Attendees Get In Get Real at Ohio CAT Demo Events

Thu October 10, 2013 - Midwest Edition
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Kent R Pellegrini, global product application specialist of Caterpillar Inc., explains the features of the new 336EH hybrid excavator.
Kent R Pellegrini, global product application specialist of Caterpillar Inc., explains the features of the new 336EH hybrid excavator.
Kent R Pellegrini, global product application specialist of Caterpillar Inc., explains the features of the new 336EH hybrid excavator. Rudy (L) and Tony Zollinger of Zollinger Sand & Gravel try out Cat’s D6N dozer equipped with AccuGrade duel GPS for fully automatic grade control. (L-R): Robert Lee and Matt Malone of Kurtz Brothers joined Clint Aubley of Ohio CAT and Tim Lee of Kurtz Brothers to learn more about Cat’s 320E excavator. According to Jerome Prusakiewicz of Welded Construction, seen here in the new CAT 336E hybrid, the machine operates smoothly and quietly, and has significant power. (L-R): Jonathan Liskovec and Scott White from Bay Village speak with Ohio CAT’s Brian Gillard about this Cat 262D skid steer. Ohio CAT’s Chris Harris (L) and Ned Herald were on hand to talk about IROCK crushing and screening equipment.

Ohio CAT held two “Get In Get Real” events on Sept. 17 and Sept. 19 as a part of Caterpillar’s national demonstration events program. The events were held at the Ohio Operating Engineers Training Facilities in Richfield and Miamisburg, Ohio, respectively, providing ample space for attendees to get in and put the machines to work.

Each of the events began with classroom presentations followed by machine walk-arounds and stick time for attendees. In addition to Ohio CAT representatives, Cat factory representatives were on hand to provide insights into the design benefits being introduced. Products featured at the events were Caterpillar’s new 336EH hybrid and 320L RR (reduced radius) excavators, Cat’s CT660 vocational truck, and a variety of backhoes, dozers, skid steer and compact track loaders and wheel loaders.

According to Ohio CAT’s Mike Burdett, a major theme at the events was the cost/value proposition of machine control and guidance paired with machines capable of moving more dirt while burning less fuel.

Attendees at the event were provided lunch and an opportunity to win door prizes including a one-week free rental of a Cat machine.