Did you know Gough Gough and Hamer topped the worldwide sales for Caterpillar machinery in 1937, '38 & '39. They were presented with a sliver cup which is on display at Caterpillar headquarters in Peoria, Illinois.
Gough Gough and Hamer were originally an electrical engineering business in Christchurch and became dealers for Caterpillar tractors in 1932.
New Zealander's were highly sought after in WWII as experienced heavy machinery engineers and operators. These skills can be attributed to bush work, breaking in the cut-over land and the roading of our country. Caterpillar machinery was renowned for its horsepower during these years.
24 hours, 7 days a week there is a Caterpillar machine working somewhere around the World.