Caterpillar has added two new UTV models to its relatively new product lineup.
Last year, Caterpillar announced the introduction of its first-ever utility vehicles – the gasoline-powered Cat CUV82 and diesel-powered CUV102 D.
Now, the product line includes the gasoline-powered Cat CUV85 and diesel-powered CUV105 D. The CUV85 and CUV105 D both feature a spacious second row to accommodate five people.
Caterpillar gathered extensive customer and dealer input to build a UTV that delivers a combination of durability, comfort and maintenance simplicity.
The CUV85 and CUV105 D feature a steel cargo bed and offer 454 kg total rear cargo capacity and 907 kg towing capacity.
Both new utility vehicles boast a four-wheel independent suspension system with a front sway bar to provide stability at full load. A long swing-arm suspension, custom-tuned springs and shocks deliver a balance between a smooth ride and hauling loads. As well, ample ground clearance ensures these vehicles are able to easily navigate rough terrain.
The Cat UTV models efficiently complete hauling tasks, quickly maneuvering over rugged terrain at the worksite at speeds reaching 72 km/h depending on model. The CUV85 is powered by a 0.8 litre three-cylinder gasoline engine delivering 50 hp, while a 1.0 litre three-cylinder diesel engine delivers 25 hp power to the CUV105 D.
Features such as smooth acceleration, clear sightlines and engine braking capability make the Cat UTV suitable for hauling and towing. The intuitive column shifter allows the driver to easily maneuver through all the gears. Both models feature a continuously variable transmission, tuned specifically for work applications, offering smooth transitions and the ability to handle loads. The choice of two-wheel drive, four-wheel drive or four-wheel drive/lock modes permits the driver to match vehicle drive to ground conditions.
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The UTV design minimizes noise and vibration during operation for a quieter ride. Furthermore, a spacious cab was an important variable when designing the UTVs. The CUV85 and CUV105 D comfortably seat five riders with ample leg, elbow and headroom for tall riders.
Electric power steering provides superior handling and tight turning capabilities. The instrument panel offers easy viewing of operating information, such as ground speed, engine speed, operating hours, odometer, battery voltage and engine temperature and fuel level.
Customers can customize their Cat UTVs to meet specific work needs through more than 50 accessory options. Multiple cab options with sealed surfaces on the ROPS structure provide a weather tight enclosure, while other offerings custom features include backup alarms, heater, front winch and work lights. As well, Cat UTV models are prewired for quick do-it-yourself installation of all options.
These UTV models will be available throughout the United States and Canada, with the exception of California and Quebec.