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MAR 2017

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Page 24 of 107 ROCK products • March 2017 • 23 Caterpillar will present its extensive line of machines and technology and its unmatched customer support capa- bilities. With 40 machines on display in two different exhibit areas totaling 60,000 sq. ft., Caterpillar's presence is among the largest at the show. But it's not all about size. Cat Connect Technolo- gies for machine control and monitoring will share the spotlight with the iron it enhances – ranging from a skid steer loader to a 96-ton excavator. The Earthmax SR 45 Plus is BKT's new giant tire with diameter dimensions of 106.4 in. (size 27.00 R 49). Specifically engineered for rigid dumpers, this giant radial tire is ideal for long-haul operations. Additionally, the strong all-steel casing structure ensures excellent stability and makes it particu- larly resistant to any kind of impacts such as cuts, tears and abrasions, whatever the operating conditions are. Not to be missed at ConExpo-Con/Agg are: Earthmax SR 22, designed for loaders and graders operating on snow-covered ter- rains that will be displayed in size 20.5 R 25. The large footprint area provides excellent performance during snow-clearing opera- tions. In addition, the combined action of the compound, the aggressive tread design and its grooves provides outstanding trac- tion and road grip on snowy grounds. Earthmax SR 30, engineered for articulated dumpers and wheel loaders, will be show- cased in size 20.5 R 25. Its special compound, resulting from a particular production pro- cess, enables the tire to resist to cuts and abrasions as well as to quickly dissipate the heat developed during operations. Earthmax SR 41, also for articulated dump trucks will be on display in size 20.5 R 25. This special tire shows a deep tread with reinforced connecting elements, which provide better lug stiffness resulting in increased stability. The special lug design also ensures excellent traction – an essen- tial feature for articulated dump trucks operating on the toughest terrains under severe conditions. Moreover, Earthmax SR 41 benefits from the ultimate BKT compounds, which stand for best product performance and durability. To complete the lineup on display, Earth- max SR 49 is showcased in size 33/65 R 33. It has been specially designed for load- ers and dozers operating in severe mining operations requiring exceptional traction. Thanks to the L-4 deep tread, this tire offers an extended product life-cycle and provides a longer tread wear in addition to excellent resistance to rock cuts and punc- tures. Earthmax SR 49 is characterized by a special cut-resistant compound enhancing the tire's cut resistance on extremely tough terrains. BKT, CASE Construction Equipment will intro- duce new products, line extensions and model updates at the show and host the "What's Now" Speaker Series from the CASE stage in booth N11825. The com- pany will also introduce a first-of-its-kind crossover/concept vehicle at the show that represents practical product evolution for two distinct equipment categories. Coun- try music superstar Chris Young will also appear and sign autographs at 1:30 p.m. on March 7 as part of a session promoting training and service with veteran-led disas- ter response organization Team Rubicon. The "What's Now" Speaker Series includes educational presentations from experts and leading industry organizations (such as ARTBA, AGC and TBR Strategies) on real-world issues such as workforce development, winning government con- tracts, training service techs, succession planning, industry forecasting and the adoption of precision construction tech- nologies. Additional sessions will focus on CASE's work with veteran-led disas- ter response organization Team Rubicon and new product developments/technol- ogies. Visit for the full schedule. CASE will make major product introduc- tions in the categories of mass excavation, compaction and compact equipment. New models previously introduced and brand new to the market – including the all-new G Series wheel loaders, the CX490D and CX500D excavators, and the SV340 skid steer – will also be featured. CASE, CASE Booth N11825 Caterpillar Booth N10924 and G4490

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