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First model in new Cat vocational truck line ready for work

First model in new Cat vocational truck line ready for work

Among the most significant new products ever launched by Caterpillar, according to the company, the Cat CT660 is the first model in a full line of Class 8 vocational trucks designed for work as a refuse and recyclable hauler, dump truck, transit mixer, and in any application requiring a heavy-duty truck.   

“This is an exciting historic milestone for Caterpillar,” said Steve Gosselin, VP of Cat’s customer services support division.  

Cat engine options for the CT660 provide horsepower ratings from 330 to 550, and peak torque ratings from 1,450 to 1,850 lb.-ft. These engines are designed specifically for vocational applications and combine an advanced exhaust-gas-recirculation system with a high-pressure common-rail fuel system, precision intake-air management system and electronic controls to provide an optimum blend of high performance, low emissions and high levels of fuel economy.    

The CT660 chassis provides the full strength of a Class 8 heavy-duty foundation required for accommodating vocational bodies. It features a set-back axle and is available in either 116-inch or 122-inch bumper-to-back-of-cab lengths, both of which feature an extra-tight turning radius. The CT660 aluminum-alloy cab also provides longer life than conventional steel cabs and weighs approximately 250 pounds less.  

For safety the CT660 features built-in one- or optional two-piece windshields that are curved and sloped. Plus, units are built ready to use Product Link, Cat’s proprietary telematics system that collects data from on-board systems and transmits the information via satellite and cellular networks to a secure Internet site. 

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100 North East Adams Street
Peoria, IL
US, 61629


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