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Hawthorne Cat is Built For It

When you choose Cat products and services, you get what you pay for – durable and reliable equipment, and long-lasting relationships. Together, Caterpillar and Cat dealers have built a world-class brand that is recognized and valued around the world. Caterpillar is one of the "Top 100 Brands" according to Interbrand's most recent list. 

Click here to see how Hawthorne Cat and Caterpillar are "Built For It" by providing the best equipment, service, repairs and customer support to make your vision a lasting reality. Our machines are built to do it all. Our people are here to ensure you don't have to.

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Republic Services | Hawthorne Cat Customer Spotlight

The Cat D7E Track-Type Tractor features a first-of-its-kind electric drive system. The electric drive system improves productivity and efficiency while lowering operating costs and dramitically reducing fuel consumption. Republic Services found this machine ideal for operating in a landfill.

According to the latest issue of Infrastructure Magazine, Republic Services found that the D7E's diesel electric powertrain proved to be the most efficient way to process 3,200 tons of waste. Electric features like the power module, propulsion module, and electric generator keep power flowing and the machine running longer. The D7E meets Tier 4 Interim Emission Standards and burns half the fuel as previous models of large track-type tractors. Machine operators prefer the D7E over other track-type tractors. The cab is more comfortable, it operates quietly, and you can set the hydraulic feed to their desired specifications.

Advantages of owning a Cat D7E Track-Type Tractor:

  • Fuel efficiency
  • Reduced owning and operating costs
  • Resourceful
  • Increased overall efficiency
  • Versatility
  • Meets Tier 4 Interim Emission Standards


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New Cat E Series Hammers for Excavators

Caterpillar announced the addition of three new models of E Series Hammers. 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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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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