Caterpillar will display 30 machines as well as work tools, engines and product support capabilities at bauma CHINA 2018. The extensive exhibit will feature Cat general construction, building construction, paving and SEM-branded equipment. More than a dozen Cat Next Generation hydraulic excavators will be introduced at the show.
Caterpillar's indoor display will occupy more than 3,000 square metres of prominent space in the N1 exhibit hall. In addition, Caterpillar will present outdoor demonstrations (booth A60, 1,144 square metres) that will offer visitors opportunity to experience first-hand the capabilities of Cat machines, work tools and technologies.
Cat earthmoving machines at bauma CHINA 2018 will include 11 hydraulic excavator models, with both wheel and track undercarriages, ranging from the 313D2 – with a maximum operating weight of 14,600 kg (32,000 pounds) – to the 390F L, having a maximum operating weight of 96,275 kg (192,680 pounds). 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 percent in some applications, and up to 25 percent for the 320 and 323.
For loading and hauling contractors, Caterpillar will display a Cat 772 off-highway truck, with a rated capacity of 31.3 cubic metres (41 cubic yards) and a gross power rating of 446 kW (598 hp). The truck will be paired with the Cat 986K wheel loader, which has bucket capacities ranging from 5 to 10 cubic metres (6.5 to 13.5 cubic yards).
The display will 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 percent reduction in fuel consumption when the new ECO Mode is used.
An outdoor demonstration will feature the Next Generation 320 and 323 excavators, which use an estimated 25 percent less fuel than predecessor models in certain applications. A new Smart Mode automatically matches engine and hydraulic power to specific digging conditions, and an advanced hydraulic system is designed to balance power and efficiency with precise control. A standard grade-control system, Cat GRADE with 2D, includes both indicate-only and laser capability, and an available suite of Cat Connect Technologies is designed to increase operator efficiency, reduce operator fatigue, and reduce overall operating costs.