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Video | Cat Spin On Filter Maintenance

Caterpillar’s Jeff Payne discusses Cat® spin on 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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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 Application Guide - Compaction | Download Your Copy Today!

The Cat Application Guide is 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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Hawthorne Cat GroundBreaker | 2014 Product Focus Edition

GroundBreaker Magazine's Annual Product Focus Edition provides readers with a comprehensive overview of the Cat® equipment available on the market. The Specifications Guide included in the 2014 Edition of Product Focus offers insight into the exceptional power, capacity and performance of Cat machines and Cat Work Tools. Download your copy of the Hawthorne Cat GroundBreaker - 2014 Product Focus Edition to learn how Cat equipment can help you grow your business efficiently. 

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Reduce Start Time for Your Emergency Power Supply

A quick start-up of your emergency power supply is crucial during a power failure. The National Fire Protection Agency requires your backup power supply to start up in 10 seconds or less for life-safety systems. Managers should conduct a regular system-level start time analysis to reduce start-up time.

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Tips for Increasing Undercarriage Lifecycles

Cat undercarriage components on Cat Track Type Tractors are durable and designed to wear evenly. Properly maintaining your Cat equipment can minimize unexpected downtime and reduce costly repairs.

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Video | Jump-Start Your Cat Machine

An unexpected battery failure is bound to happen on your equipment period. A jump-start is the best quick fix. It is important to connect your jumper cables properly to ensure a safe and successful jump-start. Jeff Payne, Caterpillar Preventative Maintenance Instructor, provides step-by-step instructions to property jump-start your Cat machine in his video

How to Jump-Start your Cat Machine

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Tips to Improve Jobsite Productivity

Operating a business successfully can be achieved by overcoming challenges, adding new business, hiring an effective team, and having the right equipment. Jobsite productivity is a common challenge that many businesses encounter. The Caterpillar article, "10 Tips to Increase Productivity" provides tips for increasing your jobsite productivity.

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