Caterpillar to Showcase Electro-Motive Heavy-Haul Locomotive

For Release Worldwide: August 2012

Release Number: 304PR12

At MINExpo 2012, visitors to the Caterpillar exhibit, booth 6229 in Central Hall, will see firsthand the largest single exhibit in the history of the show as well as the first heavy-haul locomotive to be displayed at MINExpo. The 52,000-square-foot (4831-square-meter) Caterpillar exhibit features 18 complete mining and support machines and myriad components, models and technology displays representing the broadest mining product line available and the most extensive customer support system in the world.

Unique among all machines within the Caterpillar exhibit and throughout the hundreds of MINExpo displays, the Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) SD70ACe locomotive—decked out in Caterpillar yellow—will give the mining world an opportunity to explore the railroad technology that transports minerals to market. At 420,000 pounds (190,000 kg), the massive locomotive earns its place alongside some of the largest mobile equipment in the world. 

EMD introduced the 4,400—traction-horsepower (3243 kilowatt), diesel-electric SD70ACe model in 2005 for heavy-haul freight applications worldwide.  This powerful and efficient locomotive integrates EMD’s highly reliable 16-cylinder 710 engine, EM2000 microprocessor control system and AC traction.

The advanced technologies of the SD70ACe locomotive provide key product solutions for mining operations, such as the following:

  • Safety. Safety features include the crashworthy designed QuietCab, compatible with all cab signaling and safety systems. 
  • Reliability and Availability. The SD70ACe sets the standard with simplified maintenance and a longer maintenance interval. It also provides advanced diagnostics and remote monitoring capabilities.
  • Sustainability. The SD70ACe is a fuel-efficient machine—providing more than 600 ton-miles per gallon (230 tonne-kilometers per liter).  Furthermore, EMD locomotives are durable, lasting 40 years or more, and can be rebuilt reusing 80 percent of the core components to extend the locomotive life.

SD70ACe locomotives operate in mining operations across the globe, including the United States, Canada, South America, the Middle East, Africa and Australia.  This service-proven workhorse offers leading performance in harsh conditions and the world’s most demanding applications—a perfect fit within Caterpillar and within the mining industry.

Visit the Caterpillar exhibit at MINExpo or www.emdiesels.com to learn more about the SD70ACe locomotive. For more information about Caterpillar at MINExpo, go to: https://mining.cat.com/MINExpo


About Electro-Motive Diesel:

Founded in 1922, Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc., a subsidiary of Progress Rail Services Corp., a Caterpillar company, is an original equipment manufacturer of diesel-electric locomotives. Headquartered in LaGrange, Illinois, with additional manufacturing facilities and business offices around the world, EMD designs, manufactures and sells diesel-electric locomotives for all commercial railroad applications and has sold its products in more than 70 countries worldwide. EMD is the only diesel-electric locomotive manufacturer to have produced more than 72,500 engines and has the largest installed base in both North America and worldwide. In addition to its manufacturing activities, EMD has an extensive aftermarket business offering customers replacement parts, maintenance solutions, and a range of value-added services. EMD is also a global provider of diesel engines for marine propulsion, offshore and land-based oil well drilling rigs, and stationary power generation. Additional information may be found at www.EMDieseles.com.

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