Customer Stories

FROM A 747 TO SCRAP IN JUST FOUR DAYS USING CAT® EXCAVATORS

Ever wonder what happens to old planes when they reach the end of their service lives? Brandon Arnold, owner of Custom Construction & Roofing in Roswell, New Mexico, can tell you—his company has used Cat® equipment to demolish more than 40 planes in the past year.

“It just looked cool,” Arnold said, describing how he got into the business. “We were doing construction work on the site and watched another company smash up the planes. I pestered the owner for years, telling him we’d love to do the work, and finally he said, ‘Can you start Monday?’”

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CAPTAIN JOSH TEMPLE RELIES ON CAT® POWERED VESSEL TO SHATTER FISHING RECORD

At the start of the 2014 sport-fishing season in February, Captain Josh Temple of Primetime Adventures set out with a clear goal for the season: to break the current previous world record of 422 blue marlins tagged in the Pacific Ocean in a year. Powering Captain Josh and his crew through their record-breaking season has been the Carol Libby, a 60 foot Spencer SpAmerican (hybrid Spencer and American Custom Yachts) vessel equipped with Cat® marine engines and generator sets.

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CAT® SKID STEER STANDARD SECURITY SYSTEM HELPS RECOVER STOLEN MACHINES

Small and compact machines are susceptible to theft because they’re easy to transport and often hold high resale value. Cygnus Business Media’s 2014 Construction Theft Survey reports that 83 percent of construction equipment owners were victims of theft and 64 percent never recovered the equipment. In fact, one company’s experience with machine theft led to a complete overhaul in fleet management strategy. Ideker Inc., a family-owned construction operation based in St. Joseph, Missouri, has had two machines stolen in the last 12 months.

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