Archive | July, 2012

Rock & Dirt’s Weekly Recap-

News in the Construction Equipment Industry Need a quick update on what happened last week in the construction industry? Every week we will provide a brief overview of some of the top stories for your consumption.   New safety precautions will be in effect as of September 15, 2012, in an effort to reduce the […]

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Train More Mining Equipment Operators with Cat® Simulators

In any mining operation, production and safety are key goals. Cat® Simulators can train operators to move more efficiently and safely; plus train more operators cost-effectively. The operator uses authentic controls in a virtual mining environment to experience training exercises for the Large Track Type Tractor and Mining Truck. Plus, record and report each simulator […]

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Caterpillar Equipment: A Century-Long Standard of Excellence

With machines equipped for work in over a dozen industries, Caterpillar is one of the world’s largest and most diverse manufacturers of heavy equipment. However, Caterpillar has not always been an industry giant. Similar to hundreds of other businesses, Caterpillar started small and grew rapidly. Caterpillar’s first pieces of equipment were track-type tractors, a piece […]

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Forks Tool Head Turns Skid Steers Into Forklifts

  EZ SPOT UR Attachments’ rotating forks tool head attaches to virtually any machine with the universal quick ’tach, turning a skid steer or track loader into a rotating fork lift. When attached to a double cylinder rotating base from EZ SPOT UR, the forks tool head will rotate 127 degrees to the operator’s left. […]

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Caterpillar Introduces C175-16 U.S. EPA Tier 4 Interim-Certified Diesel Generator Set

New unit extends industry-leading lineup of U.S. EPA Tier 4 Interim-certified generator sets ranging from 455 kW to 3000 kW The Cat® C175-16 diesel generator set from Caterpillar Inc. has been certified to meet United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 Interim emission standards. This 60 Hz package — rated at 3000 to 3100 […]

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New and Improved PC700LC-8 from Komatsu

Comfort, safety and performance benefits at the heart of new 70-tonne class hydraulic excavator According to Komatsu, the most significant improvements to their new PC700LC-8 hydraulic excavator centre on the operator environment, with comfort, safety and precision at the forefront. As with all Komatsu excavators, the PC700LC-8 comes with a low-noise comfortable cab featuring a […]

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What Slowdown? Caterpillar Stuns Market with Record Quarter

Through the first few weeks of earnings season, corporate report cards have been fairly underwhelming thanks to the European debt crisis, slower growth in emerging markets and headwinds facing the U.S. That changed a bit Wednesday morning when Caterpillar offered up a blockbuster report that easily trumped the Street’s expectations. The heavy equipment maker said […]

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Hexangular-Shaped Cab Provides Greater Visibility for Komatsu Grader

Komatsu’s GD655-5 motor grader is powered by their 218-hp SAA6D107E-1 engine and has a standard configuration weight of 35,351 pounds. The power train design positions the engine at the rear of the machine, which – along with the increased weight on the front axle – provides better control. Komatsu engine technology provides a three-stage, 2-mode […]

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Global Growth, Higher Emissions Standards Spur Demand for Construction-Equipment Makers, According to AlixPartners Study

Construction equipment manufacturers around the globe will see significant growth over the next few years, as massive infrastructure projects will be required to satisfy population growth and expansion of the middle class in emerging markets. This will cause the industry overall to expand sales at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.3% into 2015 […]

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Largest Telescopic Stacking Conveyor in the World

Built for high production, the TeleStacker conveyor is the largest telescopic stacking conveyor in the world with operating tonnage ranging from 200 to 5,000 tph. It also has the ability to stockpile 30-percent more material per move than similar radial stackers. As a result of the robust steel construction of the FB Undercarriage, the TeleStacker […]

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Takeuchi TL10, TL12 Compact Track Loaders

Takeuchi's TL10 and TL12 compact track loaders feature Tier 4-Interim engines with an exclusive “Eco Mode” function designed to reduce fuel consumption during operation. New selectable auxiliary work modes allow the operator to fine-tune the auxiliary hydraulic output to three specific attachment settings for reduced downtime on job sites, the company says. The new track […]

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The Rich History of Innovation that Caterpillar Acquired with the Purchase of Bucyrus International

The takeover of Bucyrus International, Inc. by Caterpillar, Inc. is an $8.6-billion deal brings together two giants of the industry, and establishes Caterpillar Global Mining at Oak Creek, Wisconsin, the former headquarters of Bucyrus. To view the rich heritage of one of America’s innovative and most famous industrial equipment manufacturers, let’s take a walk back […]

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