Cat suspends Russian operations, donates to Ukraine

On March 11, in the days following the initial invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, Caterpillar issued the following statement:  “We are deeply saddened by the tragic events continuing to occur in Ukraine and hope for a peaceful resolution to the crisis. Through the Caterpillar Foundation, we are donating more than $1 million to support both urgent and long-term needs…

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Caterpillar to divest longwall business

OEM Caterpillar confirmed to North American Mining in late February that it has made a preliminary deal to exit longwall mining and divest its longwall equipment arm to Hauhinco. The deal is subject to the negotiation of a final agreement, and no financial details are available. The transaction, a spokesperson told NAM, is expected to be completed during the third…

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Gainwell Engineering, Caterpillar sign underground tech deal

India’s Gainwell Engineering, already a part of Caterpillar’s dealer network, has signed a technology licensing agreement with Caterpillar allowing it to manufacture medium- and high-seam room and pillar to support demand domestically and beyond. Under the agreement’s terms, Gainwell will also supply aftermarket spare parts and offer service support to existing Cat R&P and highwall miner products. Gainwell, headquartered in…

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Caterpillar introduces two new hammers

Caterpillar said the new Cat H190 S and H215 S Performance Series Hammers are built for high production on large excavators and deliver consistent breaking power. The OEM noted that an efficient operation cycle results in less waste from internal heat for more power delivered to the tool.  With piston and tool matched in diameter and mass, these new hammers…

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Cat updates 966, 966 XE, 972 and 972 XE Wheel Loaders

Bringing a host of standard technologies to the 7- to 9-tonne (8- to 10-ton) wheel loader line, the updated Caterpillar 966 and 972 wheel loader series boost operator efficiency. The 966 and 972 models deliver consistently high bucket fill factors to increase productivity by up to 10%. Their next generation design extends fluid and filter change intervals to lower maintenance costs up…

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Newmont, Caterpillar targeting zero emissions together

Colorado-headquartered miner Newmont and equipment producer Caterpillar have confirmed a new strategic alliance that will fast-track deployment of an all-electric autonomous haulage fleet and deliver a fully connected, automated, zero carbon emitting, end-to-end mining system. Under the deal’s outlines, Newmont will provide US$100 million in preliminary investment funds as the two begin drafting goals for the underground mining infrastructures and…

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Caterpillar puts new electric drive LHD on display in Vegas

MINExpo 2021 attendees got their first look at Caterpillar’s latest sustainable mobile equipment solutions, the R1700 XE LHD and MEC500 Mobile Equipment Charger, at the MINExpo 2021 event in September. The new LHD (Load Caterpillar) has a 16.5-ton payload and features a battery electric design that delivers superior productivity in underground applications with the benefits of no engine heat or…

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Caterpillar to unveil new electric-drive LHD at MINExpo

MINExpo 2021 attendees will get a first look at Caterpillar’s latest sustainable mobile equipment solutions: the R1700 XE LHD and MEC500 Mobile Equipment Charger. The new Cat LHD (Load Caterpillar) has a 16.5-ton payload and features a battery electric design that delivers superior productivity in underground applications with the benefits of no engine heat or exhaust emissions. An Autodig function…

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