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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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PHOTOS: Meet the 1966 Volvo DR 631: aka Gravel Charlie, the first articulated dump truck ever created

Jul 14, 2015

PHOTOS: Meet the 1966 Volvo DR 631: aka Gravel Charlie, the first articulated dump truck ever created

One display at the recent Volvo Days event in Sweden had a decidedly nostalgic turn: the 1966 Volvo DR 631, the company’s first articulated hauler, also dubbed “Gravel Charlie.” Reconditioned by the nearby Munktell Museum in Eskilstuna, the Gravel Charlie is ...

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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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John Deere launches 370E, 410E, 460E articulated dump trucks with improved cab (PHOTOS)

Jun 29, 2015

John Deere has launched several updates in its three new E-Series articulated dump trucks, highlighted by a new Tier 4 Final diesel engine and a new pressurized cab. The 370E, 410E and 460E ADTs are powered by a Deere PowerTech engine delivering ...

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EPA, DOT propose heightened heavy duty diesel emissions, fuel efficiency standards for 2018

Jun 28, 2015

EPA, DOT propose heightened heavy duty diesel emissions, fuel efficiency standards for 2018

The EPA and DOT announced Friday their plans for Phase 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles. Phase 2 of the program would “significantly reduce carbon emissions and improve fuel ...

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Low-viscosity oils are only the beginning; new EPA diesel fuel economy rules will significantly impact your future

Jun 24, 2015

Low-viscosity oils are only the beginning; new EPA diesel fuel economy rules will significantly impact your future

Earlier in June, Shell Lubricants went into great detail telling journalists about how the soon-to-come, low-viscosity diesel lube oil category will help heavy duty trucks improve fuel economy by roughly one percent. And while a one percent improvement in fuel economy ...

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