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New CAT E2 Series Mini Hydraulic Excavators Get New High Definition Hydraulic System, New Cab and New Source Facility

The five compact radius Cat® E2 Series Mini Hydraulic Excavators—303.5E2, 304E2, 305E2, 305.5E2 and 308E2—will all be produced at Caterpillar’s new 850,000 square foot facility in Athens, Georgia, USA and will also use the new High Definition Hydraulic system. The E2 models are designed to carry on the solid performance of their E Series predecessor, […]

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From a 747 to Scrap in Just 4 Days Using CAT Excavators

Ever wonder what happens to old planes when they reach the end of their service lives? Brandon Arnold, owner of Custom Construction & Roofing in Roswell, New Mexico, can tell you—his company has used Cat® equipment to demolish more than 40 planes in the past year. “It just looked cool,” Arnold said, describing how he […]

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CAT M318F and M320F Wheel Excavators Deliver Added Performance, Operator Convenience, Low Costs

When designing the new Cat® M318F and M320F Wheel Excavators, Caterpillar solicited customer input for characteristics considered important. Heading the list were initial quality and reliability, low operating costs, operator comfort and safety, simplicity of operation and maintenance, durability, and environmental friendliness. The new models are designed around those goals, while retaining the best features […]

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CAT 824K Wheel Dozer Delivers Efficient Productivity with Long Term Durability for Optimum Value

The new Cat® 824K Wheel Dozer builds on the solid performance of predecessor models with engineering refinements in its power train, operator station and structures, and in features that enhance safety, serviceability and machine management. With a net power rating of 405 horsepower (302 kW) and a maximum operating weight of 74,966 pounds (34 004 […]

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Caterpillar Reaches Milestone of 75,000 Wheel Tractor-Scrapers

Caterpillar Inc. employees marked a major milestone today, commemorating the production of 75,000 wheel tractor-scrapers at the Decatur, Illinois facility. The historic machine, an open-bowl, twin-engine 627K, is built to move high volumes of material quickly and economically with optimum fuel efficiency. “Scraper sales have been rebounding steadily in North America since the last downturn,” […]

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CAT Longwall Plow System Helps Set New Low-Seam Coal Production Record

A coal mine located in southern West Virginia (USA) recently set another world record for daily low-seam coal production using a Cat® automated longwall plow system. In a 24-hour period on April 10 and 11, 2014 the Pinnacle Mine longwall produced 35,724 tons (32 411 tonnes) from the Virginia Pocahontas No. 3 Seam, in a […]

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New 990K Wheel Loader Features Increased Productivity, Enhanced Safety and Operator Efficiency, and Easier Service

The new Cat® 990K Wheel Loader offers more power and increased payload for greater productivity and fuel efficiency. The 990K also features a redesigned cab that delivers a superior operator interface and a quiet environment, and several new features promote operator and maintenance technician safety and performance. Designed as an optimum loading tool for Cat […]

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Caterpillar Adds New B-Series Utility Compactors to the Paving Products Machine Family

Customers expect Cat® Paving Products to continually raise the bar in performance, productivity, comfort, safety and serviceability. The company has met those expectations with the new B-series line of Utility Compactors. The new CB22B, CB24B, CB24B XT, CB32B, CB34B, CB34B XW, CC24B and CC34B feature key enhancements that will help contractors achieve compaction more efficiently […]

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The Making of Caterpillar's Built For It Trials - "Gravity" Video

Find out some of the interesting facts from the making of the “Gravity” video: Before filming the action, a few in the production crew were skeptical about whether or not the B15 smartphones would survive the punishment they were about to endure. All of the phones were operational and intact after the grueling challenge ended. […]

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CAT B15 Smartphone Put to the Test During Built For It Trials

Would you be worried about dropping your phone if you had a CAT smartphone? Probably not! Check out this video of a CAT B15 smartphone plummeting from 35 feet into a deep pool of water after being dropped by a CAT MH3049 Material Hanlder. The operator rescues the B15 from the water (it still works […]

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New CAT D9T Dozers Delivers Enhanced Productivity, Operator Safety and Serviceability and Meets Latest Emissions Standards

The Cat® D9T Dozer—with a proven reputation for reliability and long-term durability in the most severe applications—has new features that enhance performance, productivity, operator convenience and safety, and serviceability. The new dozer features a Cat C18 ACERT™ engine, which meets Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emissions standards, and delivers 436 net horsepower (325 kW) at 1,800 […]

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JENGA Game Played with CAT Equipment

It's the largest board game ever played with CAT Equipment! During the Caterpillar Built For It Trials, "Stack" pits five heavy equipment operators against a mountain of massive wood blocks! Excavators and Telehandlers are used to remove and reposition a stack of 27 JENGA blocks one at a time without toppling the structure.   Source: […]

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