Caterpillar showing latest Cat products at German trade show

By WEEK Reporter

Caterpillar showing latest Cat products at German trade show

April 15, 2013 Updated Apr 15, 2013 at 10:34 AM CDT

MUNICH -- Caterpillar Inc. and its German dealer, Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH, are exhibiting the latest Cat machines, work tools and engines to thousands of visitors beginning Monday at the world's largest construction industry trade show, bauma 2013.

Caterpillar says that their theme of the show – "Committed to Your Success. All Day. Every Day." means helping customers make more money with Cat products than with any others – and it begins with fuel economy.

"We're launching our first-ever product to use our new hydraulic hybrid technology - the Cat 336E H," Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman said.  "This excavator uses as much as 25 percent less fuel than the standard 336E, without sacrificing performance, and is a core example of Caterpillar's innovation."

Caterpillar is also showing off other products at the show, including:

  • The 988K wheel loader, also being launched at the show, is equipped with an engine type approved for the stringent European Union (EU) Stage IV, and that also uses United States (U.S.) EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards. The 988K also offers up to 20 percent greater fuel efficiency compared to the previous model.
  • The Cat 966K XE wheel loader, equipped with an advanced powertrain system, delivers up to a 25 percent fuel efficiency improvement over the previous model with optimum performance.
  • The Cat D7E Electric Drive track-type tractor, which was introduced in 2009, was the first track-type tractor with a diesel-electric power train to be sold commercially. The company marked a significant milestone in 2012 by selling its 500th D7E.
  • A full range of Stage IV, Tier 4 Final industrial engines and technologies that meet high expectations for reliability, performance, fuel and fluid efficiency and component life, with significantly reduced emissions. Cat industrial engines are utilized by a wide range of Original Equipment Manufacturers in the construction, mining and general industrial sectors.

The show runs from April 15, through April 21. More than 450,000 visitors from 200 countries are expected to attend.

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