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Mining slump leads to Cat layoffs

Jun 25, 2015

Mining slump leads to Cat layoffs

A drop in the demand for mining equipment has led to another round of layoffs at Caterpillar's East Peoria campus in Illinois. Reuters reported that Cat laid off 50 employees at the East Peoria office on Monday. With the latest layoffs, Cat ...

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VIDEO: Caterpillar built a moving golf course atop dump trucks and loaders to create the true Greatest Game Ever Played

Jun 18, 2015

VIDEO: Caterpillar built a moving golf course atop dump trucks and loaders to create the true Greatest Game Ever Played

As if golf wasn't frustrating enough, the evil minds at Caterpillar thought it would be fun if the holes moved. But how does one create a moving golf course? After all, though they may be hard to hit, greens aren't exactly small. ...

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Equipment acquisition trends

Jun 15, 2015

Equipment acquisition trends

Crushers   Screens   Conveyors   Wheel Loaders   Excavators  

Caterpillar unveils the CT680, a rugged work truck wrapped in style (PHOTOS)

May 21, 2015

Caterpillar unveils the CT680, a rugged work truck wrapped in style (PHOTOS)

The new Cat CT680 looks considerably different from previous versions of the company's vocational trucks and that's no accident. The bling, the styling; customers were asking for it, says Dave Schmitz, vocational truck product manager. A lot of owner-operators and fleets think ...

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Caterpillar full-year earnings dip with bad 4Q; 2015 doesn’t look good either

Jan 27, 2015

Caterpillar full-year earnings dip with bad 4Q; 2015 doesn’t look good either

For a second consecutive year, Caterpillar sales and profit have fallen. And in addition to the slump in demand for mining equipment that has plagued the company for the last two years, Cat is now contending with falling oil prices, ...

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Cat introduces more powerful wheel loaders

Dec 26, 2014

Cat introduces more powerful wheel loaders

  Cat 950M and 962M wheel loaders, powered by a Cat C7.1 Acert Tier 4 Final engine, are significantly more powerful than their K-Series predecessors and deliver 10-percent better fuel efficiency. The 950M has a net rating of 230 horsepower, while ...

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Caterpillar makes leadership changes, announces new CIO

Dec 23, 2014

Caterpillar makes leadership changes, announces new CIO

At the head of several changes in Caterpillar’s corporate leadership, the company has named a new chief information officer and vice president with responsibility for the Global Information Services Division in Julie Lagacy. A 26-year veteran of the company, Lagacy previously ...

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Cat rolls out its 6020B hydraulic shovel, matches 777G haul trucks

Nov 17, 2014

Cat rolls out its 6020B hydraulic shovel, matches 777G haul trucks

  Caterpillar unveiled its new 6020B hydraulic shovel before customers and the press at its Tinaja Hills proving grounds last week. With a 24-ton payload, the 247-ton unit is well matched with the Cat 777G haul trucks. "Today is a day I've ...

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VIDEO: CAT’s autonomous mining tech the ‘wave of the future’

Nov 03, 2014

VIDEO: CAT’s autonomous mining tech the ‘wave of the future’

Though self-driving vehicles are big topic of dissuasion in the realm of consumer technology right now, the usefulness to industrial markets has been obvious for some time. While Google is working on a driverless car and Tesla is already implementing autopilot ...

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Roll Outs – November 2014

Nov 01, 2014

Roll Outs – November 2014

Versatile loader The WA200-7 wheel loader, from Komatsu America Corp., features 126 net horsepower and is powered by a Tier 4 Interim Komatsu engine. It has 3-percent lower fuel consumption than the WA200-6 it replaces. Parallel Z-bar loader linkage gives the ...

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Caterpillar leadership sees changes, heads of mining and dealer support announce retirement

Oct 15, 2014

Caterpillar leadership sees changes, heads of mining and dealer support announce retirement

Caterpillar has announced the retirement of two group presidents and a vice president, all of which will take effect early next year. Steve Wunning, 63, is retiring from his post as group president for resource industries, which includes mining. Caterpillar says ...

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Supply Lines

Sep 01, 2014

Supply Lines

    Cuts fuel consumption in half Field studies for Atlas Copco’s new FlexiROC T45 with fixed boom show that the unit uses half as much fuel as similar rigs using the same rock drill, depending on rock conditions. The COP 3060 rock ...

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