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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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Cat Grade Control System Now a Standard Feature on 323 Excavators

Caterpillar announced at ConExpo - Con/Agg 2014 that Cat Grade Control System will soon be a standard feature on Cat 323 Excavators as a result of high demand. The user-friendly technology improves job site productivity and reduces overall fuel consumption by nearly six percent. Operators can leverage the real-time positioning and cut-and-fill data displayed on the standard cab monitor to maximize efficiency and reduce overall operating costs.

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Product Spotlight | Cat 910K and 914K Compact Wheel Loaders

Caterpillar has expanded its Compact Wheel Loaders product line to include the 914K and the new 910K. The new compact wheel loaders replace the Cat 914G2 and IT14G2 models. The loaders feature a redesigned cab, Cat Hystat hydrostatus drive system, and a 92-net horsepower, EPA Tier 4-Interim / EU Stage IIIB engine. These powerful compact wheel loaders are equipped with the same digging power as conventional Z-bar machines, but incorporate functions of integrated tool carriers.

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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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West Coast Tomato Growers | Hawthorne Cat Customer Spotlight

West Coast Tomato Growers (WCTG) relies on Hawthorne Rentals to provide three Cat generator sets during tomato season. According to the RunReady Magazine article, Vine Ripe, the rental generators ensure WCTG has enough backup power to run a smooth operation for packing and refrigerating 50 truckloads of tomatoes daily. 

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Video | MTL and CTL Undercarriage and Maintenance

Caterpillar's Jeff Payne explains the importance of performing routine maintenance on the undercarriage of your Cat Multi Terrain Loader and Compact Track Loader in his video, "MTL & CTL Undercarriage and Maintenance." Although the multi terrain loader and compact track loaded are suited for a variety of terrains, it is important to match the right piece equipment with the appropriate type of terrain.

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