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Fri August 05, 2011 - Southeast Edition
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The new Cat CT660 vocational truck made its debut on the showroom floor of Yancey Bros. Co. in Austell, Ga., on July 22.
The new Cat CT660 vocational truck made its debut on the showroom floor of Yancey Bros. Co. in Austell, Ga., on July 22.
The new Cat CT660 vocational truck made its debut on the showroom floor of Yancey Bros. Co. in Austell, Ga., on July 22. Yancey Bros. Co’s Vocational Truck Sales Manager Guy Milliken (L) points out all the major electronics and service points on the Cat CT13 engine under the hood of the CT660 to Kevin Newsome of Newsome Trucking Company, Ball Ground, Ga. David Lanier (L) and Connor Caffrey, both of Caffrey Construction, Hiram, Ga., check out the comfort and ergonomics of the interior of the cab of the CT660. (L-R): Yancey and Caterpillar representatives John McLean, Yancey Bros. Co.; Joe O’Leary, Copart Inc., Austell, Ga.; Tanner Dahlke, Caterpillar Inc.; and Brad Hester also of Copart Inc., joined their customers at the event to show their appreciation Gary Horton (2nd from R), Horton’s Inc., a grading and plumbing contractor based in Newnan, Ga., came equipped with spec sheets and talked about putting his next truck together with (L-R) Guy Milliken, Yancey Bros. Co.; Adam Ackerman, Caterpillar In Making sure their guests were well fed throughout the day are the Yancey Bros. “grill masters” Preston Smith (L) and Bruce Garner. The lunch line wrapped around the frame of the Cat CT660 as hungry guests prepared to enjoy the customer appreciation barbecue. The show room floor of Yancey’s headquarters facility in Austell, Ga., was the place to be on July 22.

Caterpillar’s first-ever on-highway truck model rolled onto the showroom floor at Yancey Bros. Co.’s Austell, Ga., headquarters on July 22. Contractors and trucking firm representatives turned out in droves with approximately 300 attending the preview of the new Cat CT660 which was held in conjunction with Yancey’s customer appreciation cookout.

Designed with the truck operator in mind, the cab construction of the Cat CT660 vocational truck is the result of customer input and years of Caterpillar research. The customizable chassis provides more than 20 different vocational configurations including dump, refuse, hauler and mixer body types.

Kevin Newsome of Newsome Trucking Inc., Ball Ground, Ga., gave high marks for the new CAT vocational trucks.

“Overall, I really liked it. I like the cab design, it was very comfortable. The frame seemed extremely durable. It’s just an all around good looking truck. Was very happy with it and I can’t wait to get to drive one of them. I think this is something that I want to consider for a future purchase.”

Gary Horton of Horton’s Inc., Newnan, Ga. also was quite impressed with the CT660.

“It’s a good-looking truck. I love the ground clearance and the options on it. I think it will fit my applications and I’m very serious about purchasing one. Yancey has given me great support in the past on my Caterpillar equipment and I’m confident they’ll do the same for the truck line.”