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For bauma 2022, being held in Munich from 24-30 October, Caterpillar is preparing a substantial showcase of its latest offerings for the construction and mining markets
Cat construction equipment will be displayed by Cat dealer Zeppelin inside and outside Hall B6 and, under the theme ‘Let’s Do The Work’, the overarching messages will expand beyond the equipment to highlight Caterpillar’s broad range of technology, services and sustainability solutions. 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 from its diverse product range, from 0.5L to 30L, in Hall A4, stand 336.
Among the multiple advanced 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. Accessed via laptops and mobile devices, Cat Productivity will on show, demonstrating an easy to implement cloud-based application that provides a complete overview of machine and jobsite production.
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 to help increase operator efficiency. The Cat PL161 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.
With more than 1.2mn connected assets capturing and reporting machine operating data, Cat dealers can offer customers solutions like VisionLink to help increase uptime and maximise profitability. Attendees will experience many services choices at bauma. One key offering is Customer Value Agreements (CVA) which provides customers hassle-free 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; the cloud-based Cat Service Information system (SIS); Remote Services including Remote TroubleShoot and Remote Flash; and Cat Self-Service Options.
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.
Caterpillar has also made a consorted effort to support their customer’s green commitments through products, services and solutions that lower greenhouse gas emissions, improve efficiency and productivity and deliver energy flexibility. The D6 XE, the world’s first high drive electric drive dozer, moves up to 35% more material per liter of fuel than the predecessor D6T and the 20 next generation Cat excavators on display with capacities from 1.6 to 95 tonnes all feature increased productivity and lower fuel consumption. Caterpillar will unveil to bauma 2022 attendees several electric models currently under development as, in the future, certain models of Cat equipment will include battery-electric with zero-exhaust emissions while still delivering superior productivity.
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 rugged reliability and value – to effectively meet a broad range of customer 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. Among the exhibited compact wheel loaders, attendees will see the recently introduced Cat 906, 907 and 908 (in a high-lift configuration) models.
The nearly 30 displayed Caterpillar Global Construction & Infrastructure (GCI) models are anchored by nine tracked and four wheeled next generation excavators ranging in capacity from 15 to 95 tonnes, a rail-road excavator and three material handlers. 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.
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 excels in low- to medium-duty applications and delivers reliable, low-cost operation in a range of applications from government and municipal work to country road maintenance and finish grading. Designed for rental and low- to medium-duty applications, the exhibited Cat CB2.5 GC utility compactor and CS12 GC vibratory compactor deliver 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 vast range includes hammers, sheers, grapples, couplers, buckets, Smart dozer blades, augers, demolition grapples, and tiltrotator systems.
Caterpillar IPSD will exhibit in Hall A4, stand 336 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% hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) to EN15940, to support customers’ sustainability goals. The exhibit will also include Caterpillar’s latest telematics service offering that supports the customers’ connectivity requirements.