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New CAT tractor boosts productivity and speed

US construction equipment giant Caterpillar had one of the largest displays at Conexpo.

Its three different exhibition areas had 38 machines on show, including new trucks, wheel loaders, hydraulic excavators and motor graders.

Also highlighted in “Generations Park” were Caterpillar’s environmental solutions, including the D7E Track-Type Tractor, which has an electric drive system that is 10% more productive than a mechanical system and which is 10% to 30 % more fuel efficient.

Less moving parts

The electric drive system has less than half as many moving parts as a traditional transmission, and the parts are expected to deliver up to 50% more wear life.

“The D7E is a great example of how innovation can drive sustainability,” said Caterpillar chief technology officer Tana Utley. “By leveraging technology and innovation on our customers’ behalf, we can produce a machine that does more work, in less time, at a lower cost, with reduced emissions and less environmental impact.”

Caterpillar also exhibited its new CT660 vocational truck for the first time.

Five new mid-size wheel loaders and the Cat E Series hydraulic excavators also made their North American debut at the show, as well as the 140M2 all-wheel-drive motor grader.

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