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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

Holt Cat® Invests In Dubiski High School’s Technical Skills Program

HOLT CAT and Caterpillar®, as part of the Dealer Excellence Fund, have made an investment of $8,800 to Dubiski Career High School in Grand Prairie to support its technical skills program and the career development of technical students. This morning, Dallas WFAA’s Daybreak program featured HOLT CAT Regional Service Manager Tony Spalding presenting the check to Grand Prarie Superintendent Dr. Susan Hull, and Jose Sanchez, a high school senior in the Diesel Technician Training Program at Dubiski High School. Sanchez plans to get training to re-build diesel engines after completing high school. A number of Grand Prarie Independent School District Representatives and Dubiski High School students were in attendance.

HOLT’s Tony Spalding presenting the donation check to a number of Dubiski High School Students

The Caterpillar Dealer Excellence Fund (Est. 1989) is a program to strengthen curriculum and faculty development in technical schools and increase the pool of qualified service technicians.

“The goal of the Dealer Excellence Fund Program is to help schools develop state-of-the-art technical training programs,” explains Shaun Manning, Technical Training Director, HOLT CAT Pro Tech! “When a Cat dealer supports a school’s technical skills program by making a donation, the foundation matches it.” Therefore, the Caterpillar Foundation matched HOLT’s original donation of $4,400 to produce a combined donation of $8,800.

Dubiski High School seniors and juniors in the Ag Power Systems Program with teacher Rick Elmore and HOLT’s Tony Spalding (left)

Rick Elmore, Automotive Program Facilitator and Instructor at Dubiski Career High School, detailed how the school plans to use this donation. “The funds will be used for a hydraulic training system for the diesel mechanic program, which will help prepare students for entry-level positions in the heavy-duty equipment repair field. Hydraulic systems are extremely important and an integral component of construction/agricultural equipment.”

In addition to the investment, HOLT CAT is currently interviewing Dubiski High School students for paid internship positions.  The programs begins in December and eligible student interns will receive top level industry training and could qualify for the National Safe Tractor Operator Certification, which will help these young people develop a competitive edge in the market place.

HOLT strongly supports the training and education of technical students and hopes to increase the pool of qualified technicians to meet industry needs for these specialized employees. The donated funds may be used for scholarships, faculty development, training aids and equipment. Dubiski Career High School was evaluated and selected based on the strength of their current infrastructure and program.

AEM: Equipment Manufacturers’ Top Policy Priority – Fix the Nation’s Debt

AEM Board Affirms Balanced Approach of Spending and Revenue is Only Feasible Solution 

Meeting last week at the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) 2012 Annual Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, the AEM Board of Directors established federal deficit reduction as its top policy priority headed into the New Year.  The Board joined the chorus of national business leaders calling for immediate bipartisan action to comprehensively solve our nation’s debt crisis by adopting a balanced approach that addresses entitlement and discretionary spending, as well as revenue while making wise investments in infrastructure and education.

Upon adopting this position, Caterpillar Group President and AEM Chair Stu Levenick said: “America’s equipment manufacturers have a diverse and substantive policy agenda aimed at driving economic growth – including transportation and energy

Stu Levenick,Caterpillar Group President and AEM Chair

infrastructure investment, progressive export policies and pro-growth tax reform. But we know that our hopes for real economic growth and progress as a nation could be derailed if we are not able to come together to solve the looming fiscal crisis.  So AEM’s Board of Directors unequivocally endorsed making fixing the debt our industry’s top policy priority, and we are calling on lawmakers to take immediate and aggressive bipartisan action to adopt a balanced and comprehensive solution that addresses both the spending and revenue sides of the budget.

“The indiscriminate spending cuts and tax increases facing us now are not the way to deal with our nation’s debt.  Rather, thoughtful consideration needs to be given to investment priorities such as education and infrastructure as well as revenue measures that will provide for long-term economic growth and job creation. Together we have an opportunity to get our economy back on track and create a better environment for equipment manufacturers and businesses of every kind to grow and create jobs. All Americans need to come together and support a bold and balanced approach that will ensure a better future for today’s generations and many to come.”

Stu Levenick, group president of Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Illinois, was elected 2013 AEM Chair at the Annual Conference on November 9. Levenick will lead the AEM Board of Directors to achieve AEM’s 2013 goals, priorities and strategic direction.  He served as Vice Chair in 2012.

Foley, Incorporated Announces Changes To Construction Service Department

Joe Dugan, General Service Manager of Foley, Incorporated has announced two recent promotions within the Construction Service Department.  Pete Policastro has been promoted to Construction Service Shop Manager replacing Pete Foerst upon his retirement in late September.  Felix Adrian has been promoted to Construction Service Shop Foreman, replacing Pete Policastro.

As Construction Service Shop Manager, Pete Policastro will be handling all day-to-day Construction Shop operations, reporting to Dugan.  With more than 25 years of experience in Caterpillar Service, Pete started his career in the Foley Construction Shop, advancing to an “A” rate technician within 3 years.  He contributed to the growth of the company’s Paving business as a Foley Paving Specialist and eventually became a Lead Man in the Shop.  For the past 6 years, Policastro has been working in the Service Department as the Construction Shop Foreman.  Dugan states, “Pete’s performance has changed our customers’ perception of our Service Department.  He is extremely customer-focused and a great asset as Foley strives to create customer experiences that create customers for life.”

