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Contractors Discover Next Generation of Caterpillar Equipment at Blanchard Machinery

Mon May 06, 2019 - Southeast Edition #10
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Blanchard Machinery Company hosted a machine showcase attended by more than 100 contractors April 23 in Columbia, S.C.

Demonstrations of the Next Generation of Cat equipment were offered throughout the day. The machines included the Cat D6 dozer; Cat 330 30-ton and integrated 3D Cat 336 36-ton excavators; the Cat 120 motor grader; the Cat 308 CR mini-excavator with new stick steer and the Cat 299 compact loader with Trimble Earthworks Go!

The Next Generation of Cat excavators are built to increase operating efficiency, lower fuel and maintenance costs and improve operator comfort with unique combinations of purpose-built features designed to achieve productivity and cost targets.

The new, Next Generation Cat D6 LGP dozer moves material at a lower cost with a fully automatic transmission, outstanding fuel efficiency and reduced service and maintenance costs, while a choice of Cat Connect Grade technology features adds to ease of operation. Users may choose from updated configurations and enjoy a fully redesigned cab.

With the new, Next Generation Cat 120 motor grader, options from cab to controls are in the user's hands, along with better fuel economy and maintenance costs to lower overall operating expenses. With a choice of levers and a steering wheel or joysticks, this model gives customers options to fit their needs.

The Cat 308 CR mini-excavator with new stick steer has easy-to-operate, user-friendly controls and an intuitive Next Generation monitor that provides customizable machine operator preferences with easy-to-read information.

The Cat 299 compact loader featuring Trimble Earthworks Go! is designed for fine grading and leveling of large commercial properties, housing pads, roadways, and parking lots and can operate both manually and automatically with the use of laser or GPS grading systems.

Blanchard Machinery will hold a spring sale and auction May 30 at its used parts facility in West Columbia.

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(L-R): Ryan, Michael and Donald Taylor of Taylor Brothers Construction Company, in Columbia, S.C., meet up with Katherine Blanchard Whittle, Rozier Blanchard and Brian Smith of Blanchard Machinery.
(L-R): Ryan, Michael and Donald Taylor of Taylor Brothers Construction Company, in Columbia, S.C., meet up with Katherine Blanchard Whittle, Rozier Blanchard and Brian Smith of Blanchard Machinery.

(L-R): Joel Reynolds and Brian Smith of Blanchard Machinery meet with Jason Wilkie and Jonathan Hornick of J.C. Wilkie Construction in Lexington, N.C.
(L-R): Joel Reynolds and Brian Smith of Blanchard Machinery meet with Jason Wilkie and Jonathan Hornick of J.C. Wilkie Construction in Lexington, N.C.

The Cat 120 AWD motor grader offers precision and comfort, as well as up to 15 percent better fuel efficiency, lower maintenance costs and a touchscreen display with Cat Grade technology.
The Cat 120 AWD motor grader offers precision and comfort, as well as up to 15 percent better fuel efficiency, lower maintenance costs and a touchscreen display with Cat Grade technology.

(L-R): Harry Hurley, Blanchard Machinery, gets together with Richard Jackson and Larry Owens of C.R. Jackson Inc. in Columbia, S.C.
(L-R): Harry Hurley, Blanchard Machinery, gets together with Richard Jackson and Larry Owens of C.R. Jackson Inc. in Columbia, S.C.

(L-R): Felix Garcia, Hermilo Cortes, Kit Rowe, Colie Rowe and Joseph Branham, all of M.C. Rowe Construction in Ridgeway, S.C., and Roger Wise, Blanchard Machinery, inspect the Cat 305.5E2 CR hydraulic mini-excavator, which delivers high performance, durability and versatility in a compact design.
(L-R): Felix Garcia, Hermilo Cortes, Kit Rowe, Colie Rowe and Joseph Branham, all of M.C. Rowe Construction in Ridgeway, S.C., and Roger Wise, Blanchard Machinery, inspect the Cat 305.5E2 CR hydraulic mini-excavator, which delivers high performance, durability and versatility in a compact design.

In front of the Cat 336 excavator (L-R) are Drew Clark, Robert Collins and Daniel Collins of Robert Collins Company in Columbia, S.C.  The Cat excavator offers premium performance with simple-to-use technologies like Cat Grade with 2D, Grade Assist, and Payload — all standard from the factory — to boost operator efficiencies up to 45 percent.
In front of the Cat 336 excavator (L-R) are Drew Clark, Robert Collins and Daniel Collins of Robert Collins Company in Columbia, S.C. The Cat excavator offers premium performance with simple-to-use technologies like Cat Grade with 2D, Grade Assist, and Payload — all standard from the factory — to boost operator efficiencies up to 45 percent.

