Caterpillar showcases more than 40 machines on 60,000 square feet of exhibit area at CONEXPO 2014
New excavators, loaders to debut, attachments and material handlers on display
At CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 Caterpillar will present its unmatched lineup of machines, technology and services designed with the primary goal of helping customers succeed. The Caterpillar organization and Cat products are "BUILT FOR IT" — built to work for contractors of all types, in recycling and waste management, as well as aggregates, mining, construction and specialty trades.
Four Caterpillar exhibit areas totaling about 60,000 square feet of floor space—among the largest total display space at the show—will showcase more than 40 machines, most with integrated technologies that help equipment operators, managers and owners get the most from each machine, each hour of operation and throughout its full life cycle. The displays also present a variety of Cat work tools, U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final engines, components and service parts, all designed and manufactured to optimize the performance of Cat machines.
More than a dozen new Cat machines will make their North American trade show debut at CONEXPO-CON/AGG. The newest Cat machines to be displayed include F Series hydraulic excavators, M Series medium wheel loaders, new C Series articulated trucks and G Series off-highway rigid-frame trucks, a new track-type tractor, a new wheel tractor-scraper and a new track drill.
In the large North Hall exhibit, booth 10915, displays will focus on Cat Connect, which brings together Cat technology products and services in integrated and scalable forms. Regardless of the size and complexity of the operation or the number of machines utilized, Cat Connect gives customers the flexibility to find the right combinations of technologies and services to meet jobsite requirements and deliver positive business results.
The most recently introduced machines on display include the 336F Hybrid Hydraulic Excavator. The hydraulic hybrid technology proven to reduce fuel consumption by an average of 25 percent in 336G H applications now is incorporated in the refined 336F H. In addition to the hybrid machine, the largest of the new F Series line, the 390F, will be displayed and should be a focus of aggregates miners and large earthmoving contractors.
The new M Series wheel loader line will be represented by the 972M XE. It features the XE advanced powertrain, which was first introduced with the 966K XE Wheel Loader. XE technology results in 25 percent lower fuel consumption on average compared to machines with traditional torque converters. The M Series wheel loader line sports a brand new model, the 982M, which also will be displayed. The 982M delivers the capability to load highway trucks in two passes for superior productivity in bulk materials yards. The new loader also can dig in sand and gravel pits and can effectively handle earth bank excavation.
In contrast to the big machines, several models of the recently introduced Cat D Series Skid Steer Loaders, Compact Track Loaders and Multi Terrain Loaders will be displayed. The compact machines feature a completely redesigned cab with first-in-class features, new lift arm design for improved sight lines, and increased engine performance.
An additional Caterpillar exhibit, booth 1015 in the Gold Lot, will display about 15 machines including a new motor grader and a new scraper, both of which incorporate new technologies to aid the operator and promote high productivity. This exhibit also is home to the Cat Merchandise Center, Cat Rental and the Cat dealer area. The nearby booth 1332 will display the latest from Caterpillar OEM Solutions. An articulated truck with bare chassis is available for mounting specialty bodies and other equipment. In the South Hall, booth 84318, Caterpillar Product Support will present a wide array of components, parts and services available to keep machines running efficiently.
Traditionally, waste management companies have operated using a simple "management of waste" approach to operating a MRF. Throughput targets and continuous operation (minimal downtime) were the main driving forces. The industry has changed however, and the focus moving forward is now on optimizing system performance and reliability, in conjunction with increasing recycling rates and a drive for a "greener" and more sustainable tomorrow.
When considering the addition of, or upgrade to, an "intelligent" MRF, for municipalities or private operators, the main factors should always be the client's (operator) current requirements, and evolving market needs, which include throughput, reliability, output quality, and adaptability. Equally important is a full understanding of what is really expected from any proposed system. Having an engaged and focused mindset for the project with the client from the beginning, will impact and drive the entire design process. This then impacts the overall project result, through to the productive, efficient, ongoing operation of the facility itself.