Autonomous Cat 794 AC Mining Truck Equipped With Minestar Command

Since the Cat 794 AC electric drive truck debuted at MINExpo 2016, the global fleet has logged more than 780,000 hours of field operation, averaging physical availability of 90%. Offering up to 8% better payload and faster speed-on-grade, the 794 AC delivers up to 10% more productivity than competitive trucks.

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Making a Fleet Change

Find Out How The Quarry At Argos USA’s Martinsburg Cement Plant Optimized Its Loading And Hauling Operations. By Mark S. Kuhar Argos USA’s Martinsburg cement plant, acquired in 2016, operates a limestone quarry in the West Virginia panhandle. Quarry operations there began around 1900 underground for lime-grade high-calcium limestone; and on the surface for cement grade limestone.  After purchasing the…

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Caterpillar Expands Remote-Control Operation to Excavator Line

New Cat Command for Excavating provides remote-control operation for select Cat excavators. Removing the operator from the machine in potentially hazardous operating environments, Command for Excavating enhances safe machine operation, while reducing operator fatigue to increase productivity. Six Cat excavators spanning the 20 to 40 metric ton class sizes – Cat 320, 323, 326, 330, 336 and 340 models – can…

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Caterpillar to Unveil Battery Electric Vehicle at MINExpo

Underground mining continues to be an early adopter of sustainable mobile equipment solutions, based on the need for a clean and safe working environment. The new Cat R1700 XE LHD, with its 16.5-ton payload features a battery electric design that delivers superior productivity in underground applications with the benefits of no engine heat or exhaust emissions. It offers an 11…

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It’s Electric

June 3, 2021 – Developments in the area of electric vehicles are coming fast and furious. Caterpillar just announced that at this year’s MINExpo, it will show the new Cat R1700 XE LHD electric vehicle for underground mining. With its 15-tonne payload and 24,190-kg lift and tilt breakout, it features a battery electric design that delivers superior productivity in underground applications with the…

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Cat Pitches Performance at Recent Loader Launch

May 13, 2021 – At a recent virtual product launch, Caterpillar discussed its ability to offer premium performance in the 10- to 12-ton wheel loader class, via the new Cat 980 and 982 medium wheel loaders. The machines are up to 10% more productive and feature lower maintenance costs up to 20% when compared to the previous 980M and 982M powershift models.,…

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Caterpillar, Argonne Project Focuses on Heavy-Duty Engine Design

Heavy-duty diesel engines still power most large vehicles used in the construction, mining and transportation industries in the United States. Engineers are working to improve the fuel efficiency of these engines while minimizing pollution to reduce energy consumption and ensure the sustainability of these industries in the future.

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Cat Sales, Revenue Up in First Quarter

Caterpillar reported first quarter 2021 sales and revenues of $11.887 billion compared with $10.635 billion in the first quarter of 2020, a 11.8% increase. The company’s Construction Industries Division posted total sales of $5.459 billion in the first quarter of 2021, an increase of $1.153 billion, or 27%, compared with $4.306 billion in the first quarter of 2020. 

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