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HOLT CAT® SIGNS ON TO US ARMY PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS PROGRAM

HOLT CAT®, DBC16B4D-0F68-4CC6-9D16-215948FCD8B1the Caterpillar® dealer for South, Central, North and East Texas has partnered with the US Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) Program to provide priority interview consideration to Army soldiers who have completed one term of enlistment.  Through the PaYS Program, HOLT CAT® will have access to a talent pool with valuable skills, leadership qualities and discipline through US Army training.

“What veterans bring to the table is what every American company needs: strong values and a core work ethic. At HOLT, our values-based leadership culture leads to successful careers for our employees, and that is something we take pride in,” said Peter John Holt, General Service Manager of the Machine Division.

Approximately 17 percent of HOLT’s employee base is former military and the company is a strong supporter of veterans in the workforce.

 

HOLT CAT and PaYS commemorate new strategic partnership. In the photo, from L to R: Bruce McIntyre, Technical Recruiter; Patty Dooley, Director of Employment and Employee Relations; Ron Craft, Vice President Machine Product Support; LTC Rob Patton, Battalion Commander and CSM Torrey Vap, Battalion Command Sergeant Major

HOLT CAT and PaYS commemorate new strategic partnership. In the photo, from L to R: Bruce McIntyre, Technical Recruiter; Patty Dooley, Director of Employment and Employee Relations; Ron Craft, Vice President Machine Product Support; LTC Rob Patton, Battalion Commander and CSM Torrey Vap, Battalion Command Sergeant Major

“PaYS is proud to be partnering with HOLT CAT to provide employment and training opportunities for our veterans,” said LTC Rob Patton, Commander of Dallas Army Recruiting Battalion. “HOLT CAT’s commitment to the military is a prime example of what it means to care for our heroes when they leave service. That’s what we look for in our valued partners.”

Through the PaYS Program, HOLT can load job opportunities onto the PaYS job board database, review resumes of soldiers who show interest in the positions, and guarantee them interview opportunities.

“This unique public-private partnership will help HOLT fill more positions with individuals who bring expertise, training and strong values to the organization,” said Bruce McIntyre, HOLT recruiter and retired Navy Petty Officer. “HOLT’s culture appeals to veterans because of the leadership model we implement into our business operations.”

To commemorate the signed Memorandum of Agreement, Ron Craft, HOLT’s Vice President of the Machine Division, met with PaYS representatives LTC Rob Patton, Battalion Commander and CSM Torrey Vap, Battalion Command Sergeant Major in a private ceremony on Tuesday, November 12. For more information on job opportunities at HOLT, please visit http://www.holtcat.com/careers.

About Holt Cat®

HOLT CAT sells, rents and services Caterpillar machines, engines, generator sets and trucks in a 118-county Texas territory spanning from the Red River to the Rio Grande.  HOLT offers total machine and engine rebuild capabilities, sells used equipment around the world and fabricates its own line of land clearing equipment and HOLT Spray King® water tankers. HOLT is the dealer for Link-Belt Cranes in the Eastern half of Texas as well as the El Paso area. They are the dealer for AGCO/Challenger and Claas farm equipment for the Eastern half of Texas and portions of Arkansas and Missouri.

The Holt name has been associated with heavy equipment and Caterpillar for over 100 years. Peter M. Holt, Chief Executive Officer of HOLT CAT, is the great-grandson of Benjamin Holt, who in 1904 developed the first successful track-type tractor which he named the “Caterpillar.” HOLT CAT has come to be synonymous with quality, integrity and commitment to customer service. The HOLT CAT team is committed to providing rock solid stability with superior products and services to heavy equipment and engine users from Brownsville to Texarkana, Texas. For more information, visit http://www.holtcat.com.

 

New Cat® D Series Skid Steer Loaders Feature New Cab, Operator Environment And Controls—And Increased Engine Performance

C827846Caterpillar is rolling out four new D Series Skid Steer Loaders and updating two current D Series machines to create the new D Series line featuring a completely redesigned cab with first-in-class features, new lift arm design for improved sight lines, and increased engine performance. The four newest D Series models are replacements for their B3, C and C2 Series predecessors.

The Cat® D Series line now encompasses six skid steer loader models ranging in rated operating capacity from 1,800 lb (816 kg) to 3,700 lb (1 678 kg). The 236D and 242D are mid-size frame models and can be as narrow as 60 inches (1524 mm). To provide broader selection for skid steer buyers, the 236D has been redesigned to a smaller platform size. The result is a power-dense radial-lift-path model that combines compact dimensions with impressive performance specs: 1,800-pound (816-kg) operating capacity, 123-inch (3122-mm) hinge-pin height, 74.3 hp (55.4 kW) gross engine power and peak torque of 195 lb-ft (265 N·m).

