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BREAKING: Caterpillar splits with Navistar, will design and build its own vocational trucks in Texas

Jul 28, 2015

BREAKING: Caterpillar splits with Navistar, will design and build its own vocational trucks in Texas

Caterpillar has announced a parting of ways with truck maker Navistar, ending a six-year partnership between the two companies that launched the Cat brand into the vocational truck market. MORE >> Navistar to launch new line of severe duty work trucks once ...

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Caterpillar profits fall 29% in 2Q as company cuts full-year forecast

Jul 23, 2015

Caterpillar profits fall 29% in 2Q as company cuts full-year forecast

A continued and severe lack of demand for mining equipment worldwide, coupled with lower construction equipment sales in China and Brazil brought Caterpillar sales and profits down during the second quarter. In earnings released Thursday the company reported a decrease in ...

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Caterpillar’s Era of Analytics: Coaching customers, autonomous machines and more tech the Iron Giant is planning for the future

Jul 19, 2015

Caterpillar’s Era of Analytics: Coaching customers, autonomous machines and more tech the Iron Giant is planning for the future

Five years ago, hardly any heavy equipment was connected with telematics, says Paolo Fellin, vice president of construction and infrastructure industries at Caterpillar. Today, he says, the company has more than 300,000 connected machines worldwide. "Two years ago, when I visited ...

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VIDEO: Watch a Caterpillar 797 mining truck manufactured and crane-assembled in this awesome time-lapse

Jul 07, 2015

VIDEO: Watch a Caterpillar 797 mining truck manufactured and crane-assembled in this awesome time-lapse

Anyone who's had the thrill of standing next to a Cat 797 mining truck knows the machine is larger than life. So, it should come as no surprise that the task of manufacturing such a machine is a bit...involved. For instance, ...

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Five factors of fuel efficiency for mobile equipment

Jul 02, 2015

Five factors of fuel efficiency for mobile equipment

Fuel expense in owning and operating aggregates equipment is a constant and will account for about 50 percent of total machine operating costs. Fuel prices have recently been on the decline, but based on history, this trend will soon reverse. ...

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Rollouts: July 2015

Jul 01, 2015

Rollouts: July 2015

Tier 4 Final artic truck Komatsu America Corp. has a new HM400-5 articulated dump truck with a net 469-horsepower SAA6D140E-7 engine that is EPA Tier 4 Final emissions-certified. The dump truck has a 44.1-ton payload, weighs 165,633 pounds, and has ...

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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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Cat introduces larger sizes of its Tier 4 Final articulated trucks

May 18, 2015

Cat introduces larger sizes of its Tier 4 Final articulated trucks

  After more than five years and $120 million worth of research and development, Caterpillar rolls out its C Series large-scale articulated trucks, including the 735C, 740C EJ, and 745C. The trucks boast Tier 4 Final engines, but "it's not a ...

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Cat backs up claims of fuel efficiency with a guarantee

May 15, 2015

Cat backs up claims of fuel efficiency with a guarantee

Caterpillar is putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to fuel efficiency. Long known as gas guzzling equipment, Cat has invested significant resources into improving fuel efficiency and is now ready to back its claim that it ...

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