In the Know | Cat Equipment

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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Product Spotlight | Cat 335F L CR Excavator

The new fuel-efficient Cat® 335F L CR Excavator is built for heavy-duty applications. The 335F L CR Hydraulic Excavator provides you with the same Cat power you expect, while meeting the U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emissions regulations. The compact, powerful design enables you to work productively even in tight workspaces.

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Product Spotlight | Cat 311F RR Excavator

The new Cat® 311F RR Excavator is the ideal machine for any jobsite. The new Cat Excavator delivers exceptional performance and improves fuel efficiency.

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Hawthorne Cat GroundBreaker | 2014 Product Focus Edition

GroundBreaker Magazine's Annual Product Focus Edition provides readers with a comprehensive overview of the Cat® equipment available on the market. The Specifications Guide included in the 2014 Edition of Product Focus offers insight into the exceptional power, capacity and performance of Cat machines and Cat Work Tools. Download your copy of the Hawthorne Cat GroundBreaker - 2014 Product Focus Edition to learn how Cat equipment can help you grow your business efficiently. 

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Product Spotlight | Cat MH3049 Material Handler

Move more material on your jobsite with the Cat® MH3049 Material Handler. This Cat machine combines fuel efficiency with power to deliver a success job. 

Benefits of the Hydraulic System 

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