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CATERPILLAR ANNOUNCES OFFICER CHANGES

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) announced today several officer moves including changes in responsibilities for three Executive Office members, new roles for two current vice presidents and the appointment of two new vice presidents. All changes are effective March 1.

“These organizational changes will facilitate the acceleration of our strategy for continued profitable growth,” said Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Jim Umpleby.

Tom Pellette to become Senior Vice President of Caterpillar 

After four years as group president separately leading the Construction Industries and Energy & Transportation segments, Tom Pellette has elected to return to San Diego, California for family reasons. Pellette will serve as president of Solar Turbines, a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar and a global leader in the design, manufacture, and service of gas turbine systems and compressors for the oil and gas and power generation industries. He previously spent more than 20 years in the division. Pellette will also serve as strategic advisor to the Caterpillar Executive Office. For more on Pellette’s background, read his bio here.

Ramin Younessi to move to Group President of Construction Industries

Ramin Younessi, currently group president of Energy & Transportation, will transition to lead Construction Industries. Younessi, with more than 30 years of leadership inside and outside of Caterpillar, will now have responsibility of the company’s Earthmoving, Excavation, Building Construction Products, China Operations , and Global Construction & Infrastructure divisions, as well as Global Rental and Used Equipment Services. Younessi’s full bio can be found here.

Ramin Younessi
Ramin Younessi, current group president of Caterpillar’s Energy & Transportation segment, will transition to group president of Construction Industries, effective March 1, 2019.

Billy Ainsworth named Group President of Energy & Transportation

Billy Ainsworth, current senior vice president of the Caterpillar Rail Division and CEO of Progress Rail, will now become the group president of the Energy & Transportation segment. Since 2017, Ainsworth has served as strategic advisor to the Caterpillar Executive Office in addition to his responsibilities for the Rail Division.

“Billy’s customer focus, an entrepreneurial background and deep aftermarket experience will continue to benefit the Energy & Transportation business,” said Umpleby.

To read more on Ainsworth’s background, click here.

To better serve our customers, Caterpillar is separating the current Global Power Systems Divisions into two new industry focused divisions: Oil, Gas and Marine Division and Electric Power Division. These two new divisions will be led by the following Caterpillar vice presidents:

Billy Ainsworth
Billy Ainsworth, current senior vice president of the Caterpillar Rail Division and CEO of Progress Rail, will become the group president of Energy & Transportation, effective March 1, 2019.

Joe Creed will lead new Oil, Gas and Marine Division

Joe Creed, current vice president of Caterpillar’s Finance Services Division, will become the new vice president of the Oil, Gas and Marine Division. He also most recently served as interim Chief Financial Officer for the company. Prior to his leadership in Caterpillar’s finance functions, Creed worked in the company’s engine and machine businesses. Click here to learn more about Creed.

Joe Creed
Joe Creed, current vice president of Caterpillar’s Finance Services Division, will become the vice president of the new Oil, Gas and Marine Division, effective March 1, 2019.

Pablo Koziner will lead new Electric Power Division

Pablo Koziner, current vice president of Caterpillar and president of Solar Turbines, will become the new vice president of the Electric Power Division. He has nearly 20 years of experience in various roles around the world, the last six as a vice president. Koziner’s full bio is here.

Pablo Koziner
Pablo Koziner, current vice president of Caterpillar and president of Solar Turbines, will become the vice president of the new Electric Power Division, effective March 1, 2019.

Marty Haycraft named Vice President of Caterpillar Rail Division

Caterpillar’s board of directors has appointed Marty Haycraft to succeed Ainsworth as vice president of Caterpillar’s Rail Division and CEO of Progress Rail. Haycraft is currently the president of Progress Rail’s global operations where his primary responsibilities include overseeing the company’s rolling stock and infrastructure businesses.

Haycraft began his professional career in 1990 with Wheel Corporation of America, where he worked as a production employee and gained experience on freight car wheel set production and freight car wheel set materials. He joined Progress Rail in 1993 when Corbin Railway Services purchased Steel Processing Services, later to become Progress Rail. He rose through the company, holding several operations, materials management and sales and marketing management positions. Haycraft attended the University of Louisville in Kentucky and finished his accounting degree at Phoenix University.

Marty Haycraft
Marty Haycraft, current president of Progress Rail’s global operations, will become vice president of Caterpillar’s Rail Division and CEO of Progress Rail, effective March 1, 2019.

Kyle Epley named Vice President of Finance Services Division

The company’s board of directors has also appointed Kyle Epley as vice president of the Finance Services Division. He currently serves as corporate controller where he has responsibility for business analysis, competitive analysis, economics, strategic planning and operating & execution model governance.

Epley joined Caterpillar in 1996 and has held a series of positions with growing responsibilities in accounting and finance, including global assignments. Epley has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Bradley University and is a certified public accountant.

