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Extend Oil and Filter Lifecycles

Machine owners and operators who follow the recommended oil and filter change intervals can better protect their equipment and reduce owning and operating costs.

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SITECH | Construction Technology for Contractors

Site Technology (SITECH) is the industry leading distributor of reliable construction jobsite technology. SITECH® offers a complete portfolio of technology systems including Trimble® and Cat® machine control systems designed to help you minimize rework, maximize jobsite efficiency and complete projects faster. The available technology can provide equipment managers with progress and data reports, wirelessly for a seamless communication flow to the office. 

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Three Ways to Improve Machine Productivity

Properly operating your Cat® equipment helps maximize the productivity on your jobsite. Caterpillar's Roy Brookhart offers three tips for ensuring your equipment and work tools are operating efficiently and productively in his blog, "Three Ways to Get More Machine Productivity.

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Tips to Help Prevent Equipment Theft

Equipment theft is a growing problem throughout the United States because scrap metal and commodities prices are high. Working together with local community members and your employees will help reduce the risk of equipment theft. There are a multitude of ways in which you can help secure your jobsite and equipment. Review the list of best practices below as a reference guide to help you ensure your equipment is safe from theft.

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Video | Cat Spin On Filter Maintenance

Caterpillar’s Jeff Payne discusses Cat® filter maintenance in his video, “Spin On Filters.” Cat spin on filters can be maintained easily, but not all spin on filters have the same tightening sequence. Jeff reminds viewers to review the diagram on the filter’s exterior for tightening instructions. Cat spin on filters have numbers or lines to guide you to avoid over and under tightening. 

Watch the video to learn more. Contact the Hawthorne Cat Parts and Service Team to purchase Cat filters.

Limited Time Offer | Now through July 31, 2014, Hawaii customers can save 25% on their next purchase of select Cat Filters. Learn more.

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Prevent Unscheduled Power Outages | Cat Electric Power Advisor

Plan ahead and be prepared for an unexpected power failure. Don’t wait until an emergency or natural disaster to rent emergency power.

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Tips for Developing a Loss Prevention Strategy

Having insurance is crucial when owning heavy equipment. However, being insured does not guarantee you will not have to pay out of pocket for any losses. Caterpillar’s Lee Warren offers insight on how to ensure your equipment is covered in his blog, "Tips for Building an Effective Loss Prevention Strategy.” Lee suggests machine owners and operators consider the possible scenarios to create the best loss prevention plan.

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Cat Compaction Application Guide | Download Your Copy Today!

Cat Application Guides are the ultimate resource for construction professionals, government officials, educators, and students. The Guide to Asphalt Compaction and The Guide to Soil Compaction define the types of compaction techniques and offer preparation tips for compaction applications. Download the digital guides for free on your tablet or mobile device. You can also purchase paperback versions on Amazon.

Contact a Hawthorne Cat representative for more information on Cat Application Guides.

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