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Rethink the Tank | How Idle Time Racks Up Costs

Idle time can add up to as much as 50% of total running time, according to industry experts. The impact of idling just 30% of the time can produce a five-year cumulative cost of $9,750! Another way to look at it: nonproductive hours of idle time can translate into one or more gallons of wasted fuel, every hour. In addition to driving up fuel costs, nonproductive machine time creates more emissions and threatens component life. Idling can also cause unnecessary fluid and filter changes and lower the resale value of your Cat equipment.

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Apollo Pavers | Hawthorne Cat Customer Spotlight

San Diego-based Apollo Pavers has completed thousands of projects throughout Southern California, from major commercial projects for general construction contractors to residential walkways. Brian Hoover, Editor of CalContractor Magazine, profiles Apollo Pavers Owner Jose Cuellar in the 2014 Specialty Contractor issue.

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New Multi Terrain Loaders Optimize Performance, Control & Convenience

The new Cat® 297D and 297D XHP Multi Terrain Loaders are designed with features that enhance operator efficiency and control, lower operating costs, improve safety and increase performance. Highlights of these new loaders include: 

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K-Series Refinements Improve Operator Control and Work Efficiency

The Small Wheel Loaders of the Cat® K Series departed from the H Series preceding them with fundamental design changes. The Cat K Series 924K, 930K and 938K Wheel Loaders incorporate the fuel-efficient Cat C6.6 engine, a hydrostatic drive system with electronic controls, and a redesigned operator station. The Z-bar loader linkage has been optimized to pair aggressive digging power with parallel lift.

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New Cat C-Series Brooms Enhance Serviceability and Performance

Three newly designed Cat® C-Series brooms now include features that greatly improve productivity and simplify maintenance. The BP115C and BP118C pickup models, and the BA118C angle model are built for use with Cat Skid Steer Loaders, Multi-Terrain Loaders, Compact Track Loaders and Compactheel Loaders.

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New Cat 824K Wheel Dozer Improves Productivity and Safety

Engineering refinements in the new Cat® 824K Wheel Dozer's power train and operator station, and structures, combine with enhancements in safety, service and management features to optimize the machine's value and long-run durability. The Cat 824K Wheel Dozer can be customized with six available blade configurations for stockpile or production dozing or cleanup jobs.

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Cat 903C Offers Versatility, Easy Operation and Premium Features

Optimize operator safety and comfort and get outstanding versatility from the new Cat® 903C Compact Wheel Loader. Designed to work productively in construction, agricultural, industrial, and other applications, the 903C features a universal-type coupler and auxiliary hydraulics. It's also easy to operate and is built to ensure that safe routine maintenance is quick and simple.

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Hawthorne Cat Dealer Technician, Gene Mendes, on Working in Hawaii

Think you might like the daily challenges of being a Hawthorne Cat technician? There's a great thing about Hawthorne Cat jobs – you feel like you're working for something bigger, and earning good pay and benefits while living any place in the world…like paradise.

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