The top 5 Caterpillar stories of 2019

Throughout the year, Caterpillar generated headlines beyond the introduction of new machines.

The manufacturer also announced new approaches to business, as well as a competition for operators to compete worldwide.

Here are the five most read stories from Caterpillar in 2019.

5Caterpillar redefines its BCP retail experience in North America

In October, Caterpillar announced its showrooms in North America are undergoing a makeover.

The construction equipment manufacturer is redesigning its dealerships in order to create a more all-encompassing retail experience for customers in the Building Construction Products (BCP) market.

Read the story here.

4Cat’s 16 new D3 Series skid steers and CTLs

This summer, Caterpillar announced the release of 16 new D3 Series skid steers and compact track loaders.

An industry first, the D3 Series models also support a line of new Smart Attachments. The advanced machine technology recognizes certain attachments and tailors the controls and operator information to match the tool and the task.

Read the story here.

3Caterpillar introduces remote Cat Connect tech

At the beginning of the year, Caterpillar introduced a new suite of Cat Connect technology that offers remote equipment diagnostics and software updates.

Cat Remote Services includes Remote Troubleshoot and Remote Flash, which leverage telematics data to allow Cat dealers to remotely keep up to date on equipment in the field.

Read the story here.

2Digging into data with Finning Cat

Finning International, the world’s largest Caterpillar dealership, recognized the opportunity to better harness technology in Canada. 

The dealership shared its findings with Equipment Journal in a guest column in March.

Read the story here.

1Global heavy equipment operators challenge

This year, Caterpillar offered operators from around the world the chance to prove they’re the best in the business.

At bauma, Caterpillar announced its first Global Operator Challenge. The multi-stage event, held globally, allowed heavy equipment operators test their skills.

Later in the year, Alberta’s Jaus Neigum won the Western North America leg of the competition. He now moves onto the final round at Con-Expo in Las Vegas.

Read more about the challenge here.