Customer Stories

Fuel Savings Help Sierra Mining & Crushing Pay for New Cat® XE Wheel Loader

When he traded his Cat® 980G Wheel Loader for the 966K XE model, Sierra Mining & Crushing CEO Shane Madsen got more than he bargained for—more fuel savings, that is. In fact, he estimates he saves enough in fuel to cover about half of his machine payment every month.

“Everything about it is cheaper to operate,” he said of the 966K XE, which his recycling company uses to load trucks and crushers. “And it makes [the work] look easy.”

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New Study Shows Cat® Equipment Leads the Way Among Excavating Contractors 

What have U.S. excavating contractors been buying the last five years? A lot of Cat® equipment—new and used—according to a recent study by Equipment World.

The study looked at equipment financed by 71 contractors between 2010 and November 2014—a total of 5,758 machines. The contractors were divided into three size classes based on annual sales: small (under $5 million), medium ($5-15 million) and large ($16 million and above).

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What Loggers Say About the New Cat® D Series Skidder

Building on Caterpillar's 40+ years' experience designing and manufacturing skidders, the new Cat® D Series Wheel Skidder delivers more productivity at lower operating cost. Read what loggers who helped with the design have to say about its power, strength and maneuverability:

From the first meeting to the second meeting, I felt they listened to what we had to say and really took into consideration what we thought. We saw some of it implemented the second time we met. That was reassuring. It showed that a corporation like Caterpillar would actually listen to their operators.

Brandon Rampey
Rampey Logging Inc. and Renewable Energy Innovations Inc.
Lakeland, Georgia

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