Caterpillar’s Building Construction Products Division offers the complete package for customers. The machines excel in performance and offer customized control and versatility.
This year’s CONEXPO-CON/AGG showcased the new 914K Compact Wheel Loader. It features Caterpillar’s exclusive Optimized Z-bar loader linkage. It combines the benefits of both the previous IT loader and a conventional Z-bar linkage.
“Tied in with the Cat® optimized Z-bar loader, we have two buttons that provide adjustable settings for both the loader and the drivetrain,” said Jim Joy, marketing engineer for Cat Compact Loaders.
“I can have these on the highest settings, which gives me very aggressive cycle times for tight V cycle truck loading. Or I can back those down to the lowest setting and now I can do very heavy palette fork work, which is very smooth, controllable and safe. Now I’m adjusting the machine to the task, not just trying to operate differently. So that way we’re using technology to make it better and safer for the operator.”
The 914K also has a streamlined engine that is longitudinal. That gives operators great visibility over their shoulders.
Also at CONEXPO, Caterpillar has created the new D Series Skid Steer Loaders, featuring a completely redesigned cab.
“What it really gives to the customer is it gives them a nice quiet operator environment,” said Kevin Coleman, skid steer and multi terrain loader product marketing specialist. “It gives them an opportunity to have a sealed pressurized environment, which keeps them clean and comfortable all day long.”
The skid steer loaders can also be equipped with the industry first integrated rear view camera.
“That integrated portion of it is very key, because it integrates into the display we provide on the cab,” said Coleman. “You don’t have to look for another location to put a view point or separate display, so it’s very clean it’s very usable for operators who sits and operates for a long period of time in that day.”
This series of skid steer loaders were designed to make the customer more comfortable, productive and safer on the job.
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