Caterpillar Acquires Tangent Energy Solutions

Caterpillar Inc. acquired Tangent Energy Solutions, an energy-as-a-service (EaaS) company that provides customers with turnkey solutions for reducing energy costs, increasing energy efficiency, reducing emissions, monetizing electric grid support, and providing resiliency for customer operations. The acquisition of Tangent Energy also positions Caterpillar to work directly with utilities and energy providers to supply distributed energy resources (DERs) that rapidly grow…

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Cat Suspends Russian Operations; Donates to Ukraine

March 11, 2022 – Caterpillar issued the following statement: “We are deeply saddened by the tragic events continuing to occur in Ukraine and hope for a peaceful resolution to the crisis. Through the Caterpillar Foundation, we are donating more than $1 million to support both urgent and long-term needs of the Ukraine humanitarian crisis. We are complying with all applicable laws…

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The Global Operator Challenge Returns

Feb. 22, 2022 – Caterpillar Inc. invites machine operators around the globe to take on the world in the 2022/2023 Global Operator Challenge. The challenge tests the skills and precision of equipment operators as they prove their excellence in operating Cat machinery and their ability to master any piece of construction equipment safely and efficiently.  “More than 80 Cat dealers will…

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RP Video News: Cat Hits Autonomous Trucks Milestone

Caterpillar has reached a significant milestone, announcing that more than 500 Cat autonomous trucks are now in operation worldwide. This achievement is exciting not only for the mining industry, but also its broad customer base as the company scales autonomy into quarry/aggregates and construction industries’ product lines with competitive offerings.

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Cat Electric Drive Wheel Loader Features Technology, Efficiency Updates

Built on a solid switch reluctance technology foundation leveraging more than 15 years of Caterpillar electric drive experience, updates to the Cat 988K XE deliver up to 10% faster downhill speed, improved rimpull and increased hydraulic breakout force for up to 5% better production. The updated design improves cycle times in load and carry applications, while an optional counterweight increases…

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Caterpillar Introduces Two New Hammers

Built for high production on large excavators, the new Cat H190 S and H215 S Performance Series Hammers deliver consistent breaking power, the company stated. Their extremely efficient operation cycle results in less waste from internal heat for more power delivered to the tool. With piston and tool matched in diameter and mass, these new hammers offer increased power transmission…

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Cat Updates 966, 966 XE, 972 and 972 XE Wheel Loaders

Bringing a host of standard technologies to the 7- to 9-tonne (8- to 10-ton) wheel loader line, the updated Caterpillar 966 and 972 wheel loader series boost operator efficiency. The 966 and 972 models deliver consistently high bucket fill factors to increase productivity by up to 10%. Their next generation design extends fluid and filter change intervals to lower maintenance…

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Cat Event Features 972 Loader

Nov. 10, 2021 – I had the opportunity to attend Caterpillar’s annual Year-End Press Event in Peoria, Ill., where they featured the next-generation 972 front-end loader. The company stated that the machine offers significant fuel savings while lowering long-term costs. It features up to a 20% reduction in maintenance costs. It meets emission standards and is designed to improve fuel…

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