Felix Adrian has more than 12 years of Service experience with Caterpillar equipment and On Highway Caterpillar engines.  As Construction Service Shop Foreman, Adrian will be running all daily Service Operations in the Main Construction Shop.  Having started his career in the Foley Lift Division as a “D” rate technician, he reached level “A” rate technician in the CCE Construction Department within five years.  In 2007 he became a Service Writer for the On Highway Division and most recently has been holding the position of On Highway Service Foreman.  “Felix’s commitment to customer service goes above and beyond,” states Joe Dugan, “He will be a great fit within our Construction Service Team, further strengthening our ability to deliver superior service to our customers.”

Both Policastro and Adrian have recently graduated from Caterpillar’s “Flagship Management Program” this year, providing them with even greater management skills and arming them with customer-driven solutions as they take on their new roles within the Foley Service Team.

Based in Piscataway, NJ, Foley is the Caterpillar Dealer in North and Central Jersey, Staten Island and Bermuda.  Since 1957, Foley offers solutions for Power Generation, On-Highway Engine, Construction Equipment and other job site Rental needs.  Foley continually strives to offer you the best products and services available in the marketplace, recently adding a Foley Fire Apparatus Division to serve the Emergency Services field.

Cat 966K XE Equipped With An Advanced Powertrain System Delivers Greater Fuel Efficiency

Equipped with an advanced powertrain system, the new Cat® 966K XE wheel loader impressively delivers up to a 25 percent fuel efficiency improvement with optimum performance. The new model meets the needs for both efficiency and sustainability while simplifying the operator’s interface and operating technique.

Efficiency and Performance

The 966K XE has been engineered to deliver superior efficiency by utilizing an integrated Cat continuously variable transmission system. A hydraulic pump and motor (variator unit), allows for a smooth and continuous gear ratio change between engine speed and machine speed. The variator provides this ratio flexibility while greatly reducing the heat load generated by the drive train when the machine is digging, pushing and climbing under heavy load. The continuously variable gear ratio of the variator also enables the engine to run at a more efficient operating range independent of machine ground speed.

Power is transmitted through the variator unit (versatile gear ratio) as well as a parallel mechanical gear path (highest efficiency). Power through the variator and mechanical paths are combined through a series of planetary gear sets in order maximize the transmission efficiency over a wide range of operating conditions.

The 966K XE is powered by a Cat C9.3 ACERTTM diesel engine, delivering a peak net horsepower rating of 290 hp. Meeting the European Union Stage IIIB emissions standards, the C9.3 ACERT™ engine incorporates a high-pressure common rail injection system for a clean, efficient burn. The proven Cat Clean Emissions Module, which incorporates a Diesel Oxidation Catalyst, a Diesel Particulate Filter and the Cat Regeneration System, functions automatically without interrupting the machine’s working cycle.

Developed especially for production loading for both 966K and 966K XE, Performance Series Buckets are standard and deliver faster fill times and better material retention to reduce cycle time and improve productivity.

Operational Benefits

With the 966K XE, transmission operation is automated and transparent to the operator. The machine is well balanced and easy to operate at extremely low engine speeds, providing optimal productivity and burning less fuel. While maintaining the ability to operate effectively in moderate applications, this machine delivers improved performance on grade and in aggressive applications. The operator has the ability to control maximum ground speed through the use of virtual gears to provide flexibility in various machine applications.

The engine can be controlled to operate more efficiently over a wide range of conditions. During deceleration, machine momentum can be recovered as free energy to power implements or the cooling fan, while significantly lower working engine speeds result in reduced soot build-up for longer regeneration intervals, cutting fuel use further.


The 966K XE has just two pedals with reduced operating interface/mode complexity. In addition, the operator is free to concentrate on bucket fill and digging capabilities without the need for manual shifting. The operator can confidently utilize the machine while the integral power system control prevents engine over-speeding and makes it nearly impossible to stall the engine while digging.

When engaging the stockpile or quarry face the machine automatically reduces speed under full power, without the need for manual downshifting. Smooth and efficient directional changes reduce tire wear, without the need for operator input. In addition, releasing the pedals on a grade does not result in rollback, providing greater control for the operator.

As with the 966K, the 966K XE benefits from a comfortable and productive operator station and the left and right-hand sliding windows can be opened and closed while seated. A standard rear-view camera with large color monitor enhances visibility to the back of the machine.

A new low-effort electro-hydraulic joystick steering system is standard. Joystick steering permits operators to work in the most ergonomically neutral position with both arms resting comfortably on wide, well-padded, adjustable armrests. A high-backed seat with lumbar support further enhances ergonomics. The Cat joystick steering system has an exclusive force-feedback feature that automatically increases joystick effort as ground speed increases. This improves steering control and comfort, especially at higher speeds. The joystick moves side to side; its angle mirrors the machine’s articulation angle.


The engine runs at the most efficient speeds to reduce fuel consumption, which could lead to extended engine life. Furthermore, integrated retarding and modulated torque control could also result in increased tire and brake life.

The 966K XE will be available in North America in the first quarter of 2013.

For more information on the Cat 966 XE, contact your Cat dealer.

Basic Specifications

Engine Cat C9.3 ACERTTM  Stage IIIB
Max. Engine Power  -ISO14396 – (1,700 rpm) metric 239 kW (325 hp)
Max. Gross Power – SAE J1995 – (1,700 rpm) metric 243 kW (330 hp)
Max. Net Power – SAE J1349, ISO9249 (1,700 rpm) metric 220 kW (299 hp)
Breakout Force 173 kN (38,984 lbs)
Static Tipping Load at Full Turn w/rigid tires 15,828 kg (34,886 lbs)
Bucket Capacities 2.50 m3-9.20m3 (3.25 y3-12.00 y3)
Operating Weight 24,189 kg (53,311 lbs)