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Altorfer Power Systems Showcases Cat CT660 at Open House

Thu February 02, 2012 - Midwest Edition
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Chuck Egan of Solid Waste Agency, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is looking to add another articulated Cat truck to his company’s fleet.
Chuck Egan of Solid Waste Agency, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is looking to add another articulated Cat truck to his company’s fleet.
Chuck Egan of Solid Waste Agency, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is looking to add another articulated Cat truck to his company’s fleet. Driver Paul Blinks had the privilege of picking up and getting this new Cat CT660 into service for new owners Proffitt of Solon, Iowa. Jackson County Iowa Highway Department Lead Man Dale Miller (L) and Shop Foreman Shawn Heer are enjoying the open house event. Altorfer Illinois Truck Sales Manager Jim Painter (R) points out the truck features to Benton County Iowa Shop Foreman Dan Higdon.

Altorfer Power Systems of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, held an open house Dec. 14 showcasing the first Cat CT660 Vocational Truck sold in the state.

The Cat CT660 Vocational Truck, officially launched at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 tradeshow in March, first arrived at Altorfer Power Systems in late October. The truck then went to a body builder for dump box installation, and was delivered to the first customer in Iowa on Dec. 9.

Ed Smith, truck sales Representative for Altorfer Power Systems, said the new owner, Jay Proffitt of Jay Proffitt Construction, approached him early this year about acquiring the first CT660 in Iowa.

“When the truck was first announced, Jay came to us and said he wanted the first Cat truck in Iowa. In fact, he delayed getting a new truck until he could buy Cat,” said Smith. “He has been very loyal to Caterpillar and the quality, durability and customer care that comes along with it.”

Smith added that Proffitt has been pleased with the new truck, and the custom design for his application. Jay Proffitt Construction primarily uses the truck for hauling gravel for their business, and for quarries in the area.

Approximately 60 people attended the open house with many attendees expressing interest in the truck.

Additional events displaying the CT660 Vocational Truck will be held in 2012, including the Missouri Dump Truckers Association Trade Show in Colombia, Missouri and the Midwest Truck and Trailer Show in Peoria, Illinois.

For more than 50 years, Altorfer Inc. has served the construction, agriculture, landscaping and trades, manufacturing, material handling, rental, mining, governmental, trucking and power generation industries.

Altorfer Inc.’s power division, Altorfer Power Systems, provides power generation sales, rental and support, and truck and industrial engines sales and support throughout Southeast Iowa, Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri.

For more information, visit www.altorfer.com.