick Ag History Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 530 666 9700 to RSVP!