Gregory Poole Equipment Company held a product demonstration on Oct. 2 featuring the Caterpillar Next Generation dozers, excavators, compact track loaders and skid steer loaders at Caterpillar's Clayton, N.C., facility.
Guests were able to operate the Next Generation Cat equipment, which included the Cat D6 and D6 electric-drive dozers; Cat 320 and 320 GC excavators; Cat mini-excavators with new stick steer and the Cat compact loaders 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. CEG
There was a variety of Next Generation Caterpillar equipment for the guests to try out.
(L-R): Matt McCullough and Cameron Bentley, both of Sitech Mid Atlantic, go through the benefits of Trimble machine control systems with Barry Suggs and Bobby Friar, both of Palmetto Corp. in Conway, S.C.
(L-R): William Yeager of Branch Civil in Cary, N.C.; Rob Jackson, Brian Metcalf and Glenn Foley, all of Gregory Poole Equipment Company.
Eric Curtis with WM. R. Curtis Company gets an introduction to the Cat 320 excavator from Brian Jackson of Gregory Poole Equipment Company.
Chris Ford (L) of Ford Companies in Clayton, N.C., gets an overview of the Cat Next Generation excavators from Jared Bauer of Gregory Poole Equipment Company.
John Ennis (L) of Ennis Services in Holly Springs, N.C., gets an update on the Next Generation Cat 299D3 compact track loader.
Guests testing out the Next Generation excavators.
This contractor from Durham is trying out the Cat D5K LGP with grade control.
The fully redesigned cab of the Next Generation Cat D6 was enjoyable on a hot October day.
The guests enjoyed the automatic transmissions on the Next Generation D6 machines.