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Factory-Integrated Grade Control Technology Announced

A Cat® Connect Grade Technology known as Cat Grade Control Depth and Slope now comes as standard equipment on Cat 323F Hydraulic Excavators that are sold in North America and have the 9.5-foot stick and standard boom reach. This factory-installed improvement helps operators:

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Improve Productivity | 3 Ways to Get More From Your Equipment

Operators and owners who are seeking tips for higher productivity will find several valuable ideas in an article by Product and Application Specialist Roy Brookhart. He recommends evaluating application practices in three areas in order to increase efficiency, sharpen jobsite strategy, and extend equipment lifecycles. 

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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? 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!

Excessive idling drives up fuel costs over time, and it doesn't end with fuel costs. Nonproductive time can threaten component life, speed up wear on Tier 4 technologies, cause unneeded fluid/filter changes, eat up warranty hours and diminish the resale value of your equipment.*

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How to Manage Your Operators Using Machine Data

Equipment 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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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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