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Seeing big iron in action

Seeing big iron in action

For those looking to see big iron in 2016, the place to be was MINExpo International in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. For those looking to see that big iron in action, the place to be was Caterpillar’s Tinaja Hills Demonstration & Learning Center, where the company hosted customers to product and technology demonstrations before and after MINExpo.

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building a successful mine and a thriving community

Round Mountain and Cashman Equipment: Working together to build a successful mine and a thriving community

Cat Dealer Cashman Equipment is much more than a service provider to Round Mountain gold mine in Nevada, USA. The dealership and its employees share a special bond not only with mine workers but also with the local community.

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increasing rope shovel productivity

Alpha Coal West partners with Caterpillar to increase rope shovel productivity

In an effort to become more efficient and productive, U.S. mining company Alpha Coal West recently partnered with Caterpillar and Cat dealer Wyoming Machinery to create a new dipper that would improve the pass-match capability of its Cat® 7495 Electric Rope Shovel.

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Cat 18M3 motor grader

Motor graders maximize truck fleet performance

Motor graders have an essential role in haul road construction and maintenance, blasting cleanup, loading area cleanup, reclamation and snow removal. To help mine sites in their haul road efforts, Caterpillar recently added a new model to its motor grader lineup.

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Partnership over two decades

Caterpillar, Chinalco Guangxi and China Engineers Ltd.: Partnership Over Two Decades

Aluminum Corporation of China recently purchased 12 Cat® 745C Articulated Trucks, which will join a dozen other articulated trucks chosen specifically to meet the demanding conditions of its Guangxi mining and smelting operation in China.

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Cat 6020B Hydraulic Mining Shovel

New Cat hydraulic shovel designed to optimize loading and hauling

Selecting the right loading tool for an operation is essential to achieving the efficiency and productivity today’s mining companies need to remain competitive. Caterpillar recently released the latest in its mining shovel lineup, the 6020B, which matches with the Cat® 777G truck for an optimized loading and hauling solution.

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16M3 Motor Grader

Caterpillar updates motor grader with greater fuel efficiency and power

Motor graders, the machine of choice for haul road maintenance activities, have a direct impact on how productively other machines can operate. Caterpillar recently launched a new and improved Cat® 16M3 motor grader to help miners more cost-effectively handle this important job.

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Simulation helps transform the product development process

When it came time to update its Large Wheel Loader products, Caterpillar turned to the use of simulation in the product development process to help make the transformation happen. » Read more

Cat off-highway trucks 50th anniversary video

For 50 years, Caterpillar has been building machines that haul ore in mines all over the world. And in all that time, Caterpillar engineers have never stopped working on new designs and technologies to help make customers’ mines safer, more productive and more profitable. Take a look back at 50 years of Cat Mining Trucks as we prepare for another 50 years of innovation and dedication to customers.

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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

ISSUE 6: 777F at work in Colombia: Caterpillar produces 50,000th off-highway truck

Caterpillar has been producing off-highway trucks for a long time, and in 2009 they hit yet another milestone. With representatives from buyer Prodeco group and Cat dealer Gecolsa on hand, the Decatur, Illinois facility produced its 50,000th rigid-frame off-highway truck. » Read more
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