Caterpillar has underlined the significance of the Chinese market with the announcement it will showcase 30 machines at Bauma China 2018.
Vehicles for the construction and paving industry, 11 hydraulic excavators as well as a selection of the company’s SEM-branded (Shanghai Engineering Machinery) equipment.
Taking place from November 27-30 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center, in Shanghai, this year’s Bauma China will include Caterpillar’s 3,000m2 indoor display as well as outdoor demonstrations giving visitors the opportunity to experience the capabilities of the machines first-hand.
Models of all kinds
Hydraulic excavator models, with both wheel and track undercarriages will be presented at the show; ranging from the 313D2—with a maximum operating weight of 14 600kg (32,000 lb) —to the 390F L, which has a maximum operating weight of 96 275kg (192,680 lb). Seven machines—330, 330 GC, 336, 336 GC, 345 GC, 320 and 323—are Cat Next Generation models, featuring significant technology advances, including reductions in fuel consumption of as much as 15% in some applications and up to 25% for the 320 and 323.
For loading and hauling contractors, a Cat 772 off-highway truck with a rated capacity of 31.3 m³ and a gross power rating of 446kW (598hp) will be on display. The truck will be paired with the Cat 986K wheel loader, which has bucket capacities ranging from 5-10m³.
The display will also include three additional wheel loaders —the 950 GC, 980L, and 982M —as well as the 140 GC motor grader. The motor grader features a new, ergonomically designed cab with an adjustable control console, and it delivers as much as a 10% reduction in fuel consumption when the new Eco Mode is used.
The SEM line now includes small and mid-sized wheel loaders, 18-22-ton soil compactors, mid-size motor graders and dozers and these will also be at Bauma China 2018.