ConExpo Sneak Peak: See What’s In Store For The Underground Market

February 2014, Vol. 69 No. 2
McElroy Fusion Machine

Four Caterpillar exhibit areas will showcase more than 40 machines, most with integrated technologies that help equipment operators, managers and owners get the most from each machine, each hour of operation and throughout its full life cycle. The displays also present a variety of Cat work tools, U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final engines, components and service parts, all designed and manufactured to optimize the performance of Cat machines.

In the North Hall exhibit, booth 10915, displays will focus on Cat Connect, which brings together Cat technology products and services in integrated and scalable forms. Regardless of the size and complexity of the operation or the number of machines utilized, Cat Connect gives customers the flexibility to find the right combinations of technologies and services to meet jobsite requirements and deliver positive business results.

The newest Cat machines to be displayed include F Series hydraulic excavators, M Series medium wheel loaders, new C Series articulated trucks and G Series off-highway rigid-frame trucks, a new track-type tractor, a new wheel tractor-scraper and a new track drill.

In contrast to the big machines, several models of the recently introduced Cat D Series skid steer loaders, compact track loaders and multi terrain loaders will be displayed. The compact machines feature a completely redesigned cab with first-in-class features, new lift arm design for improved sight lines, and increased engine performance.

An additional Caterpillar exhibit, booth 1015 in the Gold Lot, will display about 15 machines including a new motor grader and a new scraper, both of which incorporate new technologies to aid the operator and promote high productivity. This exhibit also is home to the Cat Merchandise Center, Cat Rental and the Cat dealer area. The nearby booth 1332 will display the latest from Caterpillar OEM Solutions. An articulated truck with bare chassis is available for mounting specialty bodies and other equipment. In the South Hall, booth 84318, Caterpillar Product Support will present a wide array of components, parts and services available to keep machines running efficiently.

Ditch Witch, booth 62216
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Specializing in the design, manufacture and distribution of premium underground construction equipment, the Ditch Witch organization is a one-stop source for trenchers, vibratory plows, backhoes, electronic guidance and utility locating tools, horizontal directional drilling systems, drill pipe, downhole tools, chain, teeth and sprockets, vacuum excavation systems and mini skid steers.