Rock Products

MAR 2017

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24 • ROCK products • March 2017 CONEXPO-CON/AGG SHOWCASE Visit us at CONEXPO-CONAGG booth #C33229 Eight Cat machines will make their public debut at the show and a half dozen more machines introduced recently will be on display for the first time at an equipment show. The newest Cat machines to be dis- played include excavators, wheel loaders, a dozer, an articulated truck, a telehandler and cold planers. Caterpillar will also introduce new remote control technologies and con- nectivity technologies at the show. In the large North Hall exhibit, booth 10924, the display will focus on excavating, grad- ing, paving and aggregates mining and handling. The Gold Lot exhibit, booth 4490, will feature small machines used in building construction. A handful of large machines displayed in the Gold Lot will represent general construction and aggregates prod- uct lines. New machines to be displayed include the M317F wheeled excavator, a compact radius design that expands versatility and enhances productivity in tight work areas. The new Cat compact radius wheeled excavators deliver the same capabilities and efficien- cies as their standard radius counterparts. The 390F and 336F XE excavators, both with crawler undercarriages, have been updated to deliver improved productivity and lower costs. Both excavators lead their size classes in fuel efficiency. The 390F can be equipped with the industry's only integrated pay- load system for accurate truck loading. The 336F XE has the payload system as standard equipment, as is 2D GRADE – with the option of a number of integrated Cat Connect grade control systems. New Cat wheel loaders are also in the spot- light. The new 986K on display will replace the H Series model and deliver lower cost per ton in earthmoving and aggregates operations. The 950 GC will make its North American debut in the Gold Lot, where it will be displayed alongside the full-fea- tured 950M. The 950 GC gives wheel loader owners a choice when determining the best machine for their business. In addition to the 950M, the 972M XE and 982M will be on dis- play to highlight updates including new Cat Connect Technologies, additional operator comfort and safety features, and features that help reduce operating costs. The new 745 articulated truck features an all-new, class leading cab with enhanced visibility. Innovative machine control fea- tures further improve operator efficiency and safety. The new stability assist system reduces the risk of rollovers, and the new Economy Mode reduces fuel consumption. Caterpillar,

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