Tags: Caterpillar

Keep Quarry Trucks Productive

Dec 01, 2013

Keep Quarry Trucks Productive

Good maintenance and loading operations are key to extending equipment life and avoiding unplanned downtime.   By Mark W. Sprouls   Caterpillar studies show that rigid-frame haulers most often deliver the lowest cost per ton in high-volume aggregates operations that manage the trucks as ...

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Caterpillar to close Virginia mining equipment plant

Nov 25, 2013

Caterpillar to close Virginia mining equipment plant

Caterpillar has announced that it will close its Pulaski, Virginia, plant by mid-2014, according to a report from our sister site, Equipment World. The plant manufactures mining equipment. The closure will result in 240 layoffs. This is not the first Caterpillar mining ...

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Cat Rolls Out Tier 4 Final Artic Trucks

Nov 08, 2013

Cat Rolls Out Tier 4 Final Artic Trucks

Caterpillar will roll out articulated trucks to meet updated emission requirements in early 2014. The 30-ton 730 C will be available in January, while the slightly smaller 25-ton 725 C will launch in February. "We've gone beyond the Tier 4 Final ...

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“Dirty Jobs” host Mike Rowe offers $15,000 scholarships to students who sign the 12-part SWEAT pledge

Oct 21, 2013

“Dirty Jobs” host Mike Rowe offers $15,000 scholarships to students who sign the 12-part SWEAT pledge

Mike Rowe, creator and host of Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs,” is giving students the chance to earn money for trade-related studies. Rowe, who has promoted skilled trades through programs like I Make America, Go Build Alabama, Go Build Georgia and his own ...

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W.S Tyler, Caterpillar, MSHA release new resources (Information Library)

Sep 25, 2013

W.S Tyler, Caterpillar, MSHA release new resources (Information Library)

Multilingual minerals processing book W.S. Tyler has made The Rock Book, its minerals processing resource, available in three additional languages. The book features information about technologies, definitions and specification tables for screening, washing and pelletizing operations. This resource is offered free ...

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Peoria Public Library displays Caterpillar ads from 1915-1930

Sep 04, 2013

Peoria Public Library displays Caterpillar ads from 1915-1930

Peoria Public Library this month is displaying 15-years’ worth of Caterpillar history. Throughout the month of September, the library is showing Caterpillar advertisements from 1915-1930, reports our sister site, Total Landscape Care. The ads originate from magazines such as the Literary Digest, ...

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Guest Blog: Caterpillar’s Asia Pacific Quarry Days

Jul 08, 2013

Guest Blog: Caterpillar’s Asia Pacific Quarry Days

Konichiwa! In June, I had the opportunity to visit a part of the world I had never visited before. Caterpillar invited me to attend its Asia Pacific Quarry Days in Japan, an event put on for its customers in the ...

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Supply Lines: Work Horses

Jul 03, 2013

Supply Lines: Work Horses

Load-sensing hydraulics The Cat 980K Wheel Loader features load-sensing hydraulics and the advanced Cat C13 ACERT engine with 369 horsepower for superior fuel efficiency and high productivity. Compared to the H Series model, the 980K has 25-percent greater lift force and ...

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Product of the Week: Cat 988K loader

Jun 13, 2013

Product of the Week: Cat 988K loader

Caterpillar's introduction of the seventh-generation Cat 988 Wheel Loader, the 988K, marks the 50th anniversary of the 988. It will be commercially available in August. Designed as an optimum loading tool for Cat construction and mining trucks, the 988K features redesigned ...

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Caterpillar considers fatigue-detecting tech for mining trucks

May 30, 2013

Caterpillar considers fatigue-detecting tech for mining trucks

Caterpillar mining trucks may soon include fatigue-detecting technology, our sister site, Better Roads, reported. The technology, developed by Australia-based Seeing Machines, uses a set of sensors and software to detect when an operator is drifting off and uses alarms to rouse ...

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Cat 336E H hydraulic hybrid excavator technology highlights

May 01, 2013

Cat 336E H hydraulic hybrid excavator technology highlights

Earlier this month, our sister site, Equipment World, gave an in-depth look at Caterpillar’s 336E H hydraulic hybrid excavator. In light of the excavator’s Edison Award win, we’re looking at some of the highlights Equipment World presented in its report ...

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Cat 336E H hydraulic hybrid excavator wins Edison innovation award

Apr 30, 2013

Cat 336E H hydraulic hybrid excavator wins Edison innovation award

Caterpillar’s 336E H hydraulic hybrid excavator has won a 2013 Silver Edison innovation award, our sister site, Equipment World, reported. The machine, which won the award in the Energy/Transportation category at the 26th annual Edison Awards, received the award for the ...

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