Caterpillar to showcase innovation on and beyond the iron at ConExpo
13 March 2017
Caterpillar Inc. is showcasing its latest products and technology at CONEXPO 2017. Show attendees will have the opportunity to experience two Caterpillar exhibits, totaling nearly 60,000 square feet of floor space and featuring more than 40 machines.
“We want our customers – big and small – to be more successful using our products than our competitors’,” said Caterpillar Chief Executive Officer Jim Umpleby. “That means we offer not only great products, but also construction solutions beyond the iron – the technology, data analytics and automation our customers expect and need. CONEXPO is a great opportunity for Caterpillar to showcase the products and solutions our customers use to build the infrastructure that helps improve living standards around the world.”
The Caterpillar North Hall exhibit features many new machines which surround a center display dedicated to Cat® Connect Technology and Services. Caterpillar professionals will show customers how the technology and services help control cost, increase fuel efficiency, achieve productivity and enhance safety. The Gold Lot exhibit features compact equipment used in building construction. A handful of large machines displayed in the Gold Lot represent general construction and aggregates product lines.
“We’re excited to demonstrate how our Cat Connect Technology and Services are enabling our customers to better manage and track projects, monitor safety and performance and measure productivity,” said Bob De Lange, group president of Construction Industries. “Our customers are better equipped than ever to make data-driven decisions faster, resulting in more accurate, safe and efficient operations that help them make more money.”
Caterpillar exhibit highlights include:
Cat Connect Services
Caterpillar and the dealer network have been providing technology-enabled services for years including equipment management and safety services. Adding to the Cat Connect Services portfolio, Caterpillar will display its recently launched productivity services which provide customers information to streamline their operations, control costs, and reduce risk through the deployment of technology and robust data analysis.
A Cat D8T dozer located outside of Peoria, Illinois will be controlled remotely from the operator station in the Gold Lot exhibit. Wireless connectivity enables the operator to work from a safe location, whether nearby or far away. A 988K Wheel Loader, equipped with a Cat Command remote operator console will also be shown in the Gold Lot. Additionally, a live demonstration of a skid steer loader powered by Caterpillar’s RemoteTask™ remote control system will also be conducted in the Gold Lot.
New Product Introductions
Eight Cat machines will make their public debut at CONEXPO, and a half dozen more machines introduced recently will be on display for the first time. The newest Cat machines to be displayed include wheeled excavators (M315F & M317F), wheel loader (950GC), dozer (D6T), articulated truck (745), telehandler (TH514D), a full line of cold planers (PM312, PM825) and B-Series hammers.
More Customer Choices through Expanded Product Line
From small to large operations and light to heavy applications, Cat customers have more choices to meet the demands of their jobsites. Different by design, Cat GC, Standard and XE models are built to match productivity and performance to job requirements. The 950 GC wheel loader combines performance and ease of use with reliability at an exceptional value and can be seen side-by-side with the 950M Standard in the Gold Lot exhibit. Also on display is the 972M XE wheel loader in the North Hall built for the most demanding applications and featuring cutting-edge technology. With the introduction of GC, Standard and XE models, Caterpillar has broadened its product line to offer customers a full range of choices when determining the best machine for their business.
CONEXPO 2017 runs Tuesday, March 7, through Saturday, March 11 and is expected to draw more than 130,000 industry customers. Hundreds of dealer personnel and Caterpillar employees will host thousands of customers and business partners during North America’s largest construction trade show, which is held only once every three years.