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Cat on the Prowl

Cat_logoMarch 19, 2011 – I am blogging live this weekend from Las Vegas, where prior to the kick-off of ConExpo-Con/Agg, Caterpillar is holding a press briefing on its latest product innovations. The company will launch a number of new machines at the show, including the 775G haul truck, 988H front-end loader, 374D excavator and 740B artic. Engineering innovations designed to enhance sustainability, operator comfort, safety and energy efficiency, not to mention productivity, are part of the company's extensive list of product developments. Of high priority is fuel economy, and as product manager David Campbell told me in an exclusive interview, "Our equipment puts the right tools in the hands of equipment owners so that they can take control of fuel economy based on the performance parameters they enter into the machine." Stay tuned for more as the weekend progresses.