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Video | Ask the Operator - K Series Wheel Loaders

Cat K Series Wheel Loaders improve fuel efficiency and decrease loading time. The K Series Wheel Loaders handle more material, more efficiently on the jobsite than ever before. Watch the video to learn more about what operators are saying about the Cat K Series Wheel Loader. 

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New Features to Cat K Series Small Wheel Loaders

The new Cat® K Series Small Wheel Loaders -924K, 930K and 938K - have been completely redesigned to increase jobsite productivity. The powerful new engine has been upgraded to meet EU Stage IIIA and U.S. EPA Tier 3 emissions standards.

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Sneak Peek at the New Tier 4 Cat Articulated Trucks

Caterpillar recently redesigned its articulated trucks to meet Tier 4 emissions requirements. The new more powerful and fuel efficient trucks will be introduced beginning in January 2014.

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Caterpillar Introduces New E-Series Hammers

Caterpillar introduces 10 new Cat E-Series Hammers for mini excavators, skid-steer loaders and backhoe loaders. The hammers are now available in silenced and side-plate versions and come in four sizes - H35, H45, H55 and H65. The two mounting configurations allow the hammers to be used on Cat equipment and other brands. The E-Series hammers contain 47 percent less parts than the previous series.

Premium features of the new Cat E-Series Hammers

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Cat D Series Compact Track Loaders and Multi Terrain Loaders

Caterpillar recently introduced three new Cat® D Series Compact Track Loaders, three new Cat D Series Multi Terrain Loaders, and two upgraded D Series Compact Track Loaders

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Cat 336E H Hybrid Excavator Receives Top 50 New Products Award

The Cat 336E H Hybrid Excavator was recently awarded 'Contractor's Top 50 New Products' in the Earthmoving category by Equipment Today magazine and ForContstructionPros.com.

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When a Switchgear Retrofit Makes Sense

A switchgear retrofit can help improve your facility's performance and power system. Electrical systems can quickly become outdated and obsolete over time. A switchgear retrofit can include a software update, hardware retrofit, or a complete overhaul of your electrical power system. Hawthorne Cat technicians can retrofit Cat and non-Cat branded paralleling switchgear to improve overall performance.

Unsure if you are in the market for a switchgear retrofit? It's time for a retrofit if you meet any of these requirements:

• Outdated switchgear
• Decreased system performance
• Sequence of operations not working as designed
• Changes to site configurations

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S&B Engineering | Hawthorne Cat Customer Spotlight

S&B Engineering is a loyal Hawthorne Cat customer. The company may only be a few years old, but Co-Founders George Spirz and Josh Bridwell have decades of experience. Their combined experience has enabled the duo to gain valuable insight on how to efficiently run their earthmoving contracting business.

In the latest edition of On the Job magazine, Spirz explains how S&B's team is limited to just 10 employees. Together, they only work on small jobs within a 100-mile radius of San Diego County. Adopting the micro approach has enabled S&B to maintain control while maximizing their profits. Last year, S&B surpassed their projected profit by 20 percent and are expected to double revenue this year. Spirz and Bridwell maintain control by taking on a variety of administrative office tasks such as accounting and payroll. Their experience and extensive skill set have also enabled S&B to keep projects in-house instead of depending on subcontractors. Their fleet of Cat equipment keeps them on the job longer and able to complete projects in expected time.

Read more about S&B Engineering in the full article.

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