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Choosing the Right Tires for your Cat Machine

Tires are essential for traversing across any jobsite, but not all tires are ideally suited for every application. Analyzing how and where your equipment will be working can help you select the right type of tires for the job. In the article, “Tire Selection Strategy for Compact Machine Owners,” Caterpillar’s Kevin Sheehan, has compiled a helpful reference guide to ensure you have the right tires for you upcoming project

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Compact Machines | Safety Evaluation

Although construction projects are typically on a very tight working schedule, equipment owners and operators should make safety a priority. Help prevent accidents, increase revenue and maximize uptime by following equipment safety guidelines. Caterpillar and Hawthorne Cat educate customers about proper safety techniques for operating equipment. Each category of equipment requires specific safety precautions.

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Cat 303E CR Mini Hydraulic Excavator Designed for Performance & Comfort

The all-new Cat® 303E CR Mini Hydraulic Excavator has been redesigned to maximize performance and enhance operator comfort and safety. The compact design of the 303E CR Mini Excavator makes this the ideal piece of equipment for working efficiently in tight spaces. This Cat Mini Excavator measures only 61 inches wide across the blade and has a maximum operating weight of 7,782, which makes transportation a breeze.

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Hawthorne Raises $10,000 for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego

Earlier this month, a team of 12 Hawthorne Cat employees participated in the SoCal Ragnar Relay Race. Together, Team Dozer, completed the 182.4-mile race from Huntington Beach to San Diego, CA. The team raised $6,200 in donations for their efforts and Hawthorne Cat contributed an additional $3,800 to reach their overall fundraising goal of $10,000. The donations will help provide scholarships and opportunities to participate in programs offered at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego.

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Caterpillar Introduces their First Tier 4 Final Diesel Generator Set

Recently, Caterpillar introduced the Cat XQ375, the first Tier 4 Final mobile diesel generator set. Ideal for mid-sized power need, the XQ375 rental generator is powered by the fuel-efficient Cat C13 ACERT engine. Rated for standby operation at 375 ekW, the new XQ375 features greater power output than previous generator sets in this product category. Additionally, the XQ375 has enhanced sound attenuation and can change voltage faster. Caterpillar will introduce a full line of Tier 4 Final mobile diesel power modules ranging from 20 ekW to 500 ekW over the next two years.

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New Cat F2 Series Backhoe Loaders Equipped with New Features

Earlier this year, Caterpillar expanded the Backhoe Loader product line to include the new F2 Series models (416F2, 420F2, 430F2 and the all new 415F2). The center-pivot of the all-new Cat F2 Series Backhoe Loaders are designed for maximum performance, reliability and durability. The F2 Series Backhoe Loaders are now equipped with engines that meet Tier 4 Final emissions requirements. Both single-tile and Integrated Tool Carrier front linkage and four-wheel drive still come standard on the 420F2 and 430F2 models.

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Boost Productivity with the New Cat 950M and 962M Wheel Loaders

The all-new Cat® 950M and 962M Wheel Loaders are equipped with the Cat C7.1 ACERT engine that deliver the Cat power you expect while meeting Tier 4 Final emissions regulations. The increased fuel efficiency reduces fuel consumption by nearly 10 percent. These redesigned Cat 950M and 926M Wheel Loaders feature a refined drive train, new hydraulic systems, more cab amenities, electronic payload measurement, and Optimized Z-Bar linkage.

Features of the new Cat 950M and 926M Wheel Loaders

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The New Cat 825K Compactor's Intelligent System and Strength

Operators can consistently achieve compaction specifications with fewer passes for lower operating costs with the new four-drum Cat® 825K Compactor. The exclusive Machine Drive Power (MDP) system lets you add available mapping and data storage and analysis technology, which produces an intelligent compaction system for comprehensive project management. The increased efficiency of the new Cat 825K Compactor reduces time and machine hours, saves fuel, and decreases rework expense.

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