The idea of Caterpillar Tracks came from America as they were used on farming tractors. The Company that
supplied the first tracks system was from the Bullock Creeping Grip Tractor of Chicago. the tracks arrived
at Liverpool Docks on August 1915 and then sent on to the city of Lincoln.to a Company called
William Foster & Company of Lincoln. The managing director was William Tritton and his colleague Walter Wilson a Naval officer with a engineering background sent by the Admiralty to co-operate and oversee the work on behalf of the Admiralty.
Within six months the team had a crude prototype called the Lincoln machine it was powered by Daimler engines Daimler was already being used by the Royal marine Artillery for there Tractors supplied By Tritton.