The new D Series large frame models are the 246D and 262D with rated operating capacities of 2,150 lb (975 kg) and 2,700 lb (1 225 kg), respectively. The 236D, 242D, 246D and 262D feature an electronically controlled 3.3-liter engine that meets Tier 4 Final (Stage IIIB) emissions standards. The Cat C3.3B engine provides 74 hp (55 kW) with 8 percent more torque and a 6 percent increase in fuel economy compared to the previous models.

The largest D Series models, the 272D and 272D XHP, were launched in early 2012 and continue to be powered by an electronically controlled 3.8-liter engine, which meets Tier 4 Interim (Stage IIIB) emissions standards. The Cat C3.8 produces 98 gross horsepower (73 kW) for the 272D and 110 net horsepower (82 kW) for the 272D XHP, which powers an auxiliary hydraulic system producing up to 40 gpm (150L/min) of flow at 4,061 psi (28 000 kPa) to handle the most demanding powered work tools. The 272D and 272D XHP also receive the new cab environment and features as well as the new lift arm design.

“Cab-One” modular structure and advanced control 
The D Series models introduce a new standard in sealed and pressurized cab design. The “Cab-One” structure is one-piece modular construction instead of the two-piece cab design found on competitive skid steer loaders. The Caterpillar design provides superior sealing, which allows doubling the cab pressurization attained with the previous design. The result is a cleaner working environment. In addition, the improved HVAC system supplies 20 percent more airflow and approximately a 50 percent increase in heating and cooling rates.

The cab and operator station incorporate many new features. Seat options include a high-back, heated, air-suspension seat that incorporates industry-exclusive integral seat-mounted joystick controls. The seat provides additional comfort via recline and lumbar adjustments. All air suspension seats feature independent arm bar/joystick control adjustments to allow the machine to be configured for different size operators and for different applications. This arrangement also allows the entire seat/joystick control package to move up and down as a unit, minimizing operator fatigue and maximizing comfort.

C814586The standard control monitor provides a single-code security feature that helps prevent theft and unwanted operation after scheduled work hours. The industry exclusive Advanced Display control monitor expands the number of security (operator) codes to 50 and can store and recall the operating preferences of that number of operators. These preferences include language choice, background color, gauge style, ride-control setting, creep speed, top-speed limit, response for the hystat drive system and response for the implement control system. These allow the machine to be tailored to each operator’s preferences, experience level and specific application. The Advanced Display also expands machine diagnostics capability by allowing the master-code holder to review operator-specific machine information such as hours of operation, fuel burn and operating event or diagnostic codes.

The Advanced Display is video capable and supports the first integrated rearview camera ever offered on skid steer loaders. The camera provides additional work site visibility to enhance safety, especially when working in tight applications.

Electronic throttle features
Also new in the D Series cab is an electronic dial-type throttle that permits precise rpm settings. When the dial is in the high-idle position, the foot throttle functions as a decelerator pedal. The decelerator allows an added degree of control, permitting the operator to quickly modulate travel speed during precise maneuvers or to regulate engine speed when using hydromechanical work tools.

A new throttle-smoothing feature monitors accelerator-pedal movement under the operator’s foot when the machine is traveling over rough terrain, and it then clips the extremes of pedal travel to yield steady, even travel speeds. This feature adds to operator comfort and aids material retention when using the foot throttle.

Intelligent Leveling System
The D Series models feature the Cat Intelligent Leveling™ (ILEV) system, which provides a number of industry leading features, including dual self-leveling, electronic snubbing, return-to-dig and work tool positioning.

The dual self-leveling system electronically and automatically levels the loader linkage when raising and lowering the lift arms. The system ensures optimum material retention whether truck loading material or handling palletized products. Electronic snubbing automatically cushions the descent of the lift arms, slowing downward motion just before the arms reach their stops.

The return-to-dig feature allows the operator to set the digging angle of the bucket and then to automatically recall the setting by depressing a trigger switch on the joystick as the lift arms lower. The work tool positioning feature allows the angle of the tool to be pre-set, as when positioning a trencher for the proper depth, and then to automatically recall the setting if the machine is repositioned. Both features contribute significantly to productivity.

New lift arms and coupler
Lift arms for all D Series machines are a new tubular design that retains excellent lift characteristics and strength while presenting a narrower profile. The sleek lift arm design improves sight lines to the sides of the machine, to the tires and to the work-tool/coupler interface to provide enhanced visibility and site safety.

