What Types of Equipment Does Caterpillar Make?


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Caterpillar's industrial equipment operation, Cat, makes more than 300 kinds of machines, including heavy earth-moving equipment, articulated trucks and other construction vehicles. It manufactures equipment for the mining, construction, agricultural and transportation industries, including mining machinery such as roof bolters, heavy off-road trucks and haulers that operate underground. For example, its CM240 continuous miner is designed to operate inside a mine while minimizing ground pressure. Cat's RB120 roof bolter fits in small spaces and features automatic temporary roof support.

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Cat's construction equipment includes wheel loaders, wheel tractor scrapers, excavators and pipe layers. Its articulated trucks, including three-axle models such as the 730C, can be used for off-road hauling. Its 12M3 AWD grader is designed to build and maintain roads with fewer harmful emissions. The company also makes road reclaimers that can be used to prepare roads for repair; the RM300 reclaimer is equipped with protective structures in the event of a rollover or falling object.

Cat also makes equipment for the forestry industry. Its 320D forest machine is equipped with a claw mounted on a hydraulic arm, designed to lift and move logs. The 568 model moves debris and trees at a clearing site; its track wheels enable it to travel over rough terrain. The 325D can be equipped with grapples to lift bundles of trees or other materials. Cat forwarders, skidders, harvesters and feller bunchers are designed to operate with stability on flat or hilly terrain. Cat's track harvesters include the 501HD, which is equipped with a telescoping boom.

The company also manufactures a selection of highway trucks, including the CT681, that can be used to haul heavy loads. Cat can adapt its CT660 truck to many different applications, including concrete mixing, heavy hauling, oil and gas transportation, or wholesale and retail transportation.

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