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Caterpillar

It was an event a year in the making. More than 10,000 operators from 30 countries participated in local operator challenges held by 70 Cat dealers worldwide. Less than 100 semifinalists proving their mettle at the local level met on four different continents to compete in the regional championships held in late 2019.

Two new Cat Next Generation wheeled excavators — the Cat M314 and M318 — feature multiple design updates that boost machine efficiency and lower long-term operating costs. Advanced hydraulics more efficiently power attachments, including Cat tiltrotators to increase machine flexibility at the job site.

The Next Generation Cat 395 excavator offers contractors up to 10 percent more production, two times more structural durability and up to 20 percent less maintenance costs than the industry leader it replaces, the 390F. "We increased swing torque and stick force by 10 percent," said Brian Abbott, worldwide product manager for Caterpillar large excavators.

Caterpillar launched two new 13-ton class Next Generation excavator models — the Cat 313 and 313 GC — with new features that elevate machine performance, increase efficiencies and lower owning and operating costs. The new 313 excavator boasts increased power and a range of standard Cat technologies designed to boost operator efficiencies by up to 45 percent.

Caterpillar launched two new 13-ton class Next Generation excavator models — the Cat 313 and 313 GC — with new features that elevate machine performance, increase efficiencies and lower owning and operating costs. The new 313 excavator boasts increased power and a range of standard Cat technologies designed to boost operator efficiencies by up to 45 percent.

Offering superior performance in a compact design, the new Cat 315 Next Gen excavator features a new powertrain, technology and simplified maintenance to boost performance, efficiency and productivity. Built with a spacious new cab design, the new excavator delivers a more comfortable working environment than the 315F L and 314F L (Japan) models it replaces.

Caterpillar Work Tools now has a TiltRotate System (TRS) for Cat Next Gen mini-excavators. The new TRS6 and TRS8 models allow attached work tools (including buckets, forks, grapples, brooms and compactors) to rotate 360 degrees and tilt 40 degrees side-to-side, enabling the machine to reach more work areas from a single position, while maneuvering tools over, under and around obstructions when excavating, grading ditches, sorting recycle materials or placing pipe.

Three new Cat SMART attachments, the dozer blade, grader blade and backhoe, are designed to add significant versatility to a range of D3 Series Cat skid steer loaders, compact track loaders, and multi-terrain loaders. The control systems for the new attachments allow easily adapting the machine's standard controls to precisely match the recognized SMART attachments' control needs.

Three new Cat SMART attachments, the dozer blade, grader blade and backhoe, are designed to add significant versatility to a range of D3 Series Cat skid steer loaders, compact track loaders, and multi-terrain loaders. The control systems for the new attachments allow easily adapting the machine's standard controls to precisely match the recognized SMART attachments' control needs.

The new Cat GRADE with 3D for motor graders allows contractors to realize the improved grading efficiency, accuracy and productivity of automated grading systems without the limitations associated with GPS masts. The new integrated mastless grade system can be installed and calibrated at the factory on new machine orders or as a field retrofit for existing models in customers' fleets.

The new Cat GRADE with 3D for motor graders allows contractors to realize the improved grading efficiency, accuracy and productivity of automated grading systems without the limitations associated with GPS masts. The new integrated mastless grade system can be installed and calibrated at the factory on new machine orders or as a field retrofit for existing models in customers' fleets.