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Peoria, IL
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Integrated technology solutions make Cat 14M3 motor grader even more productive

The 14M3 features a full suite of integrated technology solutions that improve operator performance and productivity, while reducing operating costs. Caterpillar says that the 14M3, compared to its predecessor model, has a larger engine, increased fuel efficiency, improved machine balance, enhanced transmission performance, more powerful telematics and added operator safety and convenience features.

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Cat Grade Control 3D for D3K2, D4K2 and D5K2 dozers boosts productivity in production-dozing and fine-grading applications

The Grade Control 3D is available for D3K2, D4K2, and D5K2 models.

Cat Grade Control 3D, by automating machine functions during both production-dozing and fine-grading applications, enables dozer operators to work more efficiency, accurately, and productively, while also lowering operating costs. The system features an integrated design, including dual, roof-mounted antennas that eliminate the need to climb onto the blade to remove conventional blade-mounted masts and cables at the end of the day. The AccuGrade Ready Option is part of the package, adding versatility by allowing other Cat GRADE technologies to be used, such as AccuGrade Laser or a universal total station when satellite reception is limited.

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Performance Series flat-floor bucket for light grading and back-dragging applications

The new Performance Series flat-floor buckets are designed specifically for Cat M and K Series small wheel loaders.

Caterpillar Attachments now offers a Performance Series flat-floor bucket designed specifically for Cat M and K Series small wheel loaders. The new flat-floor buckets are general purpose buckets that incorporate a specially designed long floor and a rear cutting edge to provide optimum results and productivity when performing light grading or back-dragging – while retaining all the premium loading-characteristic of the Performance Series.

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Caterpillar updates M Series medium wheel loaders

Caterpillar recently announced the 2017 product updates for Cat® M Series medium wheel loaders. Dedicated to responding quickly to customer requirements for optimum machine performance, Caterpillar brings new features and product improvements to market quickly, allowing machine designs to be refined more frequently than conventional machine-development cycles would allow. The 2017 product updates include new Cat Connect Technologies, additional operator comfort and safety features, and features that help reduce operating costs.

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Caterpillar adds oscillatory vibration to rear drum of the new CB10 asphalt compactor

Caterpillar CB10 asphalt compactor with oscillation technology.

Caterpillar Inc. is adding oscillatory vibration to its expanding lineup of asphalt compactors. The new CB10 is a 10-metric-ton asphalt compactor that can be equipped with a combination of oscillatory and vibratory drums. The CB10 with oscillation technology builds upon the proven durability and performance offered by existing Cat asphalt compactors and delivers the solutions that helps contractors become more versatile, productive and profitable.

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Straight Snow Push features durable design with rubber cutting edge

The Cat Straight Snow push features a standard trip edge system which protects your machine and tool from unseen obstacles.

A new Straight Snow Push without Trip is now available for Cat skid-steer loaders, compact track loaders, multi-terrain loaders, and compact wheel loaders. Designed for moving snow in a range of applications, the new snow push is available in 8-, 10- and 12-foot widths (2.4-, 3- and 3.6-m) and features a bolt-on rubber cutting edge that is reversible. The rubber edge allows cutting down to the pavement to remove the optimum amount of snow without damaging the surface. The rubber cutting edge also helps extend plow life and reduce operating costs.

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Glen Barton, former Caterpillar Chairman and CEO, dies at age 77

Glen Barton

"The Caterpillar family is extremely saddened by Glen's passing," said Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman. "Glen's legacy of leadership extends far beyond Caterpillar’s walls. His commitment to Peoria and our communities was remarkable. I'll start with his Caterpillar leadership. He rose through the Caterpillar ranks, starting in 1961 as a college graduate trainee. Under his leadership, Caterpillar fully embraced 6 Sigma. It brought remarkable improvements throughout the company, including an intense focus on quality and safety. We continue that focus today, and 6 Sigma remains our foundation for continuous improvement. We are forever indebted to him for his commitment to making Caterpillar a stronger company.

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New Caterpillar control system for 7495 Series rope shovels improves operator efficiency, reduces downtime and enhances productivity

Caterpillar has developed the Operator Assist—Enhanced Motion Control system for the largest 7495 Series of Cat electric rope shovels and Bucyrus 495 shovels in service.

For mine operators, keeping an electric rope shovel in the bank is essential for optimum productivity and profitability. Recognizing this vital requirement, Caterpillar has developed the Operator Assist – Enhanced Motion Control system, standard on new 7495 Series shovels and available for certain Cat 7495 and Bucyrus 495 shovels in service. The new software is designed to simplify machine operation, allowing the shovel to be operated in a manner that both promotes high production and protects the machine from inadvertent misuse. The new system can enhance production by reducing the occurrence of operating faults, such as crowd over-speeds and boom jacks.

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Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman elects to retire in 2017; Jim Umpleby elected as Caterpillar's next CEO; Dave Calhoun to become Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

After more than 41 years with Caterpillar Inc., Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman has elected to retire, effective March 31, 2017.

After more than 41 years with Caterpillar Inc., Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman has elected to retire, effective March 31, 2017. During his time as Chairman and CEO, Oberhelman has reinvigorated the company's focus on serving customers while also driving a culture of quality and safety. Oberhelman led the company to its highest sales and revenues peak in its 91-year history in 2012, and, since that time, has successfully led the company through the unprecedented downturn affecting key industries.

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Cat F Series Wheeled Excavators and Material Handlers refined for 2017

M316F Wheeled Excavator

The recently released Cat F Series Wheeled Excavators (M314F, M316F, M318F, M320F and M322F) and Wheeled Material Handlers (MH3022 and MH3024) are designed to meet high standards for initial quality, reliability, low operating costs, operator comfort and safety, simplicity of operation and maintenance, and environmental friendliness. To further enhance overall value for the machine owner, Caterpillar has further refined these product lines’ design for the 2017 model year to provide increased fuel efficiency, versatility, and operator safety and convenience.

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