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Factory-Integrated Grade Control Technology Announced

A Cat® Connect Grade 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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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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Hawthorne Cat is Built For It

When you choose Cat products and services, you get what you pay for – durable and reliable equipment, and long-lasting relationships. Together, Caterpillar and Cat dealers have built a world-class brand that is recognized and valued around the world. Caterpillar is one of the "Top 100 Brands" according to Interbrand's most recent list. 

Click here to see how Hawthorne Cat and Caterpillar are "Built For It" by providing the best equipment, service, repairs and customer support to make your vision a lasting reality. Our machines are built to do it all. Our people are here to ensure you don't have to.

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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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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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Hawthorne Lends Expertise at the 6th Annual MAGIC Camp

Hawthorne Cat recently shared their expertise and machines at MAGIC Camp. For those unfamiliar with the program, MAGIC stands for “Mentoring a Girl in Construction.” This unique summer training camp offers hands-on workshops for female high school students interested in non-traditional construction careers. Students have the opportunity to learn the basic skills needed to enter a trade such as carpentry, electrical, plumbing, sheet metal, tile work, masonry and landscaping. This year, The National Association of Women in Construction’s San Diego Chapter 21 partnered with the Stanley E. Foster’s Construction Tech Academy (CTA) to host MAGIC Camp during the week of June 17-21 at Kearny Mesa High School.

View the Facebook photo gallery and YouTube event videos.

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