Kylel Epley
Kyle Epley, the current Caterpillar Corporate Controller, has been appointed vice president of the Finance Services Division, effective March 1, 2019.

About Caterpillar
For more than 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2018 sales and revenues of $54.722 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and caterpillar.com/social-media equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three primary segments – Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation – and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment. For more information, visit caterpillar.com. To connect with us on social media, visit caterpillar.com/social-media.

Caterpillar Introduces New and Updated Products and Technology

NEW CAT® D6 DEBUTS WORLD’S FIRST HIGH DRIVE ELECTRIC DRIVE DOZER

TOP GRADING PERFORMANCE, FUEL EFFICIENCY GAINS

The all-new Cat® D6 dozer delivers new levels of efficiency and performance with a choice of Electric Drive or Fully Automatic power train. A redesigned purpose-built VPAT dozer offers best-in-class grading, while updated technology features help operators to be more productive from first pass to finish grade. Customer profitability is enhanced with up to 35% better fuel efficiency and reduced service and maintenance costs. An all-new cab resets the standard in comfort, while a range of configuration choices helps customers optimize machine performance for business needs.  At 215 hp (161 kW) and an operating weight range of 47,949 – 53,126 lbs (21 749 – 24 097 kg), the new D6 replaces the versatile D6T bulldozer.

Advanced Power Train Choice

This next-generation dozer offers a choice of advanced powertrain: the D6 XE with Electric Drive or the D6 with a fully automatic 4-speed powershift transmission.

The D6 XE is the world’s first high drive Electric Drive dozer, offering up to 35% better fuel efficiency and increased agility compared to the previous 3-speed model D6T. Constant power to the ground, continuous push, and greater maneuverability mean faster cycle times, making Electric Drive a top choice to achieve the highest level of productivity and fuel efficiency. Added D6 XE productivity and reduced fuel cost mean customers looking for these benefits can expect to see a payback of the added investment over a D6 in less than two years.1

The D6 XE features a next-generation Electric Drive system that offers high performance along with added durability. Simplified diagnostics and the serviceability advantages of a high drive dozer help reduce service and maintenance costs.

The D6 is powered by a 4-speed fully automatic transmission that provides increased productivity and up to 20% better fuel efficiency versus its 3-speed predecessor. The fully automatic D6 reduces momentary hesitation when the traditional machine shifts, so more momentum, and drawbar power are maintained through the entire push. Caterpillar engineers designed the auto shift to work up and down the entire working range, so power to the ground and fuel consumption are optimized for a greater percentage of the time. An added gear between first and second ensures more seamless shifting.

Both powertrains offer unprecedented ease of operation. The operator simply sets the ground speed and the dozer continuously optimizes for maximum power and efficiency based on load. With Electric Drive, there are no gears to shift. The fully automatic 4-speed powertrain optimizes the transmission without the operator having to worry about shifting.

Better, Faster Grading

Finish jobs faster by grading at higher speeds with a new purpose-built Variable Power Angle Tilt (VPAT) dozer. The newly designed structure is stronger, yet lighter, so machine balance is optimized for grading without the need for a rear implement or counterweight. A wide-gauge LGP VPAT design, with 36” centered shoes, puts more track on the ground to achieve 5 psi (0.73 kPa) ground pressure. Wider VPAT blade and class-leading range of motion improve performance, especially in trenching and backfilling applications. A new optional finish grading undercarriage has 10 bottom rollers for smoother grades at higher speeds, even in difficult surfaces like sand and gravel.

Technology Choices for Your Business

Increase overall job site productivity by up to 50 percent with a choice of Cat Connect GRADE technologies. Technologies range from standard Slope Indicate to full factory-integrated GPS, all supported by Caterpillar and Cat dealers.

  • Technology offerings on the D6/D6 XE are led by an updated, factory integrated Cat GRADE with 3D system. The new 10-inch touch screen offers a more intuitive operator interface that works like a smartphone, making it easy for operators to pick up quickly. The system uses advanced Inertial Measuring Units (IMU), which provide greater speed and accuracy without position sensing cylinders. Smaller antennas are integrated into the cab roof for even better protection. AutoCarry™ is included with Grade with 3D to automate blade lift to maintain desired blade load, improving load consistency and reducing track slip.

Additional GRADE technology choices include:

  • Cat Slope Indicate is standard, showing the machine cross-slope and fore/aft orientation on the primary monitor for quick and easy reference.
  • Cat GRADE with Slope Assist™ provides basic blade positioning assistance without the need for added hardware or a GPS signal.
  • Factory Attachment Ready Option (ARO) provides optimal mounting locations, brackets, and hardware and simplifies installation of an aftermarket grade control system. The new D6/D6 XE makes it easier to install any brand of grade control system, with specific mounting locations for grade control components. The position of the main display and grade control display can be swapped so operators can choose their preferred location.

