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Customer Reviews

“To start with I’m a novice at excavation and heavy equipment so I spent a lot of time trying to determine where to rent a Cat D5 that my heavy equipment operator wanted me to rent to do my earthwork. Carl Robbins, the Assistant Rental Branch Manager at the Escondido branch, went out of his way with his five star performance to personally come out to the site to make sure we could unload the dozer on a difficult opening. What a class act! He called and let me know the driver was on the way and even delivered early to our site so we could have a fresh start in the morning. This branch was so much more knowledgeable than the others about the capabilities of each machine and made a difficult choice rather easy for this novice. The pricing was very fair and I’m very satisfied with my choice!”

- Ken McBride


Rent CAT. Rent More.

Whether you are looking to supplement your current fleet or trying out a new piece of equipment before you buy, Hawthorne Rentals offers the best selection of late model, low-hour Cat and Allied brand equipment, and power generation systems available. With every rental, you will know you are using the best piece of equipment available for your job.

With our personalized customer service and the Power of Cat behind us, Hawthorne Rentals is the best choice for your rental equipment needs. We welcome the opportunity to earn your business. Give us a call or visit our online rental store so we can show you The Hawthorne Cat Difference.

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hawthorne cat offers cat command

Check Out What’s New With Cat® Command

The Best in Machine Control Systems Contact A Location » Hawthorne Cat is proud to announce the expanded use of Cat Command. Now, Cat Command is available for excavators that…

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The Cat® D4 Dozer Offers Better Visibility, More Productivity-Boosting Technology Choices, Lower Operating Costs

The Cat® D4 (formerly D6K2) Dozer has long been a favorite because of its power, precision and optimized balance for smooth grading performance. The latest D4 takes the value up a level with…

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Boosting operating efficiency, servicing ease and operator comfort, the new Cat® 302.7 CR, 303 CR and 303.5 CR hydraulic mini excavators introduce industry-first features for the 2.7- to 3.5-ton class machines. Built on the…

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Hawthorne Cat Opens New Stores in Oceanside and Chula Vista

San Diego, CA — Hawthorne Cat, the exclusive Cat® equipment dealer in San Diego, the Hawaiian Islands and the Pacific Region, is proud to announce the opening of our new…

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your CAT© dealer IN San Diego, Hawaii, Guam, Saipan & American Samoa

From the beginning of track technology to the introduction of diesel power, Caterpillar® has been the first with product innovations that meet the demands of a rapidly changing market. Hawthorne Cat is your Caterpillar dealer wherever you work throughout San Diego, Hawaii, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa.

Since 1956, Hawthorne has served various industries including general and heavy construction, quarry and aggregate, landscaping, marine, paving, waste management, backup power and power generation. Like our products, the list of support services we offer is continually being improved, expanded and redesigned around our commitment to customer satisfaction.

Hawthorne Cat is committed to partnering with our customers and exceeding their expectations with exceptional products and services through our empowered team that demonstrates strong work ethic, integrity and teamwork. Your complete satisfaction as a partner with Caterpillar and Hawthorne Cat will always be our highest priority.