E-fence comes standard on the 330 and 336 excavators. This simple feature lets users create invisible electronic boundaries over, under and around the excavator. If any part of the machine breaches the boundaries, motion stops, protecting people and property and reducing risk.
E-fence comes standard on the 330 and 336 excavators. This simple feature lets users create invisible electronic boundaries over, under and around the excavator. If any part of the machine breaches the boundaries, motion stops, protecting people and property and reducing risk.

(L-R): Boyd and Rozier Blanchard welcome Larry Owens of C.R. Jackson Inc. in Columbia, S.C.
(L-R): Boyd and Rozier Blanchard welcome Larry Owens of C.R. Jackson Inc. in Columbia, S.C.

On hand to demonstrate the Cat 299 compact track loader (L-R) are John Balanda, Becky Huskins, Kyle Myers, Sean Frizelle, Benjamin Nann and Randy Rohrer of Sitech Mid-Atlantic; Mike Carris of Trimble and Michael Denning of Blanchard Machinery. The Cat 299, equipped with Cat Boxblade (BB124) and Trimble Earthworks Go!, offers many benefits.
On hand to demonstrate the Cat 299 compact track loader (L-R) are John Balanda, Becky Huskins, Kyle Myers, Sean Frizelle, Benjamin Nann and Randy Rohrer of Sitech Mid-Atlantic; Mike Carris of Trimble and Michael Denning of Blanchard Machinery. The Cat 299, equipped with Cat Boxblade (BB124) and Trimble Earthworks Go!, offers many benefits.



(L-R): Brian Smith of Blanchard Machinery and Heath Hanna and Robert Thompson of Contour Mining, Columbia, S.C., look over the Cat D6.
(L-R): Brian Smith of Blanchard Machinery and Heath Hanna and Robert Thompson of Contour Mining, Columbia, S.C., look over the Cat D6.

Attendees listen to a presentation on the Next Generation of Cat excavators, which are built to accommodate a wide range of job requirements. Whether the focus is driving down cost per hour, raising the bar on performance and fuel efficiency or hitting big, bold production and cost targets, there’s a new Cat excavator ready.
Attendees listen to a presentation on the Next Generation of Cat excavators, which are built to accommodate a wide range of job requirements. Whether the focus is driving down cost per hour, raising the bar on performance and fuel efficiency or hitting big, bold production and cost targets, there’s a new Cat excavator ready.

Blanchard demonstrates a Cat 299D compact track loader with Trimble Earthworks Go!
Blanchard demonstrates a Cat 299D compact track loader with Trimble Earthworks Go!



(L-R): Darrin Sheriff, Palmetto Corp. Florence, S.C.; Mike Denning and Scott Hill of Blanchard Machinery; Hugo Aravena of Caterpillar, gather in front of an excavator.
(L-R): Darrin Sheriff, Palmetto Corp. Florence, S.C.; Mike Denning and Scott Hill of Blanchard Machinery; Hugo Aravena of Caterpillar, gather in front of an excavator.

Looking over a Cat 308 excavator (L-R) are Jason Rupert of Caterpillar; Don Wise of Blanchard Machinery; B.J. Griffin of Lancaster County Water Sewer District; Carl Smith, CCS of York County; and Brad Faile, also of LCWSD.5
Looking over a Cat 308 excavator (L-R) are Jason Rupert of Caterpillar; Don Wise of Blanchard Machinery; B.J. Griffin of Lancaster County Water Sewer District; Carl Smith, CCS of York County; and Brad Faile, also of LCWSD.5

Touring the demo grounds (L-R) are Brian Hutchison, Blanchard Machinery; Brian Hoesel, Caterpillar; Roy Chipley, Chipley Company, Florence; and Brad Bahr and Zach Yaekel of Caterpillar.
Touring the demo grounds (L-R) are Brian Hutchison, Blanchard Machinery; Brian Hoesel, Caterpillar; Roy Chipley, Chipley Company, Florence; and Brad Bahr and Zach Yaekel of Caterpillar.

Andrew Wallace (L) of Blanchard Machinery goes over the Cat 120 motor grader with John Gunter of Owens Fisher in Lexington, S.C.
Andrew Wallace (L) of Blanchard Machinery goes over the Cat 120 motor grader with John Gunter of Owens Fisher in Lexington, S.C.

(L-R): Lawrence Quiller, LWQ Grading & More in Graniteville, S.C.; G.L. Williams, G.L. Williams & Daughter Trucking in Graniteville, S.C.; and Erik Hoffman, Dale Atkerson and Keith Lomas of Blanchard Machinery await the next live demo.
(L-R): Lawrence Quiller, LWQ Grading & More in Graniteville, S.C.; G.L. Williams, G.L. Williams & Daughter Trucking in Graniteville, S.C.; and Erik Hoffman, Dale Atkerson and Keith Lomas of Blanchard Machinery await the next live demo.