Cat makes electrifying start to bauma 2019

CATERPILLAR is showcasing its widest ever range of equipment, technology and services at this week’s bauma exhibition in Munich.

In total, the manufacturer is displaying 64 machines, including 20 new releases. Cat and German dealer Zeppelin Cat have approximately 13,000 square metres of exhibit space at the event.

The Cat line-up includes the world’s first high-drive electric drive dozer, the D6 XE; which the manufacturer says offers up to 35% better fuel efficiency than its D6T predecessor. Also on display is a concept 906 fully electric zero-emission compact wheel loader, powered by a lithium-ion battery with an electric drivetrain; and  the 988K XE, Caterpillar’s first diesel/electric-drive wheel loader

Eight new Cat Next Generation mini hydraulic excavator models also feature at the mammoth trade fair alongside three new Next Generation excavators, including the 330 and 336.

“Cat construction machines are available with more automation, integrated technology and digital solutions that enable customers to focus on their most important task: running their businesses,” said Caterpillar’s construction industries group president Ramin Younessi. “We are working to significantly decrease owning and operating costs while increasing power density and the use of alternative fuels, maximising the efficiency of power systems, and expanding electrification in our product lines. We want to ensure our customers are successful with Caterpillar solutions.”