Cat Expands Vocational Truck Line
Caterpillar expands its line of Class 8 work trucks with the Cat CT681 vocational truck, a set-forward axle model designed for customers who prefer a longer wheelbase truck and for those who must comply with restrictive load limitations on bridges and roads.
There is an optional front frame extension on the CT681 along with a front engine PTO and a 114-in. bumper-to-back-of-cab (BBC) intended to mount attachments such as snowplows, hose reels, winches and hydraulic pumps. The new model also offers vertical tie-in plates mounted behind the cab for a simplified mixer installation.
“Customers who are hauling heavy loads or working in extreme conditions truly appreciate the CT681’s rugged durability and styling,” said Dave Schmitz, global on-highway truck product manager. “We designed it to work hard and last for years, even in the toughest applications.”
The CT681 joins the CT660, which has a set-back front axle, in the Caterpillar line of vocational trucks. Full production of the CT681 is expected mid-2014.
Visit Caterpillar in Booths #10915 & #1015 at CONEXPO