Cat remote machine operating technology, sustainability options, and high drive electric drive dozer on display at bauma 2022
For bauma 2022 in Munich, Cat construction equipment will be displayed by Cat dealer Zeppelin. The exhibition's theme is "Let's do the work," which intends to highlight Caterpillar's technology, services, and sustainability options.
The exhibit will feature more than 70 pieces of Cat equipment and attachments from Caterpillar Construction Industries (CI). Separately, the Caterpillar Industrial Power Systems Division (IPSD) will display multiple Cat engines ranging from 0.5L to 30L.
Caterpillar technologies on display at bauma 2022
Caterpillar technology gives users the ability to track, monitor, automate, and manage assets to lower costs, improve productivity, and help optimize fleets. Among the multiple technologies on display at bauma 2022, the Cat Command Station enables operators to work remotely and safely, nearby the site or many kilometres away, seated in a virtual cab with familiar controls and display. Attendees will be able to sit in the Command Station and operate a machine remotely.
Accessed via laptops and mobile devices, Cat Productivity will be on display demonstrating a cloud-based application that provides an overview of machine and job site production. It is a tool that delivers consolidated and actionable site-level information to analyze performance and find ways to improve productivity.
Cat Grade with Assist for excavators uses machine position sensors and operator-defined depth and slope parameters to automate boom and stick movements for more accurate cuts with less effort. The Cat PL161 locator device has been designed for asset tracking and work tool recognition. It mounts simply to attachments and other items so their location can be viewed across multiple sites. When installed on a Cat work tool operated by a next-generation Cat excavator, the PL161 enables numerous additional features, such as work tool recognition and the tracking of hours worked.
Caterpillar services being shown at bauma 2022
With more than 1.2 million connected assets capturing and reporting machine operating data, Cat dealers can offer solutions like VisionLink to help increase uptime and profitability. Attendees will experience many service choices at bauma. One key offering is Customer Value Agreements (CVA) which provide contractors ownership of their new and used equipment to help reduce owning and operating costs.
Additional services solutions being featured at bauma include:
- Cat Equipment Management for tracking equipment location and hours as well as monitoring machine use, health, and CO2 emissions, so contractors can take informed actions.
- The cloud-based Cat Service Information System (SIS) 2.0 offers online and mobile part ordering.
- Remote Services include Remote Troubleshoot and Remote Flash which allow Cat dealers to connect with the machine to diagnose fault codes and update operating software so users can maximize uptime and operate Cat equipment with efficiency.
- Cat Self-Service Options delivers simple parts ordering and machine repair support for those who prefer to do their own service.
Bauma 2022 attendees will also learn about the hundreds of new Cat Reman and Rebuild product offerings as well as the range of repair options that lower equipment owning costs. Cat equipment is built to be rebuilt, and Cat Rebuild services run 350 separate tests, and recondition or replace up to 7,000 parts during a machine rebuild to return it to a like-new condition at a smaller cost. The Cat 982M wheel loader on display is a Cat Certified rebuild, built to deliver ideal performance with Cat Advansys GET (Ground Engagement Tools). The hammerless system simplifies installation with integrated retention components and streamlines retrofitting. Cat Reman salvages and remanufactures components to provide like-new performance and durability at a price that is on average 20 to 40 percent less than the equivalent new part.
Caterpillar's commitment to supporting the sustainability and productivity goals of contractors
Caterpillar has products, services, and solutions that lower greenhouse gas emissions, improve efficiency and productivity, and deliver energy flexibility. Technology integration, services, and machine design increase operating efficiency, which results in less fuel burned and reduced CO2 emissions.
The D6 XE high drive electric drive dozer moves up to 35 percent more material per litre of fuel than the D6T predecessor. Operator productivity is increased up to 50 percent when using the range of Cat technology choices. The machine on display features Cat Abrasion undercarriage that extends the wear life of the undercarriage in high-abrasion and low- to medium-impact applications, while its tread idler design extends life up to twice as long.
