Caterpillar, Illinois Dealers Welcome IAAP Members to Safety Seminar

Wed December 09, 2009 - Midwest Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Caterpillar experts took time to show a range of tasks their equipment could accomplish inside the demonstration arena.
Caterpillar experts took time to show a range of tasks their equipment could accomplish inside the demonstration arena.
Caterpillar experts took time to show a range of tasks their equipment could accomplish inside the demonstration arena. Brian Sims, senior product demonstrator, now works for Caterpillar after many years in the mining industry.  He took time to drive equipment during the demo and to address safe operating practices. Caterpillar Corporation and its dealers serving the Illinois market pulled out the wheel chocks to welcome IAAP members for the Heavy Equipment Safety Seminar on Nov. 3 and 4 in Peoria, Ill. Valerie Cantrell, customer safety service consultant, explained  the company’s goals to provide individualized training and coaching for environmental, health and safety concerns. Ken Edwards, Cat global mining marketing division manager, let everyone know that the company is committed to designing safety and sustainability into all of its products. Gerry Nichols, senior engineering manager, of Bridgestone addressed safety and longevity in his program. The event included a 385C excavator, a 914G wheel loader, a 740 articulated truck, 772 and 777F off-highway haul trucks, a 988H wheel loader and a D11T track-type tractor. The event included a 988H wheel loader pouring dirt into a 772 off-highway truck. A D11T track-type tractor moves dirt for an enthusiastic crowd.

Caterpillar Corporation and its dealers serving the Illinois market pulled out the wheel chocks to welcome IAAP members for the Heavy Equipment Safety Seminar on Nov. 3 and 4 in Peoria, Ill.

The chance to operate numerous heavy equipment simulators turned out to be the event’s highlight. Representatives from Altorfer Inc., Fabick CAT and Patten Industries Inc. welcomed guests to the Caterpillar Edwards Demonstration and Learning Center.

Between safety topic sessions, Caterpillar experts took time to show a range of tasks their equipment could accomplish inside the demonstration arena. The event included a 385C excavator, a 914G wheel loader, a 740 articulated truck, 772 and 777F off-highway haul trucks, a 988H wheel loader and a D11T track-type tractor.

In addition to Caterpillar, Bridgestone and DBA-SALA had much to say about heavy equipment safety.

For more information, visit www.Safety.Cat.Com.