Their is a sod farm not too far from my home. They have many interesting pieces of vintage equipment hanging about including these two big guys.
The Caterpillar dozer has a large blade at the rear that looks like a tile blade. They are used to cut deep trenches in the earth for the laying of pipes or cables, similar to what the Deere is hauling.
This part of town has the nickname of the “muck lands”. The soil is dark, rich and deep, the results of a glacier and a former inland sea. In other other words, it slices like butter.