Tag: Cat excavators

Caterpillar has a list of some 400 products for purchase through its dealer network. Caterpillar’s line of machines range from tracked tractors to hydraulic excavators, backhoe loaders, motor graders, off-highway trucks, wheel loaders, agricultural tractors and locomotives. Caterpillar machinery is used in the construction, road-building, mining, forestry, energy, transportation and material-handling industries.

Reader Profile: Kelly Thompson

Reader Profile: Kelly Thompson

The economic downturn underscored the construction industry’s “feast or famine” component for many, but when the majority of a business is comprised of family members, the effort to succeed becomes truly personal. “It’s important to show clients we are serious about what we do,” says Kelly Thompson, second-generation CEO of

Equipment Manufacturers Make Servicing Upgrades (Part 2)

Equipment Manufacturers Make Servicing Upgrades (Part 2)

Caterpillar Excavators
F Series hydraulic Cat excavators are the latest standard size excavators from Caterpillar, and their design emphasizes ease of service and long-life components to keep downtime to a minimum. Routine maintenance points such as grease fittings, fuel and oil filters, and fluid taps are conveniently grouped. Smaller Cat excavators have ground

Equipment Service: Easier, Less Often

Equipment Service: Easier, Less Often

To get a handle on these improvements, Grading & Excavation Contractor asked seven manufacturers exactly what their machines now feature that makes maintenance easier and less frequent. Here’s what they told us.

A Rock and A Hard Place: Aggregate Handling Equipment Handles it All

A Rock and A Hard Place: Aggregate Handling Equipment Handles it All

The use of aggregate material continues to grow throughout the US and aggregate equipment manufacturers are improving their products to meet the demands for higher efficiency and uptime. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), third-quarter consumption of crushed stone in 2013 was up 8% from the same period in

Here’s How They Roll

Here’s How They Roll

Though they’re not household names, a growing number of their hard- and software products are now installed on fleets of graders, excavators, and dozers—­and they’re making the grade with users. Especially within the past few years these remarkable tools are carving out an ever-expanding space across construction landscapes; contractors who

A Rock and a Hard Place, Aggregate Handling Equipment Handles It All

A Rock and a Hard Place, Aggregate Handling Equipment Handles It All

The use of aggregate material continues to grow throughout the US and aggregate equipment manufacturers are improving their products to meet the demands for higher efficiency and uptime. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), third-quarter consumption of crushed stone in 2013 was up 8% from the same period in

Here’s How They Roll

Here’s How They Roll

The “Big Three” are making ground these days, globally and especially in North America. No, not automakers GM, Ford, and Chrysler, but three big automaters, that is, suppliers of GPS-driven digging controls: Topcon, Trimble, and Leica. Though they’re not household names, a growing number of their hard- and software products

Project Profile: Machine Cost Management

Project Profile: Machine Cost Management

When Joe Strack’s father, Alfred, began his pipeline and site development business in Fairburn, GA, 65 years ago, he probably never dreamed his company would be working on projects 500 miles from his Fulton County base. But today, Strack Inc. is considered a major player in the trending pipeline business

Caterpillar

Caterpillar

Caterpillar has added three new models to the E Series Hammer line-H140Es, H160Es, and H180Es-for use on medium and large excavators. Cat E Series Hammers offer a rugged design for extended durability and solid reliability, including such features as automatic shutoff, silencing, and vibration buffering to make them easy on

Deal or No Deal?

The average operating lifespan of an excavator ranges from 8,000 to 10,000 hours. A 2008 survey indicated that approximately 66% of contractors will spend nearly 50% of the original excavator purchase price on repairs and parts before selling off the unit; and the remaining percentages will spend even more—with 14%

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