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ISSUE 9: Cat off-highway trucks celebrating 50 years

In 1963, Caterpillar introduced its first off-highway truck, the 32-tonne (35-ton) 769. Built to handle the rigors of mining, quarries, heavy construction and industrial applications, it was the first of more than a dozen off-highway truck models produced at the Caterpillar facility in Decatur, Illinois, USA, over the next 50 years.

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Caterpillar introduces new 988K Wheel Loader

The new Cat® 988K Wheel Loader builds on a 50-year history of profitable performance for Caterpillar customers around the world. The new model, which is available with two engine versions to meet environmental regulations, offers improved fuel efficiency, greater maneuverability, and an all-new operator station.

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ISSUE 8: Caterpillar purchase of Bucyrus creates unprecedented opportunities for mining

For nearly 100 years, Cat and Bucyrus products worked alongside each other on mine sites around the world — drilling and digging, loading and hauling, grading and dozing. Now they have united their strengths to create a powerful new opportunity for the company, its employees, its customers and the mining industry.

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ISSUE 8: Assembling the 795F AC in remote area of northern Sweden

The Cat® 795F AC truck weighs nearly 200 tonnes and is 9 meters wide. Obviously, it can’t just drive from the factory to a mine site. It has to be shipped in carefully organized crates and put together on site. So when the Aitik mine in northern Sweden ordered a new fleet of these machines, Cat dealer Pon Power had to send a team of on-site experts and factory representatives to oversee the process and get the new truck up and running. » Read more

ISSUE 7: High-hour Cat 5130 shovel moves its last coal

After an illustrious career of more than 15 years moving coal and overburden on Texas Westmoreland Coal Company’s Jewett mine, a Cat 5130 hydraulic mining shovel affectionately nicknamed “Boo-One” has been put to rest after 115,863 service meter hours. » Read more
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