Why Hawthorne

Experience The Hawthorne Difference

Caterpillar Quality + Hawthorne Difference = Value

We know you have a lot of options to choose from in the marketplace today. Anyone can and will, sell you a piece of iron.
But will it do what they say it does? Does it hold its resale value?
Can you count on parts and service after the sale?

For the past 90 years, Caterpillar® has lead our industry in building the highest quality construction equipment, power generation
and marine propulsion engines available.
Hawthorne Cat believes in delivering true value throughout the total life-cycle of each piece of our equipment.
Each piece of our yellow iron delivers unparalleled quality, outstanding reliability and exceptional durability second to none.
No other equipment manufacturer can match the long-term value of Caterpillar equipment.

Experience Matters.

With over 65 years of industry experience, you can be confident Hawthorne Cat will deliver the right equipment solutions for your needs. Together with our unparalleled technical support and service team, we take pride in delivering the best customer experience in the industry.

Working Together for You.

Whether you live in San Diego, the Hawaiian Islands or the Pacific Region, you can count on Hawthorne Cat to be there to help you get the answers you need when you need them. Just call our service line to reach one of our expert team members. We’re here to assist you.


Parts. Service. Convenience.

Hawthorne Cat offers an outstanding parts and service department. We have over 1.4 million Cat certified parts in stock and ready for pick up. You can even order your parts online through Parts.Cat.Com. Our fleet of 30 service trucks are available to ensure your equipment is ready to go when you are. Hawthorne Cat’s goal is to make maintaining your equipment as easy as it was buying it in the first place.


A Solid Return.

Buy with the knowledge that our equipment retains its value over time. You will be glad you purchased Cat equipment come trade-in or trade-up time. Hawthorne Cat offers the best selection of quality used equipment and customers can also participate in our consignment program to sell low-hour, well maintained Cat equipment they no longer need.


Great Financing Options.

Hawthorne Cat makes it easier than ever to buy your next piece of equipment. Learn more about how you can take advantage of one of our great financing offers.

Try it Before You Buy it.

Not exactly sure what you want? No worries. Hawthorne Rentals is a great way to try a piece of equipment before you buy it. We have the best selection of Cat rental equipment, backup power generation solutions and Allied Brand products available.



We go the extra mile for our customers. Our collective knowledge, experience, and approach drive our customer experience every day. It is Passion, Respect, Integrity, Dedication, and Excellence that are the building blocks of the HAWTHORNE DIFFERENCE.

If you are looking for new, used, or rental heavy equipment in San Diego, Hawaii, American Samoa, or Saipan, Hawthorne Cat is the trusted name for quality, reliability, performance, and customer care. Contact one of our Cat dealers today!