Caterpillar to roll out new machines and technology at ConExpo 2017

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Caterpillar has announced that it will have 40 machines on display in two different exhibit areas totaling 60,000sq ft at ConExpo 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada this March 7-11.

Eight Cat machines will make their public debut at ConExpo and a half dozen more machines introduced recently will be on display for the first time at an equipment show. The newest Cat machines include excavators, wheel loaders, a dozer, an articulated truck, a telehandler and cold planers. Caterpillar will also introduce new remote-control technologies and connectivity technologies at the show.

New machines to be displayed include the M317F wheeled excavator (left), a compact radius design that expands versatility and enhances productivity in tight work areas. The new Cat compact radius wheeled excavators deliver the same capabilities and efficiencies as their standard radius counterparts. The 390F (above) and 336F XE Excavators, both with crawler undercarriages, have been updated to deliver improved productivity and lower costs. Both excavators lead their size classes in fuel efficiency. The 390F can be equipped with the industry’s only integrated payload system for accurate truck loading. The 336F XE has the payload system as standard equipment, as is 2D Grade – with the option of a number of integrated Cat Connect grade control systems.

New Cat wheeled loaders are also in the ConExpo spotlight. The new 986K on display will replace the H Series model and deliver lower cost per ton in earthmoving and aggregates operations. The 950 GC will make its North American debut in the Gold Lot, where it will be displayed alongside the full-featured 950M. The 950 GC gives wheel loader owners a choice when determining the best machine for their business. In addition to the 950M, the 972M XE and 982M (below) will be on display to highlight updates including new Cat Connect Technologies, additional operator comfort and safety features, and features that help reduce operating costs.

The new 745 Articulated Truck (below) features an all-new, class-leading cab with enhanced visibility. Innovative machine control features further improve operator efficiency and safety. The new stability assist system reduces the risk of rollovers, and the new Economy Mode reduces fuel consumption.

The full line of Cat paving products is represented at ConExpo, with emphasis on three new cold planers – PM825, PM622 and PM312. The new PM800 Series complements the previously released PM600 Series and features increased engine power for demanding applications. Increased weight and cooling capacity allow the PM800 Series to perform under the toughest of conditions. The PM300 Series is highly versatile, capable of urban and patchwork applications; small-to-medium road milling; or where compact dimensions, optimum maneuverability and high production capabilities are required.

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