Caterpillar recently announced the introduction of its Next Generation Excavators. The three new models are the CAT 320 GC, the CAT 320, and the CAT 323. The stripped down numeric designations signify a streamlining philosophy to work in conjunction with empirical data mined for the purpose of servicing Caterpillar customers.
I spoke with Caterpillar’s Bob De Lange, the group president of construction industries, about this and other measures taking place at the company. He tells me the actions being taken in developing the Next Gen excavators will be closely followed with the rest of Cat’s product lines.
I’ll have more of my interview with Bob De Lange in next week’s blog, including his thoughts on the direction that Caterpillar has taken as a manufacturer.