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Caterpillar Features New Equipment, Advanced Technologies, Services

Paying tribute to those building the world’s infrastructure, the Caterpillar experience at ConExpo-Con/Agg, March 10-14 in Las Vegas, includes a mix of static displays, equipment demonstration area, and new services/technologies under the theme of “Your Work Matters.” The 60,000-sq.-ft. (5,574-sq.-meter) exhibit in the show’s new outdoor Festival Grounds includes Operator’s Stadium, where the finals of the Global Operator Challenge and equipment demonstrations take place.

Cat 325 HEXCaterpillar is investing in technology and safety features showcased in more than 30 Cat machines on display, including nine new product introductions from the dozer, excavator, articulated truck and backhoe loader families. See the display grouped in the outdoor exhibit at Festival Grounds F-4455.

Successor to the Cat D5K2, the new Cat D3 dozer continues to set the standard for small dozer grading accuracy and efficiency. The operator cab delivers greater visibility, while enhanced controls deliver easier, intuitive finish grading. Powertrain advancements improve fuel efficiency by up to 10% over previous models.

The new center-pivot 420XE backhoe loader now offers seat mounted controls for low-effort machine control to boost operator efficiency and reduce fatigue. Dual Mode operation increases machine productivity, while electronic loader controls offer true parallel lift. A new IT quick coupler delivers quick change-out of a large portfolio of Cat attachments.

Inside the demo arena, the new 150 AWD motor grader features all-wheel drive that assists with traction and maneuvering, allowing the machine to work in any environment. Eco mode delivers up to 10% greater fuel efficiency without productivity loss, and owning and operating costs are reduced via new filters and longer service intervals.

The new 725 articulated truck offerings feature cab improvements including assisted hoist, Automatic Retarder Control and Advanced Automatic Traction Control, which improves operator experience and reduces operator actions. Performance improvements include up to 9% increased speed on grades, 8% improved acceleration and a 7% productivity increase.

Caterpillar will introduce five new wheeled, small, medium and large hydraulic excavator models at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020. The new Cat M318 wheeled excavator improves operator efficiency by up to 45% with Cat GRADE, E-Fence and PAYLOAD options and delivers up to 10% lower maintenance costs with longer service intervals. The new 313 GC delivers low owning and operating costs through a simple design that is easy to operate, maintain and own. The new 315 boasts a 13% larger cab and improved performance with up to 10% more swing torque and up to 14% more drawbar pull.