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Video | Why You Should Avoid Fluid Contamination

In his latest video, Jeff Payne, Caterpillar Preventative Maintenance Instructor, discusses the importance of avoiding fluid contamination. Proper storage of oil and other fluids is as important as performing preventative maintenance on your equipment. Jeff suggests trying to avoid allowing dust to collect on your containers. The dust can potentially contaminate the contents inside. Putting contaminated fluids into your equipment can drastically reduce the lifecycle of your machine and decrease productivity. 

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Video | UCSD Jacobs Medical Center Installs 4 Cat Gen Sets

The Jacobs Medical Center recently installed four Caterpillar 3516 CHD standby generator sets. The generators had to be installed before construction could begin on the structure around them. The four generators were installed in just under an hour. The diesel fire generators will provide emergency power for the hospital in the event of a power loss.

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Is Your Generator Set Sized Accurately?

Generator sets need to be accurately sized for their intended jobs. Improperly sizing your generator set can be harmful to the engine. A generator set that is too small for the task can result in power failure. Purchasing more storage and additional generator sets can be expensive. A generator set that is is too large or lightly loaded can lead to wet stacking which causes the excess fuel to pass through the engine's exhaust system. Using accurate generator set sizing software can ensure your genset can handle the task.

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Cat D Series Compact Track Loaders and Multi Terrain Loaders

Caterpillar recently introduced three new Cat® D Series Compact Track Loaders, three new Cat D Series Multi Terrain Loaders, and two upgraded D Series Compact Track Loaders

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Cat 336E H Hybrid Excavator Receives Top 50 New Products Award

The Cat 336E H Hybrid Excavator was recently awarded 'Contractor's Top 50 New Products' in the Earthmoving category by Equipment Today magazine and ForContstructionPros.com.

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Video | The Importance of a Daily Walkaround

In his latest video,  Jeff Payne, Preventative Maintenance Instructor for Caterpillar, explains the importance of performing a daily machine walkaround. 

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Hawthorne Cat | Scoring Food for San Diego

Hawthorne Cat has teamed up with the San Diego State Aztecs and Mission Valley YMCA to collect food for the San Diego Food Bank. Donations will be accepted Friday, November 8th through Friday, November 22nd. 

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When a Switchgear Retrofit Makes Sense

A switchgear retrofit can help improve your facility's performance and power system. Electrical systems can quickly become outdated and obsolete over time. A switchgear retrofit can include a software update, hardware retrofit, or a complete overhaul of your electrical power system. Hawthorne Cat technicians can retrofit Cat and non-Cat branded paralleling switchgear to improve overall performance.

Unsure if you are in the market for a switchgear retrofit? It's time for a retrofit if you meet any of these requirements:

• Outdated switchgear
• Decreased system performance
• Sequence of operations not working as designed
• Changes to site configurations

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