Caterpillar is the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. Services offered throughout the product life cycle, cutting-edge technology and decades of product expertise set Caterpillar apart, providing exceptional value to help their customers succeed.
Whether paving roads, mining essential commodities or extracting fuels to satisfy global energy demand, Caterpillar's solutions are helping to build a better world. Since 1925, Caterpillar has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent.
The Lafayette, Indiana, U.S.A. facility is home to more than 1,900 Caterpillar employees. They design and manufacture Cat® 3500, 3600, and C175 engines. These diesel, gas, and dual fuel engines are used in marine, petroleum, electric power and rail applications as well as in large Cat mining trucks.
The smallest engine built in Caterpillar's Lafayette facility is too big for the largest truck in the exhibit below!
MacAllister's unique way of doing business began with a handshake in 1945. Deeply honored by their trust in him, E. W. MacAllister accepted an invitation to be Caterpillar Tractor Company’s exclusive dealer in 68 Indiana counties. MacAllister has provided every piece of CAT equipment at Hands-on Transportation for years.
Caterpillar and MacAllister Machinery
Tour MacAllister Machinery of Lafayette's Caterpillar vehicles
!! Important !! Click on the three-dimensional shape in the upper left-hand corner for a better view !!
Interview with Bob Ruble, Manager of MacAllister Machinery in Lafayette
Videos from around the Internet
A 2:00 video of the biggest video game you'll ever see.
Caterpillar uses equipment MacAllister rents to build the world's largest sand castle 1:40.
Playing golf Caterpillar style. A 2:00 video.
A CAT® in a China shop? A 2:00 video.
A 20:00 Video that goes behind the scenes on how Caterpillar made that Pac Man game.
A 5:00 video on Caterpillar's facility across the street from Target in Lafayette, Indiana.
A 6:00 minute video of some of the biggest and heaviest land vehicles in the world.
A 4:00 video in Caterpillar's Lafayette facility showing how they make one of their engines
Imagination Station does not claim any ownership in Caterpillar® or any subsidiary company or related prop or symbol, etc. This exhibit is of equipment built by Caterpillar and their companies. Caterpillar has given IS permission to display the vehicles for teaching and educational purposes, consistent with IS's mission.
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