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Kyocera | Hawthorne Cat Customer Spotlight

In September 2011, San Diego was hit by a widespread blackout that left most of Southern California without power for hours. Kyocera America, Inc. a mobile device electronics company, experienced first-hand how a massive power outage can affect a mission critical business. According to the article, "Black Start" in RunReady Magazine, a power failure can be extremely detrimental if the furnaces lose power, forcing them to cool off and shut down.

Throughout the power outage, Hawthorne Power Systems was on call and ready to help Kyocera. Hawthorne quickly provided them with a rental generator to keep power flowing and saved Kyocera from what could have been a costly disaster.

As a result of the power outage, Kyocera replaced their outdated gas generators with a new cogeneration plant. They installed two new Cat gas generators as well as a Cat 3512B diesel generator to ensure long-term standby power and improve overall operating efficiency.

Read the full article.

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Caterpillar Updates

Over the summer, Caterpillar redesigned to improve navigation and the overall user experience. The additional resources provide government agencies with valuable and educational information about Cat products.

Enhanced resources include:

  • Cooperative purchasing contracts
  • Procurement tools
  • Dealer support
  • Bid specifications

The site will undergo additional updates later in 2013. Read the press release for more information.

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Customer Support Agreements Can Reduce Costs

By partnering with Hawthorne Cat, we can help you improve the productivity and efficiencies of your Cat and Allied Brand equipment. Our Customer Support Agreements (CSA) are specifically designed to help you lower your cost per unit of production. We can customize your service agreement to fit your specific machine and application needs. CSAs are flexible and don't require you to purchase services you don't need. No matter the quantity, brand, size or age of your machines, you create the right maintenance plan for your business. Best of all, our certified dealer technicians will keep your equipment running like new. 

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Cat 450F Backhoe Loader Design Enhancements

Experience the difference of a new Cat® 450F Backhoe Loader. The redesigned backhoe loader is now powerful, more comfortable and comes with a bucket load of new features. In Kevin Hershberger's walkaround video, he highlights the benefits and features of the Cat 450F Backhoe Loader. Kevin also compares the capabilities of the Cat 450F to competitive models.

New features of the Cat 450F Backhoe Loader

  • Four Wheel Drive
  • Closed-center, load-sensing hydraulic system
  • Replacable-catridge hydraulic filter
  • Self leveling
  • Automatic engine speed control
  • Air suspension operator seat 
  • Redesigned joystick
  • Tier 4 emissions
  • C4.4 engine
  • 127 horespower
  • Lower exhaust temperatures

View full product specifications and compare the Cat 450F with other competitive models. 

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New Cat E Series Hammers for Excavators

Caterpillar announced the addition of three new models to the E Series Hammer Line. The H140Es, H160Es, and H180Es hammers can be used on medium and large excavators ranging from the 324E to the 374D L. Mounting brackets are also available for Cat quick couplers. The energy classes of the H140Es, H160Es and H18Es are 6,000 ft-lb (8,135 J), 8,500 ft-lb (11,525 J) and 12,000 ft-lb (16,270 J), respectively.

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Caterpillar Ships 500th D7E Track-Type Tractor with Electric Drive

Caterpillar has announced that they have shipped the the 500th D7E Track-Type Tractor. That's a surplus of 1.4 million gallons of diesel fuel saved for D7E owners. The D7E's electric drive system is the first of its kind. The D7E is up to 30 percent more fuel efficient than the previous D7 model and lowers overall operating costs to increase profits. View the complete list of machine specifications for the D7E Track-Type Tractor.

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Cat Electric Power Advisor

The Cat Electric Power Advisor website provides all the resources you need for maintaining your Cat power generation products. Learn about the quality difference that Caterpillar prides itself on with customer testimonials. Have questions? The online community offers answers to questions you may have about services available, parts, maintenance, as well as up to date safety information. 

Need your Cat generator set serviced? Visit the website to find all the necessary reference materials and learn more about the service options available.

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Hawthorne Cat Hosts ''Get In Get Real'' Event

Last month, Hawthorne Cat  teamed up with Caterpillar to host the "Get In Get Real" national demonstration event. Attendees had the opportunity to view and test drive more than 20 Cat machines, featuring Tier 4 Interim Technology, including the D6T Track-Type Tractor, 430F Backhoe Loader, CB44B Vibratory Compactor, 320EL RR Hydraulic Excavator and a 140M2 Motor Grader. Attendees had over 5 acres of open space to dig, grade and move dirt with the Cat machine of their choice. Training coordinators were also on hand to show attendees the full capabilities and feature sets of each machine and why Cat machines are the best choice in the industry. 

View the Facebook photo gallery  and Hawthorne Cat’s YouTube Channel for complete coverage from this great event. Read more about the "Get In Get Real" event in the press release.

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