Cat Unveils New Equipment, Tier IV Migration Strategy

Wed November 20, 2013 - National Edition
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The 972M wheel loader was just one piece of equipment on display at the Cat press event in Peoria, Ill.  The wheel loader was put through its paces in the spacious demo area at Caterpillar’s Edwards Demonstration and learning center.
The 972M wheel loader was just one piece of equipment on display at the Cat press event in Peoria, Ill. The wheel loader was put through its paces in the spacious demo area at Caterpillar’s Edwards Demonstration and learning center.
The 972M wheel loader was just one piece of equipment on display at the Cat press event in Peoria, Ill.  The wheel loader was put through its paces in the spacious demo area at Caterpillar’s Edwards Demonstration and learning center. The Edwards Demonstration facility is large enough to hold a large number of equipment types, including this Cat 772G off-highway truck. Dave Ellington of Caterpillar was on hand to outline the features of the 770G/772G off-highway trucks. The 730C articulated truck features a number of enhancements to make the cab more comfortable to the operator. The 982M wheel loader boasts a number of enhancements to the cab designed to sharply improve visibility. Scott Thomas of Caterpillar demonstrates the ease of repair accessibility on the 730C articulated truck. Scott Thomas shows how the 730C articulated truck was designed to allow for on-the-ground access to many of its features. The 972M is on display at the Edwards Demonstration facility. The Cat 299D skid steer loader also was on display at the event.


Caterpillar announced the debut of several new equipment models and a brand new strategy for migrating used equipment from Tier IV standard to lesser regulated territories across the globe at a press event held at its Peoria, Ill., headquarters Nov. 6 to 8.

The press was given a sneak peak at the new 980M and 982M wheel loaders, the C Series articulated dump trucks — 725C, 730C and 730C EJ ejector — and an overview of the new D series skid steer loaders released in October.

Cat employees were on hand to provide walk-arounds of the equipment, as well as allow time for the members of the press to jump into the driver’s seats of the new models.