In the Know | Cat Equipment

Rethink the Tank | How Idle Time Racks Up Costs

Idle time can add up to as much as 50% of total running time, according to industry experts. The impact of idling just 30% of the time can produce a five-year cumulative cost of $9,750! Another way to look at it: nonproductive hours of idle time can translate into one or more gallons of wasted fuel, every hour. In addition to driving up fuel costs, nonproductive machine time creates more emissions and threatens component life. Idling can also cause unnecessary fluid and filter changes and lower the resale value of your Cat equipment.

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New Cat 824K Wheel Dozer Improves Productivity and Safety

Engineering refinements in the new Cat® 824K Wheel Dozer's power train and operator station, and structures, combine with enhancements in safety, service and management features to optimize the machine's value and long-run durability. The Cat 824K Wheel Dozer can be customized with six available blade configurations for stockpile or production dozing or cleanup jobs.

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Cat 903C Offers Versatility, Easy Operation and Premium Features

Optimize operator safety and comfort and get outstanding versatility from the new Cat® 903C Compact Wheel Loader. Designed to work productively in construction, agricultural, industrial, and other applications, the 903C features a universal-type coupler and auxiliary hydraulics. It's also easy to operate and is built to ensure that safe routine maintenance is quick and simple.

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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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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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L.H. Woods & Sons | Hawthorne Cat Customer Spotlight

L.H. Woods & Sons, Inc. (LHWS) was founded in 1958 by Lee H. Woods and his son, James D. Woods, Sr. According to an article in the Compact Equipment Issue of CalContractor, LWHS was started specifically to bid on the construction of a section of the San Diego Aqueduct. Today LHWS is a highly respected contractor that has built numerous piplines and aqueduct systems in Southern California – systems that are critical to providing a reliable water supply for the drought-stricken state.

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6 Ways You Can Use Equipment Data to Cut Costs

Data generated by your Cat® equipment can help you keep your equipment running smoothly and prevent avoidable downtime. Here are six ways to save money using data to better manage your equipment and lower operating costs.

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