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Factory-Integrated Grade Control Technology Announced

A Cat® Connect Grade Control Technology known as Cat Grade Control Depth and Slope now comes as standard equipment on Cat 323F Hydraulic Excavators that are sold in North America and have the 9.5-foot stick and standard boom reach. This factory-installed improvement helps operators:

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Hawthorne Cat To Host Career Fair and Open House at San Diego Headquarters

Looking for Service Professionals and Experienced Management to Join Our Team

San Diego, CA – – Hawthorne Cat is expanding operations. Hawthorne Cat is seeking qualified applicants to fill a variety of positions from Service Technicians to Management. Qualified candidates have the opportunity to work with Caterpillar® - the world-renowned manufacturer of industry leading construction equipment, power generation and marine propulsion engines for nearly 100 years.

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Improve Productivity | 3 Ways to Get More From Your Equipment

Operators and owners who are seeking tips for higher productivity will find several valuable ideas in an article by Product and Application Specialist Roy Brookhart. He recommends evaluating application practices in three areas in order to increase efficiency, sharpen jobsite strategy, and extend equipment lifecycles. 

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5 Tips to Keep Your Equipment Safe

What can you do to prevent equipment theft and recover stolen equipment more quickly? Take these 5 steps to help keep equipment safe and retrieve it sooner in case of theft.

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Idle Time Costs Add Up Fast

Do you know what percentage of time your team is doing productive work and how much idle time costs? Industry experts have said that idle time can represent up to 50% of total running time. And the unproductive hours for a machine that operates 2,000 hours a year can translate into one gallon or more of wasted fuel every hour!

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Hawthorne Cat Introduces Cat EM Services

Control Costs, Improve Operations, Manage People and Reduce Risk

San Diego, CA – – Hawthorne Cat, the exclusive Cat® equipment dealer in San Diego, Hawaii, Guam and the Pacific Region, introduces Equipment Management (EM) Services. EM Services provides customers with remote equipment monitoring, performance reporting, maintenance scheduling, and proactive fleet management capabilities. EM Services was developed to help customers reduce risk, control costs and improve operations.

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How to Manage Your Operators Using Machine Data

Machine data is a great tool for monitoring your operators' skill and efficiency. The information generated by your machines can be used to help improve operator performance and keep your valuable equipment in good shape. Here are 4 ways equipment data can help improve operator efficiency:

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How Site Conditions Influence Component Life

Taking site conditions into account is an important part of a good conditioning monitoring program. For example, site conditions – soil, grades, operating techniques and weather – are among the factors that help you determine the right time to rebuild the transmission, undercarriage or engine in a major component. Rebuild too soon, and there could be unused value in your existing components. Wait too long and the risks include major machine failure, missed schedules, production downtime and increased repair costs.

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