Latest Cat innovations to be demonstrated at Plantworx

Cat 308 CR

CATERPILLAR, in collaboration with Finning UK & Ireland, will exhibit its latest innovations at Plantworx 2023.

Four next generation Cat compact radius mini hydraulic excavators will be showcased at the event in Peterborough from June 13-15. These mini-diggers are said to offer common features and consistent control layout to ‘simplify’ training and operator adaptation

The Cat 308 CR with ease of use technologies – Indicate and E-Fence – is described as allowing operators of all experience levels to work ‘more efficiently and consistently’.

The Cat 306 CR with TRS6 tiltrotator gives 360 degrees of rotation and 40 degrees of tilt to enable digging and grading without the need to reposition the machine.

Ease of use technology monitor on Cat mini-excavators

The Cat 301.7 CR and Cat 302.7 CR will also be on display. Both cab and canopy versions can be tilted back in minutes. The joysticks and travel levers tilt up with the cab, allowing unobstructed access to components. Cabs are sealed and pressurised and offer a ‘clean and quiet environment’ for the operator and can be equipped with heating and/or air conditioning for all-weather climate control.

To support customers transitioning to a lower-carbon future, Caterpillar will display the battery electric Cat 906 compact wheel loader prototype powered by a Caterpillar battery prototype, which includes an onboard AC charger.

The Cat C3.6 industrial engine will be showcased at Plantworx. The engine meets EU Stage V emissions standards and is designed to meet the needs of industries including earthmoving and paving equipment, pumps, compactors/rollers and compressors, among other machines. Smaller in size than its predecessor and delivering 5% more power density and 12% more torque, the C3.6 is compatible with biodiesel up to B20 and hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) to EN15940.

Cat C3.6 industrial engine

Caterpillar is also promoting its remanufactured Cat engines, with a C6.6 that displays the engine both before and after the remanufacturing process. Remanufactured to ‘like-new’ standards, Cat Reman engines are backed with the same-as-new Caterpillar warranty.

The Caterpillar talent acquisition team will be at Plantworx to highlight the diverse careers available within the company.