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Caterpillar to lay off another 475 employees

Aug 30, 2015

Caterpillar to lay off another 475 employees

Caterpillar has announced another round of layoffs, this time releasing 475 employees as the company's cost-cutting efforts in the face of waning demand continue. According to a report from the Peoria Journal Star, the cuts will affect staff in the Customer Services Support ...

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Caterpillar a primary target of insider trading ring busted for hacking access to press releases

Aug 26, 2015

Caterpillar a primary target of insider trading ring busted for hacking access to press releases

Caterpillar company secrets were a favorite target for an alliance of hackers and stock traders busted by U.S. officials earlier this month for insider trading that reaped tens of millions in illegal profits. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, ...

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Supply Lines: Meet the workhorses among wheel loaders

Aug 19, 2015

Supply Lines: Meet the workhorses among wheel loaders

Production loader Caterpillar’s 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 ...

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Making sense of the split: Don’t worry about Navistar, but where will Caterpillar find its 15-liter truck engine?

Aug 03, 2015

Making sense of the split: Don’t worry about Navistar, but where will Caterpillar find its 15-liter truck engine?

The big news story last week was, of course, Cat and Navistar breaking up. At first brush, given Navistar’s fresh troubles with a brand-new EPA lawsuit, you’d be forgiven for thinking Cat’s move was a sign of more trouble in Lisle, ...

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Caterpillar will continue using Navistar engines in vocational truck line despite production split

Jul 30, 2015

Caterpillar will continue using Navistar engines in vocational truck line despite production split

Caterpillar has decided to amicably end its on-highway truck production partnership with Navistar and venture out on its own, moving production of the Cat CT-Series trucks, which The Wall Street Journal estimates to be about 1,000 units a year, to a shared production facility in ...

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

Jul 28, 2015

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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