Caterpillar recently announced that Hand and Foot Controls are now an option on 14 Cat® D Series Skid Steer, Multi Terrain and Compact Track Loader models. Since then, questions about the new option have been pouring in. We want to take this opportunity to answer some of the top questions from equipment owners and operators.Read More
Did you know that undercarriage repair and maintenance can be as much as 50 percent of your machine’s maintenance cost over the life of the machine? While undercarriage maintenance is not complicated, track machines, which have much better flotation than wheel machines, can be managed so that the undercarriage life is optimized and owning and operating costs are reduced.Read More
Versatile Skid Steer Loader adds to landscaper’s bottom line.
After working for a landscaper in his teens, Greg Cote knew early on that he wanted to work for himself. In 2007, at the age of 21, Cote broke off and formed his own lawn care service in Newington, Conn. Starting out with a small pickup truck, a trailer and a lawn mower, Cote went to work.Read More
Father and son team grows business on reputation.
Before the recession hit in the late-2000s, Charles Glossop ran a company that provided custom tillage and planting services to farmers in western Minnesota. With a degree in agronomy and soil science, Glossop emigrated from England to the U.S. in 1976.Read More
Brian Birch, Assistant Executive Director for the Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA) and Caterpillar guest blogger, shares some important tips to help you ensure the safety of your customers, machines, and operators during this upcoming snow and ice removal season.
During the winter season, we have a laser focus on safety – a value we share with Caterpillar, a company that is extremely safety conscious. Together, we’ve come up with some tips to keep in mind for the winter season when pushing snow with heavy or compact equipment.Read More
Machine owners and operators face pressure to complete tasks quickly on a regular basis, which can create a dangerous situation if deadlines take priority over safety. All it takes is being distracted for a fraction of a second to cause equipment damage or injury to an operator or ground personnel.Read More
Most of the United States has already experienced freezing temperatures and the inconvenience of snow and ice even though winter doesn’t officially begin until December 21st. Machine owners and operators have to put more thought into matching the right equipment—such as wheel loaders, skid steer loaders and even backhoe loaders—with the right attachments for all types of snow and ice management tasks. Regardless of the job requirements, attachments can play a large role in improving machine efficiency and versatility.Read More
Machine owners and operators face pressure to complete tasks quickly on a regular basis, and it can create a dangerous situation if deadlines are prioritized over safety. All it takes is one second of distraction to cause operator injury or equipment damage. Fortunately, today’s small wheel loaders are being equipped with safety features that continue to significantly reduce accident and injury risk on the job site.Read More
Tracks versus wheels. It’s a common compact loader debate. Several factors come into play when choosing the right loader for your applications… the terrain, ground speed, traction, load-handling capabilities and the list continues. After receiving a ton of helpful feedback from our followers on social media, we decided to share some “food for thought” for any of you who are still grappling with the decision between tracks or wheels.Read More
Discover the smart way to manage your equipment.
These days, you have to do more work in less time just to stay competitive. You need hard facts about your equipment—lots of them. Data from your machines and analytical tools from your Cat® dealer can help you make timely decisions about how to control costs, improve operations, manage people and reduce risk.Read More