Caterpillar will introduce numerous new machines at ConExpo.
Paying tribute to those building the world’s infrastructure, the Caterpillar ConExpo experience includes a mix of static displays, equipment demonstration area, and new technologies under the theme of “Your Work Matters.”
Caterpillar will showcase more than 30 Cat machines at ConExpo, including 9 new product introductions.
The successor to the Cat D5K2, the new Cat D3 dozer will make its debut. The operator cab delivers improved visibility, while enhanced controls deliver easier, intuitive finish grading. Powertrain advancements improve fuel efficiency by up to 10 per cent over previous models.
The new centre-pivot 420XE backhoe loader offers seat mounted controls for low-effort machine control to improve operator efficiency and reduce fatigue. Dual Mode operation increases machine productivity, while electronic loader controls offer true parallel lift. A new IT quick coupler delivers quick change-out of a large portfolio of Cat attachments.
150 AWD motor grader
Inside the demo arena, the new 150 AWD motor grader features all-wheel drive that assists with traction and maneuvering, which allows the machine to work in any environment.
The grader’s Eco mode delivers up to 10 per cent greater fuel efficiency without productivity loss, and owning and operating costs are reduced via new filters and longer service intervals.
As well, the new mastless 3D Cat GRADE control system gives the moldboard its full range of motion. The GNSS receivers are bolted to the machine, which increases uptime and reduces costs associated with potential receiver, mast or machine damage when using the dual 3D GNSS system. The integrated 3D Cat GRADE will initially be available on the 140, 150 and 160 joystick motor graders.
725 articulated truck
Contractors visiting Caterpillar’s ConExpo exhibit will see the new 725 articulated truck models. New cab features include assisted hoist, Automatic Retarder Control and Advanced Automatic Traction Control, which improve operator experience and reduce operator actions. Performance improvements include up to 9 per cent increased speed on grades, 8 per cent improved acceleration and a 7 per cent productivity increase.
Five new excavators from Caterpillar
Caterpillar will introduce new wheeled, small, medium and large hydraulic excavator models at ConExpo 2020.
The new Cat M318 wheeled excavator improves operator efficiency by up to 45 per cent with Cat GRADE, E-Fence and PAYLOAD options and delivers up to 10 per cent lower maintenance costs with longer service intervals.
The new 313 GC delivers low operating costs through a simple design. The new 315 boasts a 13 per cent larger cab and improved performance with up to 10 per cent more swing torque and up to 14 per cent more drawbar pull.
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Equipped with advanced engine technology and control system, the new 325 medium excavator reduces fuel consumption by up to 25 per cent, while a precise combination of lower engine speed and large hydraulic pump pressure and flow delivers more work per unit of fuel. As well, extended maintenance intervals deliver up to 20 per cent lower maintenance costs.
The new 395 excavator is built to move tons of material quickly and efficiently. With 10 per cent more swing torque and 10 per cent more stick force than the previous model, operators will experience faster cycle times with bigger buckets for greater groundbreaking power. Cat PAYLOAD also comes standard, so operators can validate production at the end of every shift.
Furthermore, the 395 excavator features two times more structural durability for longer service life, and extended service intervals lower maintenance costs by up to 20 per cent.