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.
The electric lift truck is a formidable working machine. But one area of potential weakness has traditionally been its resistance to water and dirt, which can clog up vulnerable components like motors and brakes, interfere with electrics and help corrode the very body of the truck.These problems have now been very thoroughly addressed, however, with the launch of the new Cat® EP13-20(C)PN(T) range of electric forklifts. Available in lift capacities of 1.3, 1.5 tonnes (three-wheel versions) and 1.6, 1.8 and 2.0 tonnes (three and four-wheel), the EP-PN(T) trucks all come as standard with IPx4 splash resistance...
23 November 2011 CAT M Series 2 Motor Graders deliver more value for the customers
The newest motor grader models from Caterpillar, the 140M2 and 160M2, along with their all-wheel-drive (AWD) counterparts, the 140M2 AWD and 160M2 AWD, are equipped with clean-burning, fuel-efficient engines meeting European Union Stage IIIB emission standards. The new models also deliver added value for the customer by lowering operating costs and enhancing productivity, operator convenience and serviceability. M Series 2 models continue to improve on the legacy of quality set by the original M Series and are designed for a broad range of tasks, including heavy blade work, road maintenance, ripping and precision-finishing applications.
17 October 2011 Three New B Series Articulated Trucks
Caterpillar introduces the next generation of articulated trucks. The new B Series models now include the 735B, offering a 36-ton (32.7-tonne) payload, the 740B with its 43.5-ton (39.5-tonne) payload, and the 740B EJ with popular ejector body, carrying a 42-ton (38-tonne) payload. All three models are available with either Tier2/Stage2 equivalent or Tier 4 Interim/Stage IIIB certified emissions configurations to meet the needs of customers around the world. Both configurations feature revised transmission and traction control systems that enable higher productivity...
The new D8T Track-Type Tractor from Caterpillar builds on the solid, proven design of its predecessors with new features that increase fuel-efficiency and productivity while reducing operating costs. The D8T uses the Cat C15 ACERT™ engine, which has a net power rating of 231 kW. The engine uses the building blocks of ACERT Technology, including the Cat NOx Reduction System and Cat Clean Emissions Module (CEM), to meet EU Stage IIIB emissions standards...
Caterpillar Inc. and Bucyrus International, Inc. entered into an agreement under which Caterpillar will acquire Bucyrus International in a transaction valued at approximately $8.6 billion (including net debt). The acquisition is based on Caterpillar’s key strategic imperative to expand its leadership in the mining equipment industry, and positions Caterpillar to capitalize on the robust long-term outlook for commodities driven by the trend of rapid growth in emerging markets which are improving infrastructure, rapidly developing urban areas and industrializing their economies.
At the end of this year, two Dutch professional adventurers, Wilco van Rooijen and Fokke van Velzen, will drive 2300 km with a solar powered vehicle to the South Pole to make a statement about alternative energy sources and to inspire youth all over the world to contribute to a more sustainable way of living. The adventurers asked the University of Applied Sciences in Utrecht, the Netherlands, to design and build a car.