The available automatic work-tool coupler is now electrically actuated, replacing the previous hydraulically actuated coupler. The new coupler is simpler in design, eliminating hoses and connectors, and easier to install as an accessory in the field.

Serviceability
D Series models accommodate required emissions controls (diesel particulate filter and diesel oxidation catalyst) with no compromise in serviceability. Unmatched ground level access to all routine service points has been maintained, including filters (engine oil, engine air, hydraulic and fuel), battery and engine oil fill and check. The air conditioner condenser is attached to the inside of the engine compartment door and is easily accessible for cleaning or service.

The new models also feature an electric priming pump with automatic air bleed for the fuel system. The priming system eases the task of replacing and priming the fuel filter/water separator.

For more information about Cat D Series Skid Steer Loaders, contact the local Cat dealer or go to: www.cat.com.

D Series Skid Steer Loader Specifications

Model

Gross Powerhp (kW)

Lift Path1R/V

ROC2lb (kg)

Aux. Flowgpm (L/min)

Aux. Pressure (HF)3psi (kPa)

236D

74.3 (55.4)

R

1,800 (816)

30 (112)

3,335 (23 000)

242D

74.3 (55.4)

V

2,150 (975)

30 (112)

3,335 (23 000)

246D

74.3 (55.4)

R

2,150 (975)

32 (121)

4,061 (28 000)

262D

74.3 (55.4)

V

2,700 (1 225)

32 (121)

4,061 (28 000)

272D

98 (73)

V

3,200 (1 451)

32 (121)

4,061 (28 000)

272D XHP

110 (82)

V

3,700 (1 678)

40 (150)

4,061 (28 000)

 

Caterpillar Updates Govbidspec.Com To Help Governmental Agencies Save Time & Resources

Cat logoCaterpillar has revamped GovBidSpec.com, creating a next-generation web destination for public procurement professionals. This updated site gives governmental buyers faster, easier access to the information they need to make well-informed equipment investment decisions.

Knowing that governmental agencies face unprecedented time and resource constraints, Caterpillar revamped GovBidSpec.com to enhance content and streamline navigation efficiency. An all-new structure includes a simpler navigation menu and feature boxes that take users directly to vital information about Cat® products, bid specifications, procurement tools, dealer support and more. This resource-rich site also includes educational materials, Life Cycle Costing content and valuable information about how to save time, control costs and reduce risk with cooperative purchasing contracts. Visitors to the site will be able to sign up to receive news relevant to their industries.

To keep GovBidSpec.com fresh and informative, the site will be updated regularly with new resources such as white papers, articles and case studies. A digital RFP builder that makes it easy for governmental buyers to request total cost information from bidders is scheduled to be added to the site later in 2013.

AEM Announces Winners Of Annual Pillar Of The Industry Awards

Member companies recognized for active support of I Make America pro-manufacturing campaign

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the I Make America campaign announce the 2012 recipients of the annual Pillar of the Industry awards, given to companies achieving or maintaining Gold status in the campaign.

The awards recognize the companies’ tremendous dedication and outstanding contributions to the people and communities of the equipment manufacturing industry through extensive I Make America campaign activities in support of pro-manufacturing policies to improve the economy. AEM and I Make America initiated the awards in 2011 to honor the work of these true industry champions.

For 2012 a total 19 companies received Pillar of the Industry Awards – 16 for achieving Gold Status this year, and 3 honored as Gold Year 2 winners, for maintaining their Gold-level status earned last year. Winners were announced at AEM’s recent annual conference.

Grass Roots Initiative to Create Jobs, Improve U.S. Competitiveness Globally

I Make America is a grassroots campaign launched in September 2010 to dramatically improve American manufacturing policies to create more jobs in the U.S. and keep the nation’s economy competitive with other countries. The campaign has enlisted the support of more than 22,000 people to date nationwide, AEM’s 850+ member companies, and industry organizations.

“I Make America has been a great success thanks to the outstanding support of our AEM member companies. We are pleased to honor these companies who have raised the bar of public affairs advocacy and we commend their efforts through these Pillar of the Industry awards,” said Dennis Slater, AEM president. “As members of AEM, they exemplify the commitment we need from all manufacturers around the country to send the message to Congress and the White House that our economy is in urgent need of manufacturing policies that will help create jobs.”

I Make America Gold-Level supporters have achieved participation benchmarks marking them as industry leaders. Activities can include significant employee involvement; outreach to their state, local and federal legislators; promoting campaign sign-ups at trade shows and with allied trade associations; and production of A Day in American Life video telling the story of how their companies, employees and communities “make America.”

