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5 Tips to Keep Your Equipment Safe

What can you do to prevent equipment theft and recover stolen equipment more quickly? Take these 5 steps to help keep equipment safe and retrieve it sooner in case of theft.

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Idle Time Costs Add Up Fast

Do you know what percentage of time your team is doing productive work and how much idle time costs? Industry experts have said that idle time can represent up to 50% of total running time. And the unproductive hours for a machine that operates 2,000 hours a year can translate into one gallon or more of wasted fuel every hour!

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Hawthorne Cat Introduces Cat EM Services

Control Costs, Improve Operations, Manage People and Reduce Risk

San Diego, CA – – Hawthorne Cat, the exclusive Cat® equipment dealer in San Diego, Hawaii, Guam and the Pacific Region, introduces Equipment Management (EM) Services. EM Services provides customers with remote equipment monitoring, performance reporting, maintenance scheduling, and proactive fleet management capabilities. EM Services was developed to help customers reduce risk, control costs and improve operations.

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How to Manage Your Operators Using Machine Data

Machine data is a great tool for monitoring your operators' skill and efficiency. The information generated by your machines can be used to help improve operator performance and keep your valuable equipment in good shape. Here are 4 ways equipment data can help improve operator efficiency:

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How Site Conditions Influence Component Life

Taking site conditions into account is an important part of a good conditioning monitoring program. For example, site conditions – soil, grades, operating techniques and weather – are among the factors that help you determine the right time to rebuild the transmission, undercarriage or engine in a major component. Rebuild too soon, and there could be unused value in your existing components. Wait too long and the risks include major machine failure, missed schedules, production downtime and increased repair costs.

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Reduce 4 Risks with Good Equipment Management

Day-to-day risk comes with the construction business. Here are four ways good equipment management can help reduce the effects of some the risks.

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Hawthorne Cat Announces Level 1 Operator Training

Classroom and Stick-Time Training for Entry-Level Equipment Operators

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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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