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Republic Services | Hawthorne Cat Customer Spotlight

The Cat D7E Track-Type Tractor features a first-of-its-kind electric drive system. The electric drive system improves productivity and efficiency while lowering operating costs and dramitically reducing fuel consumption. Republic Services found this machine ideal for operating in a landfill.

According to the latest issue of Infrastructure Magazine, Republic Services found that the D7E's diesel electric powertrain proved to be the most efficient way to process 3,200 tons of waste. Electric features like the power module, propulsion module, and electric generator keep power flowing and the machine running longer. The D7E meets Tier 4 Interim Emission Standards and burns half the fuel as previous models of large track-type tractors. Machine operators prefer the D7E over other track-type tractors. The cab is more comfortable, it operates quietly, and you can set the hydraulic feed to their desired specifications.

Advantages of owning a Cat D7E Track-Type Tractor:

  • Fuel efficiency
  • Reduced owning and operating costs
  • Resourceful
  • Increased overall efficiency
  • Versatility
  • Meets Tier 4 Interim Emission Standards


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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As a result of the power outage, Kyocera replaced their outdated gas generators with a new cogeneration plant.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.

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