2012 Pillar of the Industry Award Winners

Three companies earned Year 2 Gold status:

  • Angus-Palm
  • Caterpillar
  • International Construction Equipment (ICE)

And 16 companies earned Gold Status:

  • Calder Brothers Corporation
  • CLAAS of America
  • CNH
  • General Kinematics
  • Kondex Corporation
  • Krone NA
  • Miller Electric Manufacturing
  • Paladin Attachments
  • Screen Machine Industries
  • Steel of West Virginia
  • Stellar Industries
  • Sullivan-Palatek
  • Telsmith
  • Volvo Construction Equipment
  • Wolf Robotics
  • Woods Equipment Company

About I Make America – www.imakeamerica.comI Make America is supported by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and its 850+ member companies. We are joined by the memberships of like-minded associations, American business owners, and citizens and local elected officials across the nation. To learn more about I Make America, visit us at www.IMakeAmerica.com. View short videos of employees and small business owners around the country telling the real life stories of how manufacturing affects the national economy at www.ADayinAmericanLife.com. Keep up to date on the latest I Make America campaign news on Twitter @IMakeAmerica and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/IMakeAmerica.

About the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) – www.aem.org 
AEM is the North American-based international trade group providing innovative business development resources to advance the off-road equipment manufacturing industry in the global marketplace. AEM membership comprises more than 850 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture, construction, forestry, mining and utility sectors worldwide. AEM is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with offices in the world capitals of Washington, D.C.; Ottawa, Canada; and Beijing, China.

Cashman Equipment will be hosting a Cat Auction Services unreserved live public auction at their LEED Gold corporate headquarters on December 14th at 9 a.m.

  • Buyers from all over the United States will have the opportunity to bid on a wide variety of equipment, including customer consignment machines, rental rollout items from Cashman Equipment and neighboring Cat dealers, and used equipment trade-ins from Cashman Equipment.
  • The Auction inventory includes equipment as large as a 2008 Cat 345CL Excavator and a 2007 Cat D8T Track-Type Tractor or as portable as a 194 lb. Wacker WP1550W Walk-behind Plate Compactor.
  • Interested buyers are invited to go online to view the entire equipment list, detailed TA-1 level Cat Certified inspection reports, and live-action videos of the equipment prior to the event by visiting www.catauctions.com. Equipment and videos will continue to be added until the week of the auction.

Todd Gilligan, Cashman Equipment General Manager of Sales & Marketing says:

“The equipment that has been assembled at our Henderson corporate headquarters is a great mix of high-quality, well-maintained construction equipment, which will be sold with detailed inspection reports so customers know precisely what they’re buying.” Gilligan went on to note that the comprehensive inspections inform the successful bidder of any updates or repairs needed; Cashman Equipment can then perform any service needed prior to shipment.

“We’re excited to be hosting Las Vegas’ first Cat Auction Services event,” added Gilligan. “While live public auctions certainly aren’t new, we’re looking forward to showcasing Cat Auction’s difference in style, approach, and features.”

Rick Albin, Cat Auction Services President adds:

“We are thrilled to bring the Cat Auction Services experience to the Las Vegas area,” said Albin. “While the online bidding option is always available and is worth checking out, our LEADERBOARD and theater seating create an atmosphere that is worth showing up for.”

“Cashman Equipment is one of the Dealer Partners that makes Cat Auction Services unique. Partnering with dealers allows us to offer a range of services, incredible expertise, and a level of transparency with which other companies cannot compete. We are very excited to be working with Cashman Equipment, and appreciate their support in hosting this auction.

Cashman Equipment Company… Founded in 1931 by James “Big Jim” Cashman, Cashman Equipment is one of the highest rated Caterpillar equipment dealers in North America. A full service dealership, Cashman provides new and used equipment for sale and rental, as well as high-quality parts and service to mining, construction, paving, truck engine, on-highway trucks, and power system industries throughout Nevada and parts of California. With LEED Gold certified corporate headquarters in Henderson, Nevada, Cashman is one of the largest privately-owned employers in the state. For more information, visit www.cashmanequipment.com or follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/CashmanEquipment) or Twitter (@cashmanequip).

Cat Auction Services entered the heavy equipment auction arena in late 2008. Reviews from all corners have been positive, and the auctions have drawn buyers from 49 states and 60 countries. Cat Auction Services was formed through a unique partnership of Cat dealers with the endorsement of Caterpillar, Inc. The addition of Cat Auction Services to the portfolio of services available to Cat customers and others in the heavy equipment industry builds upon the company’s existing customer loyalty. For more information, visit www.catauctions.com.

Cashman Equipment’s Rental Store, 3300 St. Rose Parkway, Henderson, Nevada, 89052