Caterpillar announces the addition of the AP555E Asphalt Paver to the Paving Products machine family. It will be capable of working at a maximum paving width of 8.0 meters, making it an optimum choice for contractors that operate in a wide range of medium to large applications. The AP555E performs well on motorways and streets as well as in urban applications.
The machine is supplied with a 4-cylinder, turbocharged diesel engine Cat® 4.4 that provides 106 kW (144 hp) of power. The highly reliable Mobil-trac undercarriage ensures excellent flotation and limits disturbance on soft base materials for uniform mat thickness. The dual swing-out stations, tilting consoles and low profile design of the cooling system provide good forward visibility.
Caterpillar’s material handling system is the most advanced in the paving industry. The system utilizes four individual pumps that enable each conveyor and each auger to deliver the exact amount of mix to the screed. The left and right conveyors in addition to the left and right augers are controlled independently ensuring mix demand is met when increasing or decreasing paving widths. Ratio control dials and sensors (mechanical or sonic) signal the augers and conveyors to run faster or slower when changing paving widths, thus keeping the head of material at the set level. When paving around obstacles the system automatically makes the necessary adjustments for uniform mix delivery and quality mats.
The screeds available for the AP555E feature the industry leading electric heating system that provides fast warm-up, simple operation and unmatched reliability. The double width hydraulic power extendible asphalt screeds are with a standard paving range from 2.55 m to 5.00 m and a maximum paving width of 8.00 m with mechanical extensions. The screeds are available with variable frequency tamper and vibrators.
18 March 2013 The Coldest Journey
The Coldest Journey is the first ever attempt to cross the Antarctic continent during the polar winter. Led by Sir Ranulph Fiennes ‘the world’s greatest living explorer’ (Guinness World Records), the traverse will take place between the two seasonal equinoxes, 21st March – 21st September, with the ice team travelling from Novo to the Ross Sea in the Antarctic winter. During this six month period the expedition team will have travelled 2,000 miles, mostly in complete darkness in temperatures as low as –90°C.
19 February 2013 One giant leap for electric power
Building on the fundamentals of proven reliability and efficiency established by the 3500 series, Caterpillar has once again revolutionized electric power with the introduction of the C175 family of diesel generator sets with ACERT™ Technology. This new family of generator sets combines high power density with efficient operation and low emissions. In a wide variety of prime and standby applications—commercial, institutional, industrial, utilities and more—the C175 family delivers cost-effective power in a small, highly versatile package...
13 February 2013 “Heavy duty” CAT telephones have arrived
CAT (Caterpillar) launches its resistant phones – CAT B10 and CAT B25 – on the Bulgarian market. CAT telephones are water-resistant, shockproof, dustproof and frost-resistant. These phones are intended primarily for those who need a phone that can stand up to the toughest of conditions for their work or hobbies. The high resistance is certified by the IP 67 standard. This ensures full functionality even under rugged conditions or during outdoor activities.
16 January 2013 Caterpillar Unveils First Hybrid Excavator
Caterpillar Inc. unveiled the first model in its new line of hybrid excavators, the Cat 336E H.The machine uses a new hydraulic hybrid technology developed by Caterpillar. The 336E was introduced primarily to meet Tier 4 Interim/Stage IIIB emissions standards, and like any new Cat machine, it includes several enhancements over its predecessor, including more horsepower with greater fuel efficiency, more lift capability, higher digging force and automatic aftertreatment regeneration.
18 December 2012 Ilia Tzarski – winner in two championships in 2012
Ilia Tsarski, the car racing pilot sponsored by Eltrak Bulgaria, became the 2012 national winner. However, this time he triumphed with two cups – the Track Championship and the Mountain Championship ones. The fastest racing car in Bulgaria – the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 E-max with which Tsarski won a victory over his competitors – has a motor of 650 h.p., 1000 Nm, OHLINS suspension, AP Racing brake system and a sequential gearbox, which changes gears within 0,026 seconds.
Caterpillar is introducing a revised line-up of 20-24 tonne E Series crawler excavators. The Cat® 320E, 323E and the reduced radius 320E RR adopt the EU Stage IIIB Cat C6.6 ACERTTM engine, providing reduced emissions and fuel consumption savings of up to 11%, compared to comparative D Series models while providing fuel savings of 8% and 9% respectively. Operators will appreciate an improved cab environment, with a wider range of seating including heating and cooling options.