Cletrac was founded in 1912 by Charles and Cleon Duryea, making it one of the oldest American tractor brands. The brand was acquired by Oliver Corporation in 1960 and ceased production in 1963. However, the Cletrac name was revived in 2014 by a group of investors who purchased the rights to the brand.
Cletrac was founded in 1916 by Ernest Clapp and Oliver Clevidence. The brand name is a combination of the founders' last names. The company started out manufacturing agricultural equipment but soon began producing military tractors during World War I. After the war, Cletrac continued to produce agricultural machines and became one of the leading companies in that industry. In the 1930s, Cletrac produced its first crawler tractor, which was used extensively in construction and mining projects.
In recent years, the Cletrac brand has been revived by AGCO Corporation. AGCO is a leading manufacturer of agricultural equipment with brands such as Massey Ferguson, Challenger, Fendt, Valtra, and Gleaner.
The current Cletrac lineup includes: