not just a load of old bull dozers

The Machines - Caterpillar earthmoving equipment display

The New Zealand Caterpillar Experience has an amazing collection of classic vintage tractors, diggers, bulldozers and trucks.

There’s nothing else like it in the world.

There are numerous iconic machines on display dating back to the early 1920s, from Caterpillar’s® smallest machine the Cat 22 to the monster D8 earthmover, and including classics like the Cat D2. Apart from a comprehensive range of CAT machines, the collection also includes a 1929 Dodge “C” cab service truck, a 1955 Kew Dodge 125A, a 1942 Ford ¾ Ton truck (Jailbar) and a 1942 Dodge Command.

Our machines are not stored in a stuffy museum or left shut up in a shed. They’re restored and displayed where they’re most at home – in realistic settings that include live New Zealand native bush that recreates the rugged land they worked on.


The collection includes some rare, one-off examples that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Read more about our rare machinery – a 1937 Speeder, a 1928 15 Motor Patrol grader and a 1941 42 GMC CLL353 6x6 Cargo.

Collection of Caterpillar Experience Machines
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