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Discover the Power of VisionLink Technology

VisionLink technology utilizes cellular and satellite radios to accurately monitor your construction equipment, helping you optimize efficiency and performance. It includes customizable dashboards and alerts that simplify fleet management. The system provides a collective view of machine data, tracks the location of your equipment, and even schedules maintenance inspections.

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Cat M-Series Medium Wheel Loaders | New Technology & Safety Features

The 2016 update to the Cat M-Series Medium Wheel Loaders improves the powerful product line with new Cat Connect Technologies, added safety features, and lower operating costs. The new Product Link Elite system comes standard on all new models, enabling faster cellular and satellite connection capabilities. Safety enhancements include a newly designed right-hand window that allows for easy emergency exit from the vehicle, as well as repositioned grab rails for easy entrance to the cab.

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How Cat Innovation Improves Fuel Efficiency

The Caterpillar team is always at work, constantly looking for ways to make our products more powerful, durable, and fuel-efficient. Here are a few fuel-saving innovations we’re integrating across our product line.

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New Cat Inspect Mobile App

Cat Inspect, Caterpillar’s new mobile application, takes the paper out of the machine inspection process. The easy-to-use app enables you to store information and download inspection forms from the palm of your hand. The software provides numerous inspection types, including Preventative Maintenance checklists and Technical Analysis inspection forms, individually labeled with unit serial numbers to ensure the right guidance for your machine.

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5 Tips to Keep Your Equipment Safe

What can you do to prevent equipment theft and recover stolen equipment more quickly? Take these 5 steps to help keep equipment safe and retrieve it sooner in case of theft.

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Idle Time Costs Add Up Fast

Do you know what percentage of time your team is doing productive work? Industry experts have said that idle time can represent up to 50% of total running time. And the unproductive hours for a machine that operates 2,000 hours a year can translate into one gallon or more of wasted fuel every hour!

Excessive idling drives up fuel costs over time, and it doesn't end with fuel costs. Nonproductive time can threaten component life, speed up wear on Tier 4 technologies, cause unneeded fluid/filter changes, eat up warranty hours and diminish the resale value of your equipment.*

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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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