When it comes to buying a machine, there are many factors to consider before finalizing the decision. Beyond reviewing the spec sheet and completing a demo, scheduling a mock maintenance walk-around can help provide clearer expectations on managing machines, so owners and operators can make more informed purchase decisions.
Our latest blog features a discussion on the advantages o... (read more)
No matter your industry or application, all machines share a need for fluids. If these fluids are improperly handled, their effectiveness can be compromised causing premature system and component damage. Inadequate handling practices can also result in failed compliance with environmental regulations.
Today’s blog features a few simple considerations for improving fluid hand... (read more)
A machine’s hydraulic system should always be top of mind when regular maintenance is considered. Simple, proactive diagnostic tests can help ensure this important system maintains efficiency and productivity.
Our latest blog helps operators take action before costly problems arise, including indicators to look out for when a hydraulic system may need attention (read more)
Caterpillar is built to help your business succeed — by helping you get the right machine for the job, making parts readily available, giving you the work tools you need and providing you with the expert service you deserve. And, when you buy a new Cat® machine, you'll be saving money today, tomorrow and for years to come. (read more)
Safety precautions and walk-around procedures may differ by application, machine and company culture. Some compact machines are fast and highly maneuverable, so they require a more specific process to ensure safe operation. Implementing clear safety procedures can help improve operation efficiency, protect equipment from damage and reduce the chance for unscheduled downtime.
Our l... (read more)
Summer is the perfect time to make up for productivity lost during the long winter season. Taking a closer look at which machines are best suited for each jobsite, adding work tools for specialized projects and learning the ins and outs of the equipment can make a big difference in jobsite efficiency.
Visit our latest blog for three tips on how to improve productivity and get more... (read more)
Seeing our machines from every angle – both inside and out – is one way Caterpillar is making it easier for you to get the right machine for the job. We also have experts who can assist you, a variety of work tools to choose from and flexible financing options that work with your budget. (read more)
From BLOG: On the Level Better Ways to Manage Your Fleet and Monitor Equipment Conditions by Greg Worley (GregWorley) 04-18-2013 04:13 PM - edited 04-19-2013 10:16 AM
Efficiency has become a very important aspect of doing business, especially in our industry. Equipment owners and operators who can do the job using fewer resources are better off than their counterparts.... (read more)
General Considerations When Purchasing a Tier 4 Machine
by Roy Brookhart (RoyBrookhart) 03-22-2013 03:28 PM - edited 03-22-2013 04:00 PM
Industry trends tell us that there’s still some confusion surrounding Tier 4 emissions regulations. As we approach Tier 4’s final phase, we want to help address some questions people still have. (read more)
From time to time, On the Level features blogs from experts in a particular field or specialty contracting service. Brian Birch, Assistant Executive Director of the Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA), shares his knowledge and insights regarding the snow removal industry. Follow more of Brian’s blogs on www.goplow.com for Snow & Ice Management Professionals. (read more)
Roy Brookhart is a product and application specialist with over 30 years’ experience at Caterpillar. He is focused on helping customers in the building and construction, landscaping and specialty trades, and agricultural industry, select the best Cat® machines, work tool attachments and services for their businesses.
Now more than ever, getting all you can... (read more)
Sometimes it's just easier to do a quick Internet search to find the information you need. Caterpillar has provided an online resource that not only provides helpful information, but also allows you to see Cat® machines in action without leaving the comfort of your home. Cat Landscaping and Construction videos include how-to's, walk-through tutorials, demonstrations, product launches... (read more)
Machine reliability and uptime are keys to your company's productivity. So how do you ensure that your machines are properly maintained? You need an expert - someone who understands both the machine and the application for which it is being used. Someone who knows your industry and the demands placed on your equipment every day. Someone who gets that machine downtime is lost revenue. (read more)
Greg Worley, mini hydraulic excavator specialist at Caterpillar, explains how front shovel capabilities can make your mini excavator more versatile and more productive.
A versatile machine can boost operator productivity, improve your bottom line and even help you land more jobs.
A mini excavator with front shovel capabilities is one very versatile machine. The... (read more)
Joel Grimes, senior marketing engineer and small wheel loader specialist at Caterpillar, shares some tips on selecting the right linkage option for your wheel loader.
Many manufacturers offer a variety of linkage options for wheel loaders, but have you ever wondered why? The answer is simple - there are different solutions for different needs. (read more)
Cat® Compact Track Loaders offer a fully suspended steel undercarriage for a smooth ride and better material retention, while the standard two-speed allows users to move material efficiently around the jobsite. Models include a sealed and pressurized cab and adjustable seat-mounted controls. Wide range of attachments available. (read more)
Cat® Backhoe Loaders feature a powerful hydraulic system that supplies both precision and high productivity. The AccuGrade Site Reference System supplies in-cab grade and depth check, and a wide range of backhoe attachments are available, including augers, hammers, compactors, and a factory-installed thumb. (read more)
Cat® Mini Excavators offer high digging forces and fast cycle times in a compact package. The Pin-Grabber Coupler and quick disconnects enable operators to change mini excavator attachments quickly. Auto idle, auto two-speed and a load sensing variable pump optimize fuel efficiency. Wide range of attachments available. (read more)
Cat® Telehandlers are available with a wide range of lift capacities and lift heights. Three steering modes offer improved maneuverability on any terrain, while a single lever joystick contains all boom functions for easy operation. Select models are available with hydraulic stabilizers to provide extra support. (read more)
Cat® Wheel Loaders generate excellent breakout force for superior bucket loading and load retention. The load-sensing hydraulics system supplies full hydraulic forces at any engine speed for delicate jobs in tight areas. The Ride Control option supplies greater material retention over rough terrain. Wide range of attachments available. (read more)
Cat® Compact Wheel Loaders offer strong breakout forces, fast cycle times and aggressive performance. They offer superior reach, excellent visibility and low effort joystick control that allow operators to place material easily and efficiently. The Ride Control option supplies greater material retention over rough terrain. Wide range of attachments available. (read more)
Cat® Track-Type Tractors are designed for superior speed, transportability, maneuverability, versatility and fine grading accuracy. These high-horsepower, fuel-efficient machines are ideal for a variety of residential construction tasks such as clearing and grading lots, sloping roadsides, backfilling, and final grading on landscaping and driveways. (read more)