Caterpillar Inc., world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, off-highway diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives, along with long-standing Cat® dealer Gmmco, organized a one-day customer meeting at GMR Arena in Hyderabad on 8 May 2023, to showcase the latest range of Next Gen Cat Large Hydraulic Excavators. The event helped customers in understanding the cutting-edge technological innovations of the machines and in selecting the right tools for their jobs.

various HEX and backhoe loader brands

On display were the recently launched Cat 350, along with the 374 and 395 excavators. These machines have the best-in-class technology to help increase productivity, provide cost-efficiency, and enhance safety. They come with more customizable features compared to their predecessors to meet the multi-functional requirements of customers.

“With customer-centricity as the focal point of this event, we have demonstrated our unwavering commitment to our customers by providing them best-in-class, 360-degree solutions. These next-gen excavators are designed to maximize productivity and help increase efficiency in operations,” said Mukul Dixit, Director (India) – Sales & Marketing at Caterpillar’s Global Construction and Infrastructure Division.

Customers also checked out the latest Caterpillar technologies that help accommodate a wide range of job requirements, raising the bar on performance and fuel efficiency and thereby helping customers meet their production and cost targets. “With low owning and operating costs and easy-to-use Caterpillar technology, the excavators help the customers get tons of work done on grade and on time,” informed Dixit.

Caterpillar’s Global Construction and Infrastructure Division

Cat 350 Excavator offering high productivity and low operating cost even in demanding applications.
  • High digging force and swing torque, large bucket size minimizing cycle time and maximizing payload.
  • Highly efficient electro-hydraulic system and long-life filters limiting operating costs.
  • Reinforced structure achieving superior durability.
  • Supporting operations in rugged conditions up to 4,500m (14,764 ft) above sea level.
  • Standard high-ambient temperature capability of 52°C (125°F) and a standard cold start capability of -18°C (0°F). Optional cold start capability of -32°C (-25°F) is available for extreme conditions.
Cat 374 & 395 Excavators ensuring greater productivity with 2x more structural durability and lower maintenance costs.
  • Loads more quickly with up to 10% higher swing torque compared to previous models. Additionally, the dedicated hydrostatic swing circuit increases productivity and efficiency.
  • The boom, stick, and frame are up to two times stronger compared to previous models.
  • Up to 20% lower maintenance costs than previous models.
“As one of Caterpillar’s long-standing dealers in India, we offer world class products and support solutions to meet customer requirement. We provide a range of solutions like buyback, trade-ins, equipment rental, used machine sales, and extended life programs. We constantly embrace new technologies and products to exceed customer expectations,” said Chandrashekar V, Managing Director & CEO, Gmmco Ltd.

The customer meeting organized by Caterpillar and Gmmco was a resounding success as it allowed customers to witness the strengths of Caterpillar’s advancements being made in Cat excavators.
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