Cat LINK telematics technology helps take the complexity out of managing job sites – by gathering data generated by equipment, materials, and people – and serving it up in customizable formats.

  • Product Link™ collects data automatically and accurately from equipment assets – any type and any brand – which can be viewed online through web and mobile applications.
  • Access information anytime, anywhere with VisionLink®. Cat dealers can help configure a customized subscription, available with cellular or satellite reporting or both.

Greater Durability, Reduced Service and Maintenance Costs

The new D6/D6 XE is designed specifically to reduce service and maintenance costs by up to 12 percent, with updated components, longer service intervals, and fewer scheduled maintenance tasks. Easy access to grouped service points and regular maintenance items, plus a new ladder at the back of the machine, help reduce time spent on routine maintenance and inspection.

Undercarriage updates are designed to save money and maximize service life. A new Heavy Duty Extended Life undercarriage features Positive Pin Retention pins and link improvements for up to 20% more seal life in high impact conditions. Common structures for Heavy Duty and SystemOne™ undercarriage enable changes from one to the other.

A new Cat C9.3B diesel engine has a redesigned fuel system that provides greater durability and more accurate fuel delivery. Elimination of the NOx Reduction System and a simplified single engine Electronic Control Module (ECM) help increase reliability.

New Standard in Cab Comfort

A completely redesigned cab raises the standard in comfort and productivity. A brand new 10-inch touchscreen display provides an easy-to-use operator interface. The standard air suspension seat is wider with added backward adjustment, plus the entire armrest adjusts independently of the seat for customized comfort. Heated/cooled leather seat options are available, and all offer a variety of seat adjustments to customize cushion length, headrest position, lumbar support and seat tilt. More storage spaces have been added throughout the cab.

The new dozers are easy to operate too – with Electric Drive or the Fully Automatic powertrain, operators just need to set the ground speed and go. The machine optimizes performance and efficiency with no added shifting required. Agile turning, especially on the D6 XE, means faster cycle times and more able to work in smaller spaces.

Distributed cab heating/cooling, with automatic temperature and blower control, circulates air more effectively around the operator. Less air directed toward windows helps reduce fogging/frosting. Integrated ROPS and 15% more overall glass area help increase visibility.

Equipped for the Job

The D6/D6 XE is available in VPAT or push-arm configurations with standard or two widths of Low Ground Pressure (LGP) undercarriage. A variety of blade types, track shoe widths and rear attachments enable the machine to be optimized for primary types of work to be done. Waste Handling and Forestry arrangements also are available, equipped from the factory with specialized guarding, seals and other features to help ensure long life in harsh applications.

D6 / D6 XE SPECIFICATIONS

Engine Cat C9.3B
Power Train Electric Drive or Fully Automatic 4-Speed
Emissions U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, Korea Tier 4 Final

 

Net Power Rated (D6 2,200 rpm / D6 XE 1,700 rpm)
ISO 9249/SAE J1349 161 kW 215 hp
ISO 9249/SAE J1349 (DIN) 219 hp
Operating Weight D6 D6 XE
Standard (24 in/610 mm shoe) 21 749 kg / 47,949 lb 22 021 kg / 48,549 lb
LGP (30”) (30 in/760 mm shoe) 22 049 kg / 48,611 lb 22 322 kg / 49,211 lb
LGP (36”0 (36 in/915 mm shoe) 23 333 kg / 51,441 lb 23 605 kg / 52,041 lb
VPAT (24 in/610 mm shoe) 22 704 kg / 50,053 lb 22 976 kg / 50,653 lb
LGP (30”) VPAT (30 in/760 mm shoe) 23 188 kg / 51,122 lb 23 461 kg / 51,722 lb
LGP (36”) VPAT (36 in/915 mm shoe) 23 825 kg / 52,526 lb 24 097 kg / 53,126 lb
Blade Capacity
SU Blade 5.7 m3 / 7.4 yd3
LGP (30”) SU Blade 5.8 m3 / 7.5 yd3
LGP (36”) S Blade 3.8 m3 / 5.0 yd3
VPAT Blade 4.1 m3 / 5.4 yd3
LGP (30”) VPAT Blade 4.5 m3 / 5.8 yd3
LGP (36”) VPAT-Blade 4.9 m3 / 6.4 yd3
For more information about the new D6/D6 XE, please contact your Cat dealer or visit www.cat.com.

In Construction? Visit the online store of the Historical Construction Equipment Association for gift ideas!

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Visit the online store of the Historical Construction Equipment Association for gift ideas!

