Customer Stories

When the Trash Doesn't Stop, Neither Does the Cat® 950K Wheel Loader

At the City of Dallas Sanitation Department's Southwest Transfer Station, "the trash doesn't stop," says Equipment Maintenance Manager Stan Davis. Fortunately, neither does the operation's Cat® 950K Wheel Loader. 

Capable of processing 250 tons of trash a day, the 950K mounds refuse and recyclables into piles on the transfer station floor, then pushes them through loading slots into empty trailers. And it works fast—loading 42,000 to 45,000 pounds of material in just four or five minutes, about half the time required by previous loaders.

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Good Equipment Management Extends Life of Cat® 160M to 18,000 Hours—and Counting

“If you take care of the little things, the big things take care of themselves.” That’s the equipment management philosophy Leo McDaniel, shop foreman for the Bouchier Group, abides by—and with one machine currently exceeding 18,000 hours of operation, it’s clearly working.

The Alberta, Canada-based company purchased a Cat® 160M Motor Grader in 2008, the first year M Series models were introduced. Seven years and nearly 20,000 hours later, it’s still a primary production machine—and its longevity can’t be attributed to easy work

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At the Georgia Aquarium, Penguins, Alligators, Whales & More Rely on Cat® Power  

It’s no secret that people around the world rely on Cat® power, but African penguins, American alligators and Beluga whales? At the Georgia Aquarium, these water-based creatures—and 100,000 other animals—definitely do.

The Atlanta-based facility features more animals than any other aquarium, in more than 10 million gallons of water. A power outage wouldn’t just be disruptive to visitors—it could be devastating to the fish, birds, reptiles, amphibians and others who call the aquarium home.

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