Cat draglines offer the lowest material removal cost per ton, consume less power and emit fewer greenhouse gases than other methods of overburden removal, making them the most productive and environmentally friendly excavators in the industry.
With the support of the Cat Dealer network and Caterpillar’s team of dragline technical experts, you have the partners to keep you performing profitably. We offer:
Cat® Draglines use a combination of size, long operating life, high availability and technology to deliver the low total cost of ownership you need for a strong return on your investment. Please note that not all of the following features may be available on all models. Contact your dealer for more information.
Cat draglines are equipped with AC IGBT Electrics, which deliver superior availability — routinely greater than 95%. This system requires fewer components, with no filters, fuses or circuit breakers required. Regular maintenance on power control models has been eliminated, and maintenance time is reduced thanks to the lack of motor and generator brushes requiring change-out. The electric drive system operates independent of mine network, delivering full power with voltage ±10% and the ability to continue to operate with reduced power with voltage –10% to –30%.
Quality Cat wire rope is the ideal choice for your Cat dragline. It’s manufactured using a thermal injection process that provides complete penetration of plastic into the rope to resist the unwanted effects of abrasion and impact damage by encapsulating the strands to reduce steel-to-steel contact and seal in lubricants that prolong wire life. Cat dragline wire rope is available in 6- and 8-strand design, with and without plastic impregnation; lengths and fittings built to specific requirements.
Cat draglines are equipped to leverage Cat MineStar™ Solutions to further enhance productivity and machine health.
Aftermarket Engineered Solutions (AES) is a specialized Caterpillar sales support team who use their expertise and knowledge specifically to provide custom aftermarket upgrades for the machines they support. They focus all their efforts on working with the dealer and customer to find the right solution to meet the customer’s need
Whether it’s a productivity target, an efficiency increase or a mine plan limitation, AES uses their knowledge of the product as a whole to find the best way to reach that goal. Using a holistic design methodology that balances interrelated component lives, AES provides the best possible, lowest total cost solution.