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New Cat E Series Hammers for Excavators

Caterpillar announced the addition of three new models to the E Series Hammer Line. The H140Es, H160Es, and H180Es hammers can be used on medium and large excavators ranging from the 324E to the 374D L. Mounting brackets are also available for Cat quick couplers. The energy classes of the H140Es, H160Es and H18Es are 6,000 ft-lb (8,135 J), 8,500 ft-lb (11,525 J) and 12,000 ft-lb (16,270 J), respectively.

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Caterpillar Ships 500th D7E Track-Type Tractor with Electric Drive

Caterpillar has announced that they have shipped the the 500th D7E Track-Type Tractor. That's a surplus of 1.4 million gallons of diesel fuel saved for D7E owners. The D7E's electric drive system is the first of its kind. The D7E is up to 30 percent more fuel efficient than the previous D7 model and lowers overall operating costs to increase profits. View the complete list of machine specifications for the D7E Track-Type Tractor.

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Hawthorne Cat Hosts ''Get In Get Real'' Event

Last month, Hawthorne Cat  teamed up with Caterpillar to host the "Get In Get Real" national demonstration event. Attendees had the opportunity to view and test drive more than 20 Cat machines, featuring Tier 4 Interim Technology, including the D6T Track-Type Tractor, 430F Backhoe Loader, CB44B Vibratory Compactor, 320EL RR Hydraulic Excavator and a 140M2 Motor Grader. Attendees had over 5 acres of open space to dig, grade and move dirt with the Cat machine of their choice. Training coordinators were also on hand to show attendees the full capabilities and feature sets of each machine and why Cat machines are the best choice in the industry. 



View the Facebook photo gallery  and Hawthorne Cat’s YouTube Channel for complete coverage from this great event. Read more about the "Get In Get Real" event in the press release.

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Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS)

Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS) are an integral component in Caterpillar Generator Sets and are responsible for transferring power between utility and generator. Hawthorne Power Systems offers a broad range of automatic transfer switch products that are positioned to support virtually any type of emergency power application from simple, single ATS installations to highly complex, multi-ATS/generator switchgear systems. Today every standby generator set that is sold requires at least one ATS, and some cases require multiple units.

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Certified Powertrain Rebuild

A Caterpillar Certified Powertrain Rebuild by Hawthorne Cat can get your machine running like new again. A Certified Powertrain Rebuild is ideal for machines operating in harsh environments such as landfills. Recently, Hawthorne Cat completed a machine rebuild on an 836H landfill compactor that had been working daily at the Otay Landfill. The project was a success and the unit was delivered working and looking like new  - with a fresh coat of paint and a comprehensive certified 3 year, 6,000 hour warranty.

Read more about Certified Powertrain Rebuilds.

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Cat Financial is Here to Help

Cat Financial provides financing options and leasing opportunities on all Caterpillar products. Learn more about the insurance coverage and risk management options also available for you from Cat Financial.

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Generator Paralleling Switchgear

Demand for reliable power is greater than ever before. Even the slightest disturbance can threaten the integrity of entire power systems. If an outage occurs, irreplaceable data could be lost, money lost – even lives lost. Now, with Caterpillar® Generator Paralleling Switchgear, your ability to reliably provide and manage power to your facility is assured.

Hawthorne Power Systems offers switchgear suitable for applications ranging from single standby/load management to multi-unit utility paralleling installations.

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G.E.T. | Ground Engaging Tools

Ground Engaging Tools are designed and built to deliver the protection and rugged durability you need for a variety of applications.

Choosing the right G.E.T. is important to getting the highest return on your machine investment. Ground Engaging Tools protect the expensive parts of your blades, buckets and ripper shanks. And the resulting longer life reduces your maintenance costs. Ground Engaging Tools also play a big part in determining how well your machine performs in a specific application.

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