The skid steer loader CAT 262С became a certain choice also of the classical art. The respected model in the construction business appears on the stage during the second scene of the opera “Rheingold” (“The Rhine Gold”) by Richard Wagner, presented in Bulgaria for the first time. This “actor’s debut” of the loader did not happen by chance. In the fairy plot of the opera, CAT 262С “builds” the fortress for the gods and its operators are the giants Fafner and Fasolt.
Rheingold is the first opera from the cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung) - Wagner’s tetralogy that also includes “Die Walküre” (“The Valkyrie”), “Siegfried” and “Götterdämmerung” (“The Twilight of the Gods”). The project is among the Sofia Opera’s most impressive ones and will take 4 consecutive years to be completed. The premiere of each opera of the tetralogy will be on 22 of May – the date of composer’s birthday.
In addition to the construction worthy of gods, the role of CAT 262С will also mark the first appearance of a construction machine on the opera stage in Sofia. This is an idea of the Director of Sofia Opera and Ballet himself – maestro Plamen Kartaloff, who is also the director of “Rheingold” performance setting. Caterpillar was his instant choice, considering that Wagner is well known as the composer who has always given his best to the audience.
CAT Lift Trucks recently announced two new options for the range DP/GP40N - 55N: Oil Cooled Wet Disk Brakes (WDB) and ProShift. The WDB is a completely sealed braking system ideal in areas where high concentrations of abrasive materials are found. The WDB brake system is locked away and cooled with oil, which means that the brakes do not wear due to the abrasive dust. The brakes operate at lower temperatures cooled by oil. This means that glazing of the drum brake shoes does not occur, which is an additional benefit.
Caterpillar is extending its market leading range of mini excavators, with the addition of three models with operating weights of 935kg, 1.4 tonnes and 2.7 tonnes. The first machines to be produced as part of a strategic alliance with German manufacturer Wacker Neuson, the minis broaden the appeal of the Cat® compact crawler excavator line-up, extending machine choice for customers in a variety of industry sectors.
Proven Cat grade control systems are now available installed from the factory as an integral component of select EPA Tier 4/EU Stage III emission compliant Cat track-type tractors, wheel tractor-scrapers, motor graders and hydraulic excavators. When installed on a D8T or D9T Cat track-type tractor, Grade Control offers blade automation in three basic modes. These include a rough grade control for initial cut, grade protection as the site develops and Cat Grade Control with Integrated AutoCarry™ to ensure consistent blade loads and to limit track slip.
Every year the Forklift Truck Association (FLTA) in the UK holds its famous FLTA Awards for Excellence to highlight the most eye-catching improvements and achievements in the materials handling industry. The CAT Lift Trucks Active Sway Control (ASC) for the High Level Order Picker was awarded with the “Archie” for Ergonomics.
15 February 2011 Caterpillar Releases the New AP500E Asphalt Paver
Caterpillar announces the addition of the AP500E Asphalt Paver to the Paving Products machine family. Excellent mobility, superb visibility, powerful C4.4 engine, quick setup, and a comfortable operating environment are just some of the features that you can expect from the AP500E wheel-type asphalt paver. The compact, lighter weight design allows contractors to haul the paver along with other necessary job site equipment, maximising machine transport while minimising costs.
The new Cat D Series Mini Hydraulic Excavators—models 303.5D CR, 304D CR, 305D CR and 305.5D CR—are powerful, versatile, compact-radius machines that work comfortably in confined spaces and build on the quality design and reliability of their C Series predecessors—303C CR, 303.5C CR, 304C CR and 305C CR. With model designations that closely reflect their operating weights (3.5 to 5.5 metric tons), the new machines feature enhanced stability for greater productivity, a redesigned work-tool coupler, load-sensing hydraulics, and engines that meet E.U. Stage-3A emissions regulations.