Caterpillar and PLM’s Advanced Technology in the Pipeline Industry

A day at the track
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A closer look at the D7E electric drive tractor.

The lineup.
Pipeline specialists “kicked the tracks” and tried to avoid the healthy portion of clay-heavy Texas mud clinging to the machines, while the Caterpillar/PLM staff answered questions and guided tours. After a display half demonstration, half ballet, human and machine alike had a glow of yellow pride. Of course, it could have been the sun—or am I the only one who came home sunburned?