At CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 Caterpillar will present its extensive line of machines and technology and its unmatched customer support capabilities. With 40 machines on display in two different exhibit areas totalling 60 000 square feet, Caterpillar’s presence is among the largest at the show. But it’s not all about size. Cat® Connect Technologies for machine control and monitoring will share the spotlight with the iron it enhances—ranging from a skid steer loader to a 96-ton excavator.
Eight Cat machines will make their public debut at CONEXPO and a half dozen more machines introduced recently will be on display for the first time at an equipment show. The newest Cat machines to be displayed include excavators, wheel loaders, a dozer, an articulated truck, a tele handler and cold planers. Caterpillar will also introduce new remote control technologies and connectivity technologies at the show.
North Hall Exhibit
In the large North Hall exhibit, booth 10924, the display will focus on excavating, grading, paving and aggregates mining and handling. The Gold Lot exhibit, booth 4490, will feature small machines used in building construction. A handful of large machines displayed in the Gold Lot will represent general construction and aggregates product lines.
New machines to be displayed include the M317F Wheeled Excavator, a compact radius design that expands versatility and enhances productivity in tight work areas.
New Cat wheel loaders are also in the CONEXPO spotlight. The new 986K on display will replace the H Series model and deliver lower cost per ton in earthmoving and aggregates operations.
The new 745 Articulated Truck features an all new, class leading cab with enhanced visibility. Innovative machine control features further improve operator efficiency and safety. The new stability assist system reduces the risk of rollovers, and the new Economy Mode reduces fuel consumption.
The updated D6T Dozer on display features a new transmission and new Auto Shift system that allows the D6T to achieve fuel savings on the order of 20 percent, compared with the previous model. Fuel savings can increase to as much as 30 percent in light-load and finish-grading applications.
Another dozer is featured in a live demonstration shown in the Gold Lot exhibit. A D8T dozer in Peoria, Illinois, will be controlled remotely from the operator station in the exhibit. The new Cat Command remote control system for the D8T offers a choice of two operator interfaces—a portable Operator Console designed for line-of-sight use and an ergonomically designed Operator Station that can be located remotely when the dozer is equipped with the Command Vision System.
The full line of Cat paving products is represented at CONEXPO, with emphasis on three new cold planers—PM825, PM622 and PM312. The new PM800 Series complements the previously released PM600 Series and features increased engine power for demanding applications. Increased weight and cooling capacity allow the PM800 Series to perform under the toughest of conditions. The PM300 Series is highly versatile, capable of urban and patchwork applications, small to medium road milling or where dimensions, optimum manoeuvrability and high production capabilities compact are required.
In addition to the big machines, Cat compact and building construction machines will be on display. The new TH514D Telehandler sports a three-section boom and a Tier 4 Final compliant engine. The 46-ft reach and 11,000-lb lift capacity are ideally suited for pick and place lifting. Cat D Series telehandlers will also offer new, innovative options such as a reverse object detection system, an advanced display screen and a reversing camera.
Caterpillar also will present several innovative solutions available across its 14-model line of compact excavators. The 300.9D Versatile Power System (VPS) with H25 Hammer represents an ideal configuration for indoor demolition applications. Another unique solution is the 304.5E2 Extra Tool Carrier (XTC), which includes a skid steer loader coupler interface in place of the traditional dozer blade.