Caterpillar to showcase new tech and services at CONEXPO-CON/AGG
Caterpillar is set to include a mix of static displays, equipment demonstration areas and new technologies at CONEXPO-CON/AGG under the theme of “Your Work Matters”.
The 60,000 square foot exhibit in the show’s new outdoor Festival Grounds includes the Operator’s Stadium, where the finals of the Global Operator Challenge and equipment demonstrations will take place.
Caterpillar is investing in technology and safety features showcased in more than 30 Cat machines on display, including nine new product introductions from the dozer, excavator, articulated truck and backhoe loader families.
The new Cat D3 dozer will be on display. The operator cab delivers greater visibility, while enhanced controls deliver easier, intuitive finish grading. Powertrain advancements improve fuel efficiency by up to 10 percent over previous models.
The new centre-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 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 manoeuvring, allowing the machine to work in any environment.
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.
Five hydraulic excavators to debut
Caterpillar will introduce five new wheeled, small, medium and large hydraulic excavator models at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020. The new Cat M318 wheeled excavator improves operator efficiency by up to 45 percent with Cat GRADE, E-Fence and PAYLOAD options and delivers up to 10 percent lower maintenance costs with longer service intervals.
The new 313 GC delivers low owning and operating costs through a design that is easy to operate, maintain and own.
Advanced engine technology and control system for the new 325 medium excavator reduces fuel consumption by up to 25 percent, while a precise combination of lower engine speed and large hydraulic pump pressure and flow delivers more work per unit of fuel.
New Cat technology and services
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.
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.