Caterpillar introduces its first-ever utility vehicles – the gasoline-powered Cat CUV82 and diesel-powered CUV102D. Based on a "clean sheet" design co-developed with supplier Arctic Cat (now owned by Textron), the units feature a rugged steel cargo bed and offer 1,000-lb. total rear cargo capacity and 2,000-lb. towing capacity for optimal performance in a variety of applications.
A four-wheel independent suspension system with a front sway bar and optional rear sway bar enhances stability at full load. A long swing-arm suspension, custom-tuned springs and shocks deliver a balance between a smooth ride and hauling loads. Ample ground clearance ensures these vehicles can easily navigate rough terrain.
These units can quickly maneuver over rugged terrain at speeds reaching 45 mph, for the gasoline-fueled model and 25 mph for the diesel. The CUV82 is powered by a 0.8L three-cylinder gasoline engine delivering 50 hp, while the CUV102D has a 1.0L three-cylinder diesel engine that delivers 25 hp.
- Feature smooth acceleration, clear sightlines and engine braking capability
- Intuitive column shifter allows the driver to easily maneuver through all the gears
- Continuously variable transmission offers smooth transitions and the ability to handle loads
- Two-wheel, four-wheel or four-wheel drive/lock modes permit the driver to match vehicle drive to ground conditions
- Comfortably seat two riders side-by-side with ample leg, elbow and headroom
- Include electric power steering, adjustable driver’s seat position and steering wheel, ample behind-the-seat storage and document holder and removable passenger seat base for hauling oversized items
- Instrument gauge offers easy viewing of critical operating information
- Easy access service points simplify vehicle maintenance, while on-board advanced diagnostics reduce troubleshooting time
- More than 50 accessory options available
- Both units are manufactured at the Arctic Cat facility in Thief River Falls, Minn.