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.
The system ProShift greatly enhances the productivity of a truck. The driving and working experience is similar to driving a hydrostat truck, but with a different technical solution. The ProShift functions include:
• Auto deceleration - the truck slows down automatically when the driver takes his foot off the accelerator pedal
• Controlled power reversal - drive wheel spinning is prevented or greatly reduced when the driver shifts from forward driving to
reverse (or vice versa) while at full throttle or high speed. This function will automatically slow down and switch driving direction at a
low safe speed, even if the accelerator pedal is still activated
• Hill Hold – improves controllability of the truck on a ramp or gradient. The truck will hold its position on a ramp when the driver applies the brake pedal for more then
• Smooth start driving - when the truck is at stand-still with the engine running, the truck’s transmission will not shift into gear if the accelerator pedal is not fully released.
This function protects the truck’s transmission, it reduces tire wear significantly and tire marks are either prevented at all or vastly reduced.
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.