Customer Stories

Lions, Tigers and Multi Terrain Loaders at the Nashville Zoo

A new Cat® machine is roaming the Nashville Zoo to help with renovations and exhibit expansions at the popular Music City destination. Nashville-based Cat Financial and Cat dealer Thompson Machinery delivered a Cat 277C Multi Terrain Loader to help build new entrances, ticket booths and a new bear enclosure.

 “The Zoo is going through such an enormous expansion right now,” says Nashville Zoo President Rick Schwartz. “We’re doing more this year than we’ve done any other year, and we just need more equipment.”

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Cat® Truck Helps Save the Fourth of July Along Peoria’s Riverfront

In late June, when the Illinois River reached 24 feet—about six feet over flood stage—the city of Peoria had to work fast to keep the water from dampening one of the community’s biggest celebrations.

“They needed to save the Fourth of July,” says Chris Dillon, vice president of J.C. Dillon Inc., a local plumbing, heating and underground utility firm. “The river was originally supposed to crest at 24 feet, but it just kept raining and the river just kept rising.”

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Cat® Excavators Serve As Base For Drill Rigs Installing High Rise Foundations In Chicago

During a winter’s day on Chicago’s north side when the high temperature never reached 20°F, a CZMEK250 Drill Rig pulled reams of steaming blue clay from a five-foot diameter hole. In Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood, two city blocks were cleared for construction of a mixed-use, 21-story high rise, an eight-story parking ramp, and a three-story shopping center. To support the structures, Case Foundation Company was drilling 335 caissons ranging from 30 inches to eight feet in diameter.    

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