I hear a Cat
- Written by Mark Kuhar
It's getting close to ConExpo-Con/Agg 2011 time! Caterpillar will present one of the largest displays at next year's show with three different exhibit areas totaling 60,000 sq. ft. 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, according to the company. More than a dozen new Cat machines will make their North American debut at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2011. 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. See ya'll at the show!