CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 Preview: Cat to Debut a Dozen New Machines

Caterpillar's first Tier 4 Final machine will be displayed, along with the new CT660 vocational truck and K Series wheel loaders.

The G Series 775 off-highway truck will be the first production machine in Caterpillar's lineup to offer a Tier IV Final emissions solution.
The G Series 775 off-highway truck will be the first production machine in Caterpillar's lineup to offer a Tier IV Final emissions solution.

More than a dozen new Caterpillar machines, including the new CT660 vocational truck, will make their North American debut at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 in three different exhibit areas totaling 60,000 sq. ft. of floor space.

To be sold and serviced by North American Cat dealers, the CT660 will be shown in a variety of configurations in Caterpillar's North Hall and Gold Lot exhibits. A new G Series 775 off-highway truck will also garner a spotlight as the company's first machine to go into production with a Tier 4 Final emissions solution. Many other machines on display, such as the wholly redesigned H Series 627 wheel tractor-scraper, will incorporate integrated Tier 4 Interim-compliant solutions.

Other models shown will include five K Series midsize wheel loaders (950K to 980K) offering improved performance and fuel efficiency. The debut of the E Series hydraulic excavators will include the 336E, which features more net power than its predecessor for faster digging and loading. The upgraded M2 Series all-wheel-drive motor grader has a wider variable horsepower range. Adjustable engine speed control is said to improve the AP1055E asphalt paver's fuel economy.

A new telematics solution builds on Cat Product Link. Additional hardware options are enabled with cellular technology, and a new user-friendly web-based application offers enhanced features and added capabilities. Center-stage presentations in the North Hall will demonstrate how the system works.

The North Hall display will also highlight equipment for site development, road building and paving, underground utilities construction and quarry and aggregates operations. Cat Rental Store services will share the exhibit space.

As an added bonus, look for live and video presentations, including a visit from Mike Rowe, the star and originator of the Dirty Jobs television program.

The Gold Lot exhibit will include small machines for general construction and specialty trades, as well as displays representing the company's commitment to building machines that benefit current and future generations.

The South Hall exhibit will host engines from Caterpillar Industrial Power Systems and Perkins. The Caterpillar OEM Solutions display nearby will cover components for original equipment manufacturer applications.

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