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.”

That’s because the 966K XE is equipped with an advanced powertrain, featuring a continuously variable transmission system that delivers up to a 25% fuel efficiency improvement without sacrificing performance.

The machine also offers joystick steering, automated transmission operation and a comfortable cab to simplify the operator’s interface and operating technique, something Sierra Mining & Crushing operator Phillip Barrentine has noticed.

“I enjoy running that machine. It keeps up with me, and I’m able to get things done faster,” Barrentine said. “The machine does a lot of the work for you now.”

Watch the video to learn more about how the 966K XE is helping Sierra Mining & Crushing boost efficiency and productivity on the jobsite.

Hear Shane Madsen of Sierra Mining & Crushing explain how he’s paying for a Cat® XE Wheel Loader with the money he saves in fuel.

XE Wheel Loaders

XE Wheel Loaders

Choose speed, power and fuel efficiency when you buy or lease a Cat® 966M XE. Work productively, even in poor underfoot conditions, with help from the disc-type differential lock. And operate comfortably all day long in a spacious cab that features low-effort controls and an improved ride control system.

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Start Saving With This Special Offer on XE Wheel Loaders

Start Saving With This Special Offer on XE Wheel Loaders

Save fuel costs every month when you replace a previous model wheel loader with an XE model. Choose an 18- or 36-month lease agreement and get an extra three years or 5,000 hours of free protection for your power train and hydraulics components. Reliable productivity at the lowest total cost. With less risk. That’s how we’re built.

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