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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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Navistar to launch new line of severe duty work trucks once split with Cat is complete

Aug 12, 2015

Navistar to launch new line of severe duty work trucks once split with Cat is complete

With Caterpillar's announcement this morning that it would begin designing and building vocational trucks on its own, Navistar, Cat's partner in the work truck business up to this point, has announced plans to launch a new line of trucks once the partnership ...

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Terex to merge with Finnish manufacturer Konecranes

Aug 11, 2015

Terex to merge with Finnish manufacturer Konecranes

Cranes and heavy equipment manufacturer Terex will merge with Finnish competitor Konecranes in an all-share deal, the companies announced in a joint release Tuesday. The new company will be called Konecranes Terex and will be based out of Finland. It is ...

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Volvo CE intros EC160E excavator with power, fuel efficiency boosts (PHOTOS)

Aug 10, 2015

Volvo CE intros EC160E excavator with power, fuel efficiency boosts (PHOTOS)

Lower operating cost combined with operator comfort were key for Volvo Construction Equipment when designing the EC160E, the company’s newest E-Series crawler excavator. The new machine features a Volvo Tier 4 Final D4 engine that delivers an 8-percent improvement in fuel ...

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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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VIDEO: Head stands, extreme grades and giant boulders all in a day’s work for this excavator operator

Jul 26, 2015

VIDEO: Head stands, extreme grades and giant boulders all in a day’s work for this excavator operator

You don't see many operation videos that are nearly as interesting as this one. And better yet, it only gets more interesting as it goes on. The video is a compilation of situations shot in Taiwan originally posted to YouTube ...

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Hyundai unveils 7 HX Series excavators with new high-end cab, better control, faster cycle times (PHOTOS)

Jul 26, 2015

Hyundai unveils 7 HX Series excavators with new high-end cab, better control, faster cycle times (PHOTOS)

Hyundai has taken the wraps off of its latest series of excavators and the company says the aim of the new machines is making high-end features a standard expectation. Replacing the Hyundai 9A Series excavators are the HX220L, HX260L, HX300L, HX330L, HX380L, ...

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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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Hitachi unveils redesigned ZX470LC-6 excavator with increased boom, arm speed (PHOTOS)

Jul 15, 2015

Hitachi unveils redesigned ZX470LC-6 excavator with increased boom, arm speed (PHOTOS)

Hitachi has added an upgraded excavator to its Dash-6 line by working to up the machine's productivity and equipping the ZX470LC-6 with an Tier 4 Final engine. When redesigning the ZX470LC-6, Hitachi says they put saving customers’ time and money at ...

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