Caterpillar gets to work on extensive bauma 2022 line-up

CATERPILLAR has announced its theme for bauma 2022 will be ‘Let’s Do The Work’.

Equipment will be displayed by Cat dealer Zeppelin. More than 70 pieces of plant and attachments from Caterpillar Construction Industries (CI) will be on show in Munich. Separately, the Caterpillar Industrial Power Systems Division (IPSD) will display multiple Cat engines from its product range.

Technologies on display will include the Cat Command Station, which enables operators to work remotely, seated in a virtual cab.

Accessed via laptops and mobile devices, Cat Productivity will demonstrate a cloud-based application that provides an overview of machine and jobsite production.

Cat Grade with Assist for excavators uses machine position sensors and operator-defined depth and slope parameters to automate boom and stick movements. The Cat PL161 has been designed for asset tracking and work tool recognition. It mounts to attachments and other items so their location can be viewed across multiple sites.

Bauma attendees can also learn about the hundreds of new Cat Reman and Rebuild product offerings as well as the range of repair options. Cat Rebuild services run 350 separate tests, and recondition or replace up to 7,000 parts during a Cat Certified machine Rebuild to return it to a ‘like-new’ condition at a lower cost than a new machine. The Cat 982M wheel loader on display will be a Cat Certified Rebuild.

Sustainable solutions showcased will include the high drive electric drive dozer – the D6 XE – said to move up to 35% more material per litre of fuel than the predecessor D6T. The machine on display features a Cat Abrasion undercarriage that the manufacturer explained extends wear life of the undercarriage in high-abrasion, low to medium-impact applications.

Caterpillar has committed that all new products through 2030 will be more sustainable than the previous generation. The 20 next generation Cat excavators at bauma with capacities from 1.6 to 95 tonnes are all said to deliver ‘increased productivity and lower fuel consumption’. The manufacturer will also unveil several electric models currently under development.

The exhibition offering will include different model platforms – from XE models featuring the latest technologies and/or advanced drive systems to GC models designed to deliver ‘rugged reliability and value’ – to meet a broad range of customer needs and applications.

Highlights of the Caterpillar Building Construction Products (BCP) division display will include nine next generation Cat mini hydraulic excavators.

Among the exhibited compact wheel loaders, attendees will see the recently introduced Cat 906, 907 and 908 (in a high-lift configuration) models. They feature a re-engineered operator’s station said to leverage exclusive Caterpillar technologies to improve the operator experience and the new Cat 2.8 engine with an upgraded drive and powertrain.

The nearly 30 displayed Caterpillar Global Construction & Infrastructure (GCI) models are anchored by nine tracked and four wheeled next generation excavators ranging from 15 to 95-tonnes, a rail-road excavator and three material handlers. The 980 XE medium wheel loader features a continuously variable transmission (CVT).

The line-up will also include articulated and off-highway trucks with capacities ranging from 30 to 70-tonnes and Cat 992 and 988K XE large wheel loaders. Recent updates to the 988K XE with electric drive are described as providing faster downhill speeds, improved rimpull, and increased hydraulic breakout force.

Dozens of attachments will also be on display including hammers, sheers, grapples, couplers, buckets, smart dozer blades, augers, demolition grapples, and tiltrotators.

Caterpillar IPSD will exhibit a range of current and future power solutions designed to support OEMs in their energy transition goals. The display will feature a new Cat C3.6 industrial power unit, plus the C7.1, C9.3B, C13B and C18 engines. Fuel options include biodiesel up to B20 and 100% hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) to EN15940.