Cat AP655D is the first track-type paver sold in the country. The model is unique and has already begun working on the restoration of the road infrastructure of Kosharitza vacation village near the Sunny Beach seaside resort. The 19-tonne machine of Caterpillar was bought by the Bourgas company 'Pat-2004' Ltd. After this project, it will also pave the central boulevards in the city of Bourgas – Ivan Vazov Blvd. and Maria Luiza Blvd.
The AP655D was designed for high-production paving applications where optimum paving quality is required at an efficient pace – including motorways, highways, industrial sites and urban and rural roads. Medium-to-high production is assured regardless of material type, as the AP655D easily handles hot or modified bituminous mix, or aggregate production. The AP655D can be fitted with a Mobil-trac™ undercarriage or a steel track undercarriage. The Mobil-trac undercarriage combines the traction and flotation benefits of a crawler undercarriage with the mobility, speed, and ride characteristics of a wheel paver . The steel track undercarriage incorporates track rollers and a quad rear bogey system in order to provide a smooth ride.
The standard paving range of AP655D is from 2.55 m to 5.00 m. The maximum paving width is 8.00 m. The machine is with dual swing-out operator’s station, high capacity cooling system and an advanced material handling system with independent conveyor and auger control. Its engine is the turbocharged, 6-cylinder diesel Cat C6.6 with ACERT® Technology and provides 129.5 kW (173 hp) of gross power.
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.
14 November 2012 The New Cat 966K XE: Efficient. Comfortable. Sustainable.
Equipped with an advanced powertrain system, the new Cat® 966K XE wheel loader impressively delivers up to a 25 percent fuel efficiency improvement with optimum performance. The new model meets the needs for both efficiency and sustainability while simplifying the operator's interface and operating technique. The 966K XE has been engineered to deliver superior efficiency by utilizing an integrated Cat continuously variable transmission system. A hydraulic pump and motor (variator unit), allows for a smooth and continuous gear ratio change between engine speed and machine speed.
23 October 2012 Cat Machine Featured in Latest Bond Film – SKYFALL
Two iconic brands – James Bond and Caterpillar Inc. – join together for the 23rd Bond adventure, SKYFALL. The Bond films are known for action-packed opening sequences, and in SKYFALL part of the thrilling sequence features James Bond, played by Daniel Craig, operating a Cat excavator. Of course only the British Secret Service agent does it on a train that’s barreling down the tracks through the Turkish countryside. “Seeing our machine on the big screen is exciting. Seeing it featured in the world’s longest running film franchise is simply amazing,” said Diane Lantz-Rickard, Caterpillar Global Brand Marketing Manager.
The new Cat TH336C, TH337C, TH406C and TH407C Telehandlers feature Cat C4.4 ACERTTM engines that meet Stage IIIB emissions standards and are available in a 92.6 kW or a 106 kW rating. The C4.4 engine is designed and manufactured to ensure smooth, quiet operation and long life. The C Series Telehandlers are ideal for agriculture, general construction and industrial markets. With capacities ranging from 3300 kg to 3700 kg and lift heights up to 7.3 m, they deliver excellent strength and power to take loads up and out.
The new AP555E is ideal for multiple paving applications and preferences. Many contractors will match the paver with the AS4252C, a high-performance screed with tamper bars and vibratory screed plates. With extensions it paves at widths up to 8 m when used with the tracked AP555E. The standard, extendable paving range of 2.5 - 5 m makes this screed and paver highly versatile for smaller jobsites as well. Rigid, double-width extenders ensure performance at wide paving widths and can be equipped with foldable end gates that reduce the transport size.