Caterpillar to show new mini excavators

By Sandy Guthrie17 February 2011

Caterpillar, together with its Italian dealer CGT, will exhibit the latest products and solutions at Samoter under the "Successful Together" banner.

Its stand will cover nearly 5400 m2. More than 40 Cat machines and work tools will be on display including a new range of Cat mini hydraulic excavators.

These are the first products to be introduced following Caterpillar's announcement of a long-term strategic partnership with Wacker Neuson, the German compact and light equipment manufacturer, for less than 3-tonne excavators.

The first three models to be introduced from this partnership, and displayed at Samoter, are the 300.9D, 301.4C and 302.7D CR.

In addition to the machines, Cat says its stand will feature a central area dedicated to practical, business-driven innovations, technology and services designed to help customers' success, lessen environmental impact and work more safely.

Most importantly, the area incorporates information on Stage IIIB solutions, the D7E electric drive track-type tractor, as well as connected worksite technology with next generation product link and new integrated Cat grade control.

The area also presents CGT Edilizia, a new company solely dedicated to Cat's building construction products in Italy. CGT Edilizia focuses on selling and servicing as well as renting these compact Cat machines.

Latest paver

The AP500E, the newest 1,5 tonne wheeled paver from Caterpillar, will also be on show at Samoter. The new model joins the AP300 and AP600D Cat family.

Cat said that paving contractor Varesco tested the AP500E on two difficult jobsites. One was a confined site with an abundance of manholes; the other featured a road with a slope so steep the transport truck trailers were covered to prevent material from spilling out the back.

Heinz Serra, operator of the paver for Varesco, said, "The machine is quite easy to move according to your needs in any working environment, from small jobsites like residential street works to industrial yards, from local and regional streets to narrow mountain roads that represent the majority of our jobs."

At the conclusion of the trial period, Varesco purchased the paver, said Cat.

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