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TAD Excavation | Hawthorne Cat Customer Spotlight

TAD Excavation, Inc. was founded in 2003, and has been a loyal customer of Hawthorne Rentals for almost 10 years. TAD Excavation, Inc. is currently working on a variety of demolition and grading projects throughout San Diego County.

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A Remote Cooling System Gives Your Genset the Airflow it Needs

Cat® gas and diesel generator sets require proper ventilation to maintain the optimum temperature needed to operate efficiently. Caterpillar's Paul Pawelski explains the importance of having proper airflow for your standby power in his blog, "Let Your Generator Set Breathe with a Remote Cooling System."  Standby generator sets must have constant airflow to prevent overheating.

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Product Spotlight | Cat MH3037 Wheeled Material Handler

Cat® Material Handlers are built to work in tough applications. Caterpillar® recently announced the expansion of their extensive Material Handler product line to include the new greater-than-25-ton class. The third and most recent model to be introduced is the new Cat MH3037. The MH3037 Wheeled Material Handler is equipped with several new features designed to improve jobsite efficiency, enhance operator safety and simplify maintenance.

MH3037 New Features

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Product Spotlight | Cat 990K Wheel Loader

The new, powerful Cat® 990 Wheel Loader features an increased payload designed to make you more productive on your jobsite. Additional new features such as design enhancements, fuel efficiency and an upgraded operator cab make this Cat machine ideal for any jobsite. 

Cat 990K Wheel Loader Features

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Pacific Grading & Erosion Control | Hawthorne Cat Customer Spotlight

Santee based, Pacific Grading & Erosion Control was founded in 1998 by Eric Province. Pacific Grading & Erosion Control performs Best Management Practices (BMP), a form of environmental engineering designed to manage storm water and treat polluted water systems. Additionally, Pacific Grading & Erosion Control offers a range of grading and erosion control services. 

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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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Routine Electrical Maintenance Can Help Avoid Hazards

Electrical systems can be extremely dangerous if they are not properly maintained and regularly checked. Components such as automatic transfer switches, circuit breakers, switchgear and UPS batteries are often overlooked during routine maintenance checks and can cause power failure and injury. 

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