What to Expect from CAT in 2011
Caterpillar will present one of the largest displays at CONEXPO-CON/AGG with three different exhibit areas totaling 60,000 square feet of floor space. Nearly 40 machines, a wide variety of work tools, technology solutions, engines and components will offer something for everyone—contractors of all types, aggregates miners, construction materials suppliers and specialty trades.
More than a dozen new Cat® machines will make their North American debut at CONEXPO-CON/AGG. The new Cat vocational truck, the CT660, will be shown publicly for the first time. To be sold and serviced by North American Cat dealers, the CT660 will be shown in a variety of configurations and in both the North Hall and Gold Lot exhibits.
A new G Series 775 off-highway truck will garner a spotlight as it is the first Cat machine to go into production with a Tier 4 Final emissions solution. Many of the other new machines, such as the wholly redesigned H Series 627 wheel tractor-scraper, will showcase a Tier 4 Interim solution. These innovative emissions reduction technologies from Caterpillar are integrated into the machine design. This allows Cat Tier 4-ready products to perform at peak production while reducing emissions by approximately 90 percent. The innovative new systems support the Caterpillar concepts of vision and leadership focused to increase value for customers.
The Cat K Series midsize wheel loaders—ranging from the 950K to the 980K—also will be introduced at CONEXPO-CON/AGG. All five of the loaders feature improved performance and fuel efficiency, and each has a totally new cab for greater operator comfort and productivity. Cat E Series hydraulic excavators also will make their North American debut. The 336E, for example, features more net power than its predecessor for faster digging and loading. The 140M2 all-wheel-drive motor grader represents the upgraded M2 Series. A wider variable horsepower range enhances productivity. The new AP1055E asphalt paver offers improved fuel economy through use of the adjustable engine speed control, and it meets Tier 4 Interim emissions standards, as do the M2 motor graders, E Series excavators and K Series wheel loaders.
In addition to new machines, Caterpillar will present a new telematics solution that builds on Cat Product Link. Additional hardware options enabled with cellular technology and a new user friendly web-based application with enhanced features and new capabilities will improve overall fleet-management effectiveness. Center-stage presentations in the North Hall will demonstrate how the new system works.
The Caterpillar display in the North Hall, exhibit space N1913, shows machines for site development, road building and paving, underground utilities construction and quarry and aggregates operations. Cat Rental Store services also share the North Hall exhibit. The exhibit in the Gold Lot at G130 includes small machines for general construction and specialty trades and features displays representing the Caterpillar commitment to building machines that benefit current and future generations. The South Hall exhibit, S16329, features engines from Caterpillar Industrial Power Systems and Perkins. The Caterpillar OEM Solutions display is nearby at S16343 and features components for OEM applications.
Look for live and video presentations in the North Hall, including a visit from Mike Rowe, the star and originator of the Dirty Jobs television program.
Each Caterpillar exhibit is staffed with people that will guide you to the appropriate place and person with answers to your specific questions. Whether your interest is in moving more dirt, using less fuel or getting the most from your fleet, visit Caterpillar at CONEXPO-CON/AGG in March 2011.