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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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Caterpillar profit up 4% in 2Q despite decline in sales; improves full-year forecast

Jul 25, 2014

Caterpillar profit up 4% in 2Q despite decline in sales; improves full-year forecast

Despite a dip in sales and continued soft demand for mining equipment, Caterpillar today announced a 4-percent increase in profit during the second quarter. The company today announced profits of $999 million, or $1.57 per share, for the second quarter ending ...

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Product of the Week: Cat M Series motor graders

Jun 19, 2014

Product of the Week: Cat M Series motor graders

The new Cat M Series motor graders —12M3, 140M3, 160M3 and their all-wheel-drive counterparts — meet Tier 4 Final emission standards. The graders use Cat’s after-treatment solution, with the addition of Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR). A new standard economy mode can be ...

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VIDEO: How one equipment operator made his way to viral video stardom through Caterpillar

Jun 12, 2014

VIDEO: How one equipment operator made his way to viral video stardom through Caterpillar

Ryan Neal believes at least part of his success as a heavy equipment operator is built in. “Some people have a natural ability for running equipment just like some people have natural abilities to play basketball or football or to sing,” ...

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Product of the Week: Cat 990K wheel loader (VIDEO)

Jun 05, 2014

Product of the Week: Cat 990K wheel loader (VIDEO)

Cat’s new 990K wheel loader offers more power and increased payload for improved productivity and fuel efficiency. It features a redesigned cab that delivers a sleek operator interface and quiet environment, as well as several features to promote operator and maintenance ...

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VIDEO: Operator maneuvers Cat mini excavator through confined China shop without breaking anything

Jun 02, 2014

VIDEO: Operator maneuvers Cat mini excavator through confined China shop without breaking anything

While Caterpillar hit viral video status with a video focusing on a massive game of Jenga, its latest Built For It Trials video centers on one of the most impressive displays of operator skill we’ve seen. In it, Ryan Neal, a ...

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PHOTOS: Caterpillar’s Visitors Center offers glimpse of history

May 26, 2014

PHOTOS: Caterpillar’s Visitors Center offers glimpse of history

If you’re in the construction industry or are a person who appreciates the fine art of heavy equipment, make a visit to the Caterpillar Visitors Center in Peoria, Illinois a priority. Even if you ever find yourself in the Chicago area, ...

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Product of the Week: Cat 834K wheel dozer

May 01, 2014

Product of the Week: Cat 834K wheel dozer

The Cat 834K builds on the machine’s nearly 50-year history with a completely new cab, drive train refinement, new monitoring and diagnostic features, new safety features, and structural enhancements. Available blade types include straight, universal, semi-universal, and coal, ranging in capacity ...

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VIDEO: Caterpillar speeds production of 700-ton trucks using iPads

Apr 24, 2014

VIDEO: Caterpillar speeds production of 700-ton trucks using iPads

While looking for ways to increase productivity on its assembly line in Decatur, Illinois, Caterpillar saw workers climbing up and down countless times from the massive 797F mining trucks it assembles there. Related: Product of the Week: Cat 770G and 772G off-highway ...

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VIDEO: Giant-sized Jenga

Apr 17, 2014

VIDEO: Giant-sized Jenga

  In a short film in its new “Built For It” series, Cat highlights five equipment operators facing off in a super-sized Jenga game. The catch? Eight tons of wooden blocks were moved using M316D, 320E, and 349E excavators, TH514C telehandler, ...

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Product of the Week: Cat 770G and 772G off-highway trucks

Mar 27, 2014

Product of the Week: Cat 770G and 772G off-highway trucks

The new Cat 770G and 772G off-highway trucks were redesigned with major advancements in emission technology, transmission and traction control systems; frame, drive-train and cooling system enhancements; added operator amenities; and serviceability improvements. Available in Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier ...

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