Cat at Conexpo/AggPublished 24/2 at 11:39
The Caterpillar Conexpo/Agg 2020 experience includes a mix of static displays, equipment demonstration area, and new services/technologies under the theme of ‘Your Work Matters’.
More than 30 Cat machines will be on display at the Las Vegas show, including nine new product introductions from the dozer, excavator, articulated truck and backhoe loader families. These will be displayed at the outdoor Festival Grounds, stand number F4455. Also being shown is a wide range of new wheeled, small, medium and large hydraulic excavator models including the new M318, 313 GC and 315.
New Cat technology and services
Significant safety, efficiency, accuracy and productivity gains are achieved through implementing new Cat technologies on machines. Recently introduced ‘Cat Productivity’ is a web based advanced productivity management tool that delivers payload, machine and site data from Cat Product Link™, allowing contractors to compare performance against productivity targets, fix inefficiencies and maximise machine utilisation to increase profits.
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. Also making its North American tradeshow debut will be ‘Command for Compaction’ from Cat’s paving products group, which automates the compaction process to increase quality. Featuring an intuitive interface for simple operation, this eliminates skill gaps to deliver up to 60% better coverage with consistent and precise overlap, constant speed and correct pass count. The group will also showcase the latest developments to its eRoutes 3.0 asphalt delivery solution.
Also being featured will be new ‘Customer Value Agreements’ (CVA) that offer three levels of agreements based on customer need and offer up to five years comprehensive coverage in order to lower owning and operating costs. The newly released ‘Cat Remote Services’ and ‘Remote Troubleshoot’ diagnostic testing will be shown, as well as the launch of the new ‘Cat Abrasion Undercarriage’. The latter boasts a new XL sealing system that doubles seal life in some applications and delivers up to 50% more link life than heavy duty designs.
Nine to compete in Global Operator Challenge finals
The finals for the Global Operator Challenge will take place at the Caterpillar outdoor stand. Nine Regional Champions remain standing from over 10,000 operators participating in local challenges throughout 30 countries. The champions will compete on Tuesday morning, 10 March, immediately following the shows grand opening. Caterpillar will show a live broadcast of the competition on cat.com. After completion of the skills challenges, the winners will be announced and awards will be presented for the lowest time for each individual challenge, best team performance, and the announcement of the Global Operator Challenge Champion based on overall performance.