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Cat Telehandlers Are Versatile and Can Boost Jobsite Productivity

With an increased demand for efficient jobsites, fleet owners are turning to multipurpose machines that can easily adapt to various applications. Cat Telescope Handlers, otherwise known as Telehandlers, are the ideal piece of equipment for a multitude of applications. Cat Telehandlers are flexible, powerful and can handle heavy bucket loads, have high reach heights, and can easily maneuver around tight workspaces.

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Hawthorne Cat GroundBreaker | 2015 Product Focus

The recently released 2015 Product Focus edition of GroundBreaker Magazine is now available to download. The annual reference guide offers a comprehensive overview of the Cat® equipment currently available on the market.

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Caterpillar Expands Paving Equipment Machine Family

Caterpillar recently announced the expansion of the Paving equipment product line to include the new AP1000F and AP1055F Asphalt Pavers. The new Cat Asphalt Pavers are powerful, extremely fuel-efficient and meet Tier 4 emissions regulations.

New features of the Cat AP1000F and AP1055F Pavers

Fuel Efficiency

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Hydraulic Diagnostics Can Help You Keep Your Competitive Advantage

Businesses can maintain their competitive advantage by proactively maintaining their equipment and hydraulic diagnostics. Having equipment that is in good health can help you boost your productivity and complete more jobs in the future. Caterpillar’s Estela Estrada discusses the importance of checking your machine’s hydraulic system diagnostics in her blog, “Maintain Competitive Edge with Hydraulic System Diagnostics.”

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Calculating the Total Cost of Machine Ownership

In an informative article, Scott Sterton, Senior Regional Insurance Marketing Manager for Caterpillar Financial, explains why it's important to apply the total cost of machine ownership to business strategy. By detailing all the costs tied to the equipment, machine owners can focus on where their strategy can be modified to get more out of their machines, improve efficiency and reduce costs.

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Caterpillar Unveils Simple Yet Rugged 903C Compact Wheel Loader

Unlike most new machines from Caterpillar, the 903C Compact Wheel Loader is designed to be atypically low-spec. Jeff Brown, Senior Project Engineer, says the Cat 903C Wheel Loader was designed to operate in corrosive environments, minus the onboard electronics that can create issues in the field.

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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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