What Caterpillar’s Doing @ ConExpo-Con/Agg
At ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014 Caterpillar will have four exhibit areas totaling about 60,000 square feet of floor space and will showcase more than 40 machines, most with integrated technologies. The displays also present a variety of Cat work tools, U.S. EPA Tier 4 final engines, components and service parts.
More than a dozen new Cat machines will make their North American trade show debut at ConExpo-Con/Agg. The newest Cat machines to be displayed include F Series hydraulic excavators, M Series medium wheel loaders, new C Series articulated trucks and G Series off-highway rigid-frame trucks, a new track-type tractor, a new wheel tractor-scraper and a new track drill.
In the North Hall exhibit, booth 10915, displays will focus on Cat Connect, which brings together Cat technology products and services in integrated and scalable forms. Cat Connect is designed to give customers the flexibility to find the right combinations of technologies and services to meet jobsite requirements.
The most recently introduced machines on display include the 336F hybrid hydraulic excavator. Cat said the hydraulic hybrid technology that reduced fuel consumption by an average of 25 percent in 336G H applications now is incorporated in the model 336F H. In addition to the hybrid machine, the largest of the new F Series line, the 390F, will be displayed.
The new M Series wheel loader line will be represented by the 972M XE. It features the XE advanced powertrain, which was first introduced with the 966K XE Wheel Loader. XE technology results in 25 percent lower fuel consumption on average compared to machines with traditional torque converters, Cat said. The M Series wheel loader line sports a brand new model, the 982M, which also will be displayed. The 982M delivers the capability to load highway trucks in two passes in bulk materials yards. The new loader also can dig in sand and gravel pits and can handle earth bank excavation.
In contrast to the big machines, several models of the recently introduced Cat D Series skid steer loaders, compact track loaders and multi terrain loaders will be displayed. The compact machines feature a completely redesigned cab, new lift arm design for improved sight lines, and increased engine performance.
An additional Caterpillar exhibit, booth 1015 in the Gold Lot, will display about 15 machines including a new motor grader and a new scraper, both of which incorporate new technologies to aid the operator and promote high productivity. This exhibit also is home to the Cat Merchandise Center, Cat Rental and the Cat dealer area. The nearby booth 1332 will display the latest from Caterpillar OEM Solutions. An articulated truck with bare chassis is available for mounting specialty bodies and other equipment. In the South Hall, booth 84318, Caterpillar Product Support will present a wide array of components, parts and services available to keep machines running efficiently.