Customer Stories

Caterpillar Hosts ‘Loader Championship’ Contest at Logging Trade Show

Since 1972, logging equipment operators have demonstrated their skills by participating in the Loader Championship contest, where they pick up and move wood blocks between two checkerboards using a knuckleboom loader. The contest was first started by Prentice™, a brand Caterpillar acquired in 2007. Today, the contest features the latest Cat® 559C Knuckleboom Loader and is held at logging trade shows throughout the United States.

The Cat Loader Championship is a popular draw, attracting many spectators and a steady stream of contestants. This year, Brian McCumber, Tomahawk, Wis., took first place at the Lake States Logging Congress, Sept. 5-6 in Oshkosh, Wis. The competition is a fundraiser for Log A Load For Kids, an organization sponsored by loggers and other forest products people to raise funds for hospitals associated with the Children’s Miracle Network.

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Dynamic Gas Blending™ Saves Energy Company $700,000 in 11 Months

If you could save big on fuel costs and meet emissions standards by switching to a flexible fuel solution, would you do it? For Southwestern Energy Company (SWN), it was a no-brainer.

An energy and production company headquartered in Houston, Texas, SWN wanted to minimize the high operating costs associated with diesel fuel without affecting uptime, service intervals or component life. Caterpillar Oil & Gas and Cat® dealer Riggs offered a solution—Dynamic Gas Blending™ (DGB™).

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Caterpillar Safety Services Presents Free Monthly Webinars

Caterpillar Safety Services presents free monthly webinars to support customers in building and sustaining safety culture excellence.

These events are delivered by senior safety consultants, often in partnership with Caterpillar customers, and are open to anyone with an interest in improving safety performance. The one-hour presentations are delivered through WebEx and AT&T teleconference and recorded for on-demand viewing through Presenters encourage interactivity from participants and respond to questions and comments during the final 10-15 minutes. Topics range from safety culture and safety management to supervisor training and continuous improvement.

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Contractor of the Year: Idle Time

See how Landon Floyd found new ways to improve fuel efficiency on his jobsite.