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Sourcewell awards Caterpillar the highest score in new heavy equipment contract

Sourcewell (formerly known as NJPA), one of North America’s largest governmental cooperative contract holders, recently awarded a competitively solicited contract to Caterpillar. As part of the process, responses from equipment companies were evaluated against multiple criteria to help governmental agencies determine the best value when making purchase decisions. Caterpillar’s response – which included considerations such […]

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New Cat® R2900 Underground Loader Offers Expanded Emissions Control Options, Enhanced Cooling and Ease of Service

The new Cat® R2900 Underground Loader offers configurations to meet the strictest diesel engine emissions standards, including those in Europe and North America, and it continues to deliver the high performance and 17.2-tonne payload of its proven predecessor. The new LHD leverages Caterpillar’s next generation design to provide extended durability, superior serviceability and the ability […]

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Caterpillar to Support Rio Tinto in Creating Technologically Advanced Koodaideri Mine

Rio Tinto recently signed an agreement with Caterpillar to supply and support mining machines, automation and enterprise technology systems for the new Koodaideri iron ore mine in Western Australia. Under the agreement, Rio Tinto and Caterpillar will work together in creating an automated mine operation that makes best use of data analytics and integration to […]

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Cat® 299D2 XHP Land Management Compact Track Loader Purpose-Built to Handle Difficult Land-Clearing Applications

The Cat® 299D2 XHP Land Management Compact Track Loader is a superior, purpose-built machine solution for customers involved in demanding vegetation-management applications, ranging from mulching, brush-cutting, vegetation control, and mowing. This segment-focused machine delivers the advantages of efficiency and economy in specific applications, including site preparation, utility right-of-way clearing, vegetation management for fire prevention, railroad […]

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Electric-Drive Cat® R1700 XE Designed for Productivity with Advanced Technology for Lithium-Ion Batteries and On-Board Charging

Battery-powered load-haul-dump (LHD) machines have the potential to significantly impact the economics of underground-mining and the viability of opening new mines. Benefits can include reducing ventilation infrastructure requirements and costs; generating less heat and dust that must be removed with additional air conditioning; and lowering the overall operating costs of the mine. For a battery […]

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A Strategic Approach to Electrification: Matching the Right Solution to Customer Needs from Caterpillar

Thanks to decades of innovation in improving engine technology, today’s cars, trucks and other vehicles are cleaner and quieter than ever. More stringent regulations worldwide are driving manufacturers to redesign products to meet more ambitious standards while addressing customer needs for better efficiency and lower fuel costs. So too are changing societal attitudes about environmental […]

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Yokohama Tire Receives Platinum Supplier Award from Caterpillar for the Seventh Straight Year

Yokohama Tire Corporation has earned Caterpillar’s premier supplier award for the seventh consecutive year. The award – Platinum Level Recertification in its Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP) – went to Yokohama’s factory in Onomichi, Japan. The plant produces OE and replacement off-the-road (OTR) tires for a wide range of equipment. Caterpillar’s SQEP award distinguishes suppliers […]

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New Cat® Productivity web application enables increased jobsite productivity by harnessing and analyzing machine data

Caterpillar introduces Cat® Productivity, a web-based application that delivers a comprehensive performance overview for equipment on the jobsite. Cat Productivity provides detailed production data, allowing companies to increase profit by remotely monitoring jobsite productivity.    The Cat Productivity application visualizes site-level data from the onboard systems across a fleet of machines and assets, transmitted by […]

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Wet disk snubber upgrade cuts maintenance on Cat® rope shovels

Caterpillar recently introduced a new wet disk snubber upgrade for dipper doors on its 7495 Series electric rope shovels. The oil-filled snubber is maintenance and adjustment free for its 12,000-hour life before rebuild, which aligns with dipper service life. The new snubber design—a sealed, oil-immersed clutch pack—eliminates a daily maintenance touchpoint and delivers much longer […]

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Widest-Ever Range of Cat® Equipment, Technology and Services on Display at bauma 2019, World’s Largest Construction Industry Trade Show

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is showcasing more equipment, technology and services than ever before at bauma 2019, the world’s largest construction industry trade show in Munich, Germany. The expansive Caterpillar display features diverse product lines with new offerings, as well as an interactive display of the company’s enhanced services.   “Cat® construction machines are available […]

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Redesigned Cat G Series Carries On 777 Legacy with New Technology for High Production, Fuel Efficiency, and Operator Amenities

The new Cat® 777G off-highway truck builds on the legacy of performance, reliability, and long-term durability established by 777 models since 1977, both in mining and large earthmoving applications. Rated payload for the new 777G is 98.4 tons (89.4 MT), with a standard-body volume (SAE 2:1) of 83.8 cubic yards (64.1 m3). The design of […]

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New Cat® Safety VR Module Creates an Immersive Safety Training Experience for Employees

Caterpillar Safety Services announces the development of Cat® Safety VR, a new virtual reality (VR) safety training module. Customized for paving applications, the new VR safety training solution immerses the trainee into a virtual four-lane rural highway construction site, so the employee learns to interact with coworkers and identify hazards in a safe and controlled […]

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