NEW EQUIPMENT, ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES, SERVICES, AND GLOBAL OPERATOR CHALLENGE TO HIGHLIGHT THE CATERPILLAR CONEXPO-CON/AGG EXPERIENCE
Posted on 6/1/20

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NEW OUTDOOR FESTIVAL GROUNDS EXHIBIT DESIGNED TO REINFORCE MESSAGE TO CONTRACTORS – “YOUR WORK MATTERS”

Cat 150 AWD MG

Paying tribute to those building the world’s infrastructure, the Caterpillar CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 experience includes a mix of static displays, equipment demonstration area,  and new services/technologies under the theme of “Your Work Matters.” The 60,000 ft2 (5574 m2) exhibit in the show’s new outdoor Festival Grounds includes Operator’s Stadium, where the finals of the Global Operator Challenge and equipment demonstrations take place.  

Caterpillar is investing in technology and safety features showcased in more than 30 Cat® machines on display, including 9 new product introductions from the dozer, excavator, articulated truck and backhoe loader families. See the display grouped in the outdoor exhibit at Festival Grounds #F4455.

A wide range of new models

Successor to the Cat D5K2, the new Cat D3 dozer continues to set the standard for small dozer grading accuracy and efficiency. The operator cab delivers greater visibility, while enhanced controls deliver easier, intuitive finish grading. Powertrain advancements improve fuel efficiency by up to 10% over previous models.

The new center-pivot 420XE backhoe loader now offers seat mounted controls for low-effort machine control to boost operator efficiency and reduce fatigue. Dual Mode operation increases machine productivity, while electronic loader controls offer true parallel lift. A new IT quick coupler delivers quick change-out of a large portfolio of Cat attachments.

Inside the demo arena, the new 150 AWD motor grader features all-wheel drive that assists with traction and maneuvering, allowing the machine to work in any environment. Eco mode delivers up to 10% greater fuel efficiency without productivity loss, and owning and operating costs are reduced via new filters and longer service intervals. The new mastless 3D Cat GRADE control system unleashes the potential of the moldboard to give it full range of motion. The GNSS receivers are bolted to the machine, which increases uptime and reduces costs associated with potential receiver, mast or machine damage when using the dual 3D GNSS system. The integrated 3D Cat GRADE will initially be available on the 140,150 and 160 joystick motor graders.

Contractors visiting Caterpillar exhibit #F4455 will experience the new 725 articulated truck offerings.  New cab features include assisted hoist, Automatic Retarder Control and Advanced Automatic Traction Control, which improve operator experience and reduce operator actions.  Performance improvements include up to 9% increased speed on grades, 8% improved acceleration and a 7% productivity increase.

Cat 325 HEX

New Cat® technology and services

Significant safety, efficiency, accuracy and productivity gains are achieved through implementing new Cat technologies on machines. Recently introduced Cat Productivity is a web-based advanced productivity management tool that delivers payload, machine and site data from Cat Product Link™, allowing contractors to compare performance against productivity targets, fix inefficiencies and maximize machine utilization to increase profits.  

Show visitors will be the first to see Caterpillar’s latest remote control offering, an enhanced operating station with expanded capability to operate multiple pieces of equipment, equipped with the Command Vision System, from a single remote station. The Cat Command remote control system also offers a portable console, designed for line-of-sight use, which will also be showcased in the exhibit. Wireless connectivity enables machine operation from a safe location, whether nearby or far away. Cat Command remote control solutions also enable customers to increase productivity and maximize uptime.

Making its North American tradeshow debut from Cat paving products, Command for Compaction automates the compaction process to increase quality. Featuring an intuitive interface for simple operation, Command for Compaction eliminates skill gaps to deliver up to 60% better coverage with consistent and precise overlap, constant speed and correct pass count. The paving products group will also showcase the latest advancements for its eRoutes 3.0 asphalt delivery solution.

New Customer Value Agreements (CVA) offer three levels to customize agreements based on customer need and offer up to five years comprehensive coverage to lower owning and operating costs. Newly released Cat Remote Services deliver up to 50% less machine downtime through Remote Flash software updates and Remote Troubleshoot diagnostic testing. Launching at the show, Cat Abrasion Undercarriage boasts a new XL sealing system that doubles seal life in some applications and up to 50% more link life than heavy duty designs.

Cat 420XE BHL


Nine to compete in Global Operator Challenge finals

The finals for the Global Operator Challenge, the largest global campaign in Caterpillar history, will take place at Operator’s Stadium inside Caterpillar outdoor exhibit #F4455. Nine Regional Champions remain standing from over 10,000 operators participating in local challenges throughout 30 countries. The champions will compete on Tuesday morning, March 10, 2020, immediately following the CONEXPO-CON/AGG’s grand opening. Caterpillar will show a live broadcast of the competition on cat.com.

After completion of the skills challenges, the winners will be announced and awards will be presented for the lowest time for each individual challenge, best team performance, and announcing the Global Operator Challenge Champion based on overall performance.

For more information, visit cat.com/conexpo.