Caterpillar has made the commitment that 100 percent of its new products through 2030 will be more sustainable than the previous generation. The 20 next-generation Cat excavators on display with capacities from 1.6 to 95 tonnes all feature increased productivity and lower fuel consumption. The exhibited new Cat 336 hydraulic excavator offers high production with low-cost operation. Its new 1000-hour oil and fuel filtres extend service intervals and reduce parts and labour costs.
In the future, certain models of Cat equipment will also include battery-electric options with zero-exhaust emissions. Caterpillar will unveil to bauma 2022 attendees several electric models currently under development. Additionally, the modified tethered electric Cat MH3024 material handler is ideal in indoor applications where less mobility is needed and no exhaust emissions are required.
What Caterpillar equipment is on display at bauma 2022?
The exhibit will include different model platforms – from XE models built for performance with the latest technologies and/or advanced drive systems to GC models designed to deliver reliability and value – to effectively meet a broad range of user needs and applications.
Highlights of the Caterpillar Building Construction Products (BCP) division display include nine next-generation Cat mini hydraulic excavators, all delivering increased performance, higher breakout forces, longer service intervals, and lower owner and operating costs compared to prior models. From the one- to 10-tonne models, these mini excavators offer common features and consistent controls layout to simplify training and operator adaptation. The 3.5- to 10-tonne models can now be equipped with Cat Grade technologies as an aftermarket option.
Among the exhibited compact wheel loaders, attendees will see the recently introduced Cat 906, 907, and 908 models. They feature a re-engineered operator's station that leverages exclusive Caterpillar technologies to improve the operator experience and the new Cat 2.8 engine with an upgraded drive and powertrain for faster roading speeds and drivetrain performance.
The nearly 30 displayed Caterpillar Global Construction & Infrastructure (GCI) models are anchored by nine tracked and four wheeled excavators ranging in capacity from 15 to 95 tonnes, a rail-road excavator and three material handlers. The 980 XE medium wheel loader features a continuously variable transmission (CVT) delivering increased fuel efficiencies up to 35 percent compared to the M series models, plus it has an expanded technology platform to increase machine performance.
To move large volumes of materials, the Hall B6 stand also includes articulated and off-highway trucks with capacities ranging from 30 to 70 tonnes and Cat 992 and 988K XE large wheel loaders. Recent updates to the 988K XE with electric drive give the loader faster downhill speeds, improved rimpull, and increased hydraulic breakout force for up to 5 percent increased production over the previous 988K XE model.
Rounding out the CI exhibit, recent updates to the D4 dozer take the value up a level with improved sight lines, reduced operating costs and a broad choice of Caterpillar technology features. Fitted with its low-cab option for transport, the Cat 120 GC motor grader is ideal in low- to medium-duty applications and delivers reliable, low-cost operation. Designed for rental and low- to medium-duty applications, the exhibited Cat CB2.5 GC utility compactor and CS12 GC vibratory compactor deliver a low total cost of ownership, simple operation, and long service intervals.
Complementing the range of Cat construction equipment, dozens of attachments will be on display. This includes hammers, sheers, grapples, couplers, buckets, Smart dozer blades, augers, demolition grapples, and tiltrotator systems.
Team members from Cat Financial will be available to discuss the latest leasing and financing programs as well as extended protection packages. Whether looking for new or used Cat machines or for repair/rebuild options to keep current machines operational, Cat Financial members will help contractors make the right decision to support their business.
A future of reduced carbon
Caterpillar is positioned to address a wide range of contractors needs on the pathway to decarbonization.
Caterpillar IPSD will exhibit a range of current and future power solutions designed to support OEMs in their energy transition goals. The display features a newly released Cat C3.6 industrial power unit, plus the C7.1, C9.3B, C13B, and C18 engines – each meeting EU Stage V emissions standards and compatible with low-carbon fuels. Fuel options include biodiesel up to B20 and 100 percent hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) to EN15940. The exhibit will also include Caterpillar's latest telematics offering that supports connectivity requirements.