We carry a wide variety of books, DVDs, apparel, collectibles and more celebrating the rich history of these machines. Many of these items are unique to our store, and they all make wonderful gifts for people who are interested in the machinery that built so much of what we enjoy today.

Among our unique items is our 2019 wall calendar, with each month featuring a beautiful 8×10 black and white photograph of equipment from the early and mid 20th Century at work. it’s only $10, and ships postage paid within the USA. (Out of country customers, please reply to this e-mail with the quantity you would like to order and where you want them sent, and we will advise of the postage cost.)

We can also recommend a gift membership in our Association. It’s only $35 for one year, $65.95 for two or $99.95 for three in the USA and Canada, $55.00 US elsewhere, and members receive our quarterly magazine Equipment Echoes.

All of this is available by following the links, and you can order online or by calling us between 9:00 and 5:30 Eastern weekdays. All major credit cards accepted.

All profits from our sales go towards funding our mission to preserve for public education the history of the construction, surface mining, and dredging equipment industries.

Thanks in advance for shopping with us and supporting our work, and our very best wishes for the holiday season and the New Year.

CATERPILLAR PRODUCES 40,000TH LARGE DOZER

The legacy of the Cat® large dozer began a little more than 40 years ago with a revolutionary elevated sprocket and new undercarriage design that looked unlike any dozer of its day. The groundbreaking suspended undercarriage with high drive design conformed to the ground better than standard oval tracks, helping to improve machine traction, extend undercarriage life and enhance operator comfort

IN OCTOBER, REPRESENTATIVES FROM CATERPILLAR INC., FINNING CANADA AND TECK RESOURCES LIMITED (TECK) GATHERED IN EAST PEORIA, ILL. TO CELEBRATE THE MILESTONE OF THE 40,000TH CAT LARGE DOZER ROLLING OFF THE PRODUCTION LINE. CORE TO CATERPILLAR’S GLOBAL IDENTITY, THE CURRENT CAT LARGE DOZER LINE INCLUDES THE D9, D10, And D11 MODELS.

Cat D11T working via remote co

Commenting on the importance to Caterpillar of the 40,000th large dozer milestone, Greg Hepler, product manager for large dozers, said, “Caterpillar transformed the track-type tractor with the introduction of the suspended undercarriage with elevated drive sprocket. This innovation, along with a long history of others, enabled Cat large dozers to set the standards for efficiency, productivity and durability. These iconic machines continue to define who we are and play a key role in building a better world.”

Denise Johnson, Caterpillar group president responsible for Resource Industries, handed the keys of the 40,000th large dozer to Louis DeLuca, Teck director of supply management, during the ceremony held October 25. The celebration included employees in Caterpillar’s Building SS, where all 40,000 Cat D9, D10 and D11 dozer models have been manufactured. For more than 10 years, Teck has been one of the top customers in the world for Cat large dozers. The 40,000th large dozer, a 225,000-lb (102 058 kg) D11T, will operate in the Elk Valley Region near Sparwood, British Columbia, where the company produces steelmaking coal at five mining operations.

Cat D10T2 pushing dirt

“This milestone is important, not just because of the sheer number of Cat machines sold, but also because it represents the many long-lasting and mutually beneficial business relationships established with customers like Teck,” Hepler said. “We are honored to celebrate this achievement with Teck, and we are grateful that their Elk Valley mines have counted on Caterpillar, Cat equipment and their dealer, Finning Canada, to help them reach their production goals since 1992.”

The world’s second-largest seaborne exporter of steelmaking coal, Teck currently operates significant numbers of Cat dozers, each of these high-production machines logging up to 7,000 operating hours each year in the mines. Teck’s newest D11T will be used for production dozing, dump area support, mining shovel support and haul road development.

The milestone D11T is equipped with a powerful Cat C32 engine, producing 850 horsepower and capable of moving up to 900 loose cubic meters of material per hour. Even in Teck Coal’s demanding, high-production application, the powerful and efficient powertrain ensures the material is moved at a lower cost per ton. Its rugged mainframe is designed for multiple rebuilds and lowest total cost of ownership. A host of standard and optional Cat technologies, including VIMS™ 3G, Automated Blade Assist, Enhanced Auto Shift and Advisor Monitoring System, increases operating efficiencies, advances safe operation and lowers costs.

“We are very proud to celebrate this milestone with Caterpillar and our long-time customer Teck, as the D11T is a true workhorse in the fleet of products we service and sell, heavily relied on and highly valued by our mining customers,” said Allan Potzold, branch manager, Finning Canada, for the Elk Valley region. “We look forward to providing leading-edge service and innovative solutions to our customers to keep their equipment on-line and operating at peak performance and are honored that the 40,000th dozer will be put to work here in the Elk Valley.”

For more information about Cat dozers, contact the local Cat dealer or visit: www.cat.com.