Caterpillar's new D6 models are available in a broad choice of configurations and updated technologies for next-level versatility and performance. The D6 XE is the world's first high-drive electric drive dozer offering up to 35 percent better fuel efficiency than its D6T predecessor and the quick dirt-moving ability of constant power to the ground.
The wheel loaders also illustrate Caterpillar choice—not only offering a wide selection of model sizes, but also giving customers a choice of drive-train design. On display will be the 950 GC, 950M, 962M waste handler, 986K, and 992K, plus several XE models—966M XE, 972M XE, and 988K XE. Cat® Next Generation excavators—the new 330 GC, 330, and 336 to be showcased. Additional models include the 973K track loader; and 325F, 340F UHD (ultra-high-demolition configuration), and 390F excavators. Wheel excavators will be represented with the M314F, M315F, M317F, and the M318F. Material handler models include the MH3024 and MH3026.
Five new Cat Next Generation mini hydraulic excavators in the BCP line-up will be on display—301.5, 301.6, 301.7 CR, 301.8, 302 CR are designed to provide the best performance, versatility, safety, operator convenience, and affordability in the smallest possible packages for 1-to-2-ton class machines. Industry-first standard features include joystick steering (stick steer) and a tilt-up canopy or cab, and options such as air conditioning and expandable undercarriages.
A concept compact wheel loader, the zero-emission 906 powered by a lithium-ion battery with an electric drivetrain, designed, again, to give customers choice. Additional BCP machines on display include wheel-loader models—907M, 908M, 918M with a waste configuration, 926M in an agricultural configuration, and the 938M; a backhoe loader (444); the 226D skid steer loader; 259D compact track loader; and TH408 telehandler.
Recent examples of Caterpillar technology that further expand machine connectivity will include the industry-first Cat App, designed to allow users remote access to telematics data—tracking machine hours, location, receiving diagnostic codes, and managing maintenance directly from their mobile phone without turning on their computer.
Customers involved in under-ground mining will find the new R1700 loader of interest. Caterpillar will also present AP555F mid-sized, rubber track paver that excels on highways, streets and other urban work sites. Also on display will be the vibratory Cat soil compactor models CS12 GC, CS44B, and CS66B, and a PM310 cold planer.