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Warriors United Car Show

Hawthorne Cat has teamed up with Ed Hanson's Muffler Service to give back this Veteran's day. Next month, Hawthorne Cat is hosting a family-oriented Car Show benefit at the main office in Rancho Bernardo. The Hawthorne team has pledged to raise $50,000 and all proceeds from the event will support San Diego's Warrior & Freedom Foundation. The event will take place on Saturday, November 9th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

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Smaller is Smarter | Compact Equipment Taking On Big Jobs

Bigger isn't always better when it comes to construction jobs. Work tool attachments have enabled compact machines to become more versatile than ever before. According to the Caterpillar blog, When Smaller is Smarter :: Compact Equipment Handling Big Jobs by Roy Brookhart "compact machines are better at construction and renovation tasks when working inside of buildings or on bridge and parking decks because they’re designed to work in confined areas and weigh less."

Smaller machines can't replace larger machines like excavators. However, some smaller machines like a skid steer loader can reach materials during a road resurfacing project that large machines can't.

Advantages of using compact equipment

  • Easier transportation
  • Easy rental
  • Ability to fit in small spaces like elevators and ships
  • Ability to work in confined spaces and move around obstructions and between structures
  • Comparable operation and application to larger machines
     

Read more about the advantages of optimizing your compact equipment. 

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Hawthorne Cat is Built For It

When you choose Cat products and services, you get what you pay for – durable and reliable equipment, and long-lasting relationships. Together, Caterpillar and Cat dealers have built a world-class brand that is recognized and valued around the world. Caterpillar is one of the "Top 100 Brands" according to Interbrand's most recent list. 

Click here to see how Hawthorne Cat and Caterpillar are "Built For It" by providing the best equipment, service, repairs and customer support to make your vision a lasting reality. Our machines are built to do it all. Our people are here to ensure you don't have to.

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Cat Marine Tips & Advice Part II

Caterpillar Marine Manager, David O. Ahrens of the Cat Marine Resource Center has answered ten common questions. In part two of Q and A series, David will provide you with preventive maintenance tips ranging from reducing white smoke at start-up to preventing galvanic and stray current corrosion.

Q: What causes pitting in cylinder liners?

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Cat Marine Tips & Advice Part I

The Cat Marine Resource Center is a great resource for helping you maintain your Cat marine equipment. Caterpillar Marine Manager, David O. Ahrens has answered ten common questions. In this two part Q and A series, David will provide you with preventive maintenance tips ranging from reducing white smoke at start-up to preventing galvanic and stray current corrosion.

Q: When should I use antifreeze?

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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. This machine is 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


Read the full article.

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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.

Read the full article.

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Caterpillar Updates GovBidSpec.com

Over the summer, Caterpillar redesigned www.GovBidSpec.com to improve navigation and the overall user experience. The additional resources provide government agencies with valuable and educational information about Cat products.

Enhanced resources include:

  • Cooperative purchasing contracts
  • Procurement tools
  • Dealer support
  • Bid specifications
     

The site will undergo additional updates later in 2013. Read the press release for more information.

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