Caterpillar will showcase four new products to thousands of visitors attending bauma China 2012, one of the largest construction industry trade fairs in Asia. Two new hydraulic excavator models, one new wheel loader and one off-highway truck will be on display at Caterpillar’s bauma China exhibit (Shanghai Exhibition Center Hall N1). These new Cat machines will expand the range of Cat products directed to the Chinese market.
“China is an important market for our business and we are continually investing in new products and services that will bring value to our customers. bauma Chinagives us an opportunity to engage with customers and highlight the strength and advantages of Caterpillar – quality products, state-of-the-art technologies and excellent after-sales service,” says Phillip Pollock, Marketing Manager of Asia Pacific, Caterpillar Global Construction & Infrastructure.
bauma China, the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Construction Vehicles and Equipment, has been held every two years since 2002 and focuses on offering exhibitors access to the target market of China and Asia markets. In 2010, it had a total of 1,892 exhibitors from 37 countries, 155,615 visitors from 171 countries and 230,000 square meters of exhibition space, giving unprecedented scale and helping become Asia’s largest and most important industry event. bauma China 2012 will take place from November 27 to 30, 2012 in the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC).
In early September 2012, the China National Development and Reform Commission officially announced that $156 billion investment in total has been approved, which will go towards new subways, roadways and other infrastructure projects. The projects will bring great opportunities for the construction machinery industry to grow through sales of qualified and customized products. For many years, Cat hydraulic excavators, wheel loaders and off-highway trucks have played a pivotal role inChina’s infrastructure construction projects. With the new construction plans, Caterpillar will continue to contribute to the construction industry’s work.
Cat Hydraulic Excavators Feature Cost Efficiency
During Bauma China 2012, visitors will see the new Cat 312D GC Series 2 hydraulic excavator. Designed specifically forChinacustomers, the excavator reduces operating costs with its unmatched versatility, improved controllability, easy operation and a comfortable, redesigned operator station. The 312D GC Series 2 hydraulic excavator has an updated engine, updated front linkage and key changes to the hydraulic system, making it an industry-leading performer.
Also on display is the new Cat 326D L hydraulic excavator, designed to blend high productivity, versatility and low operating costs with exceptional reliability and durability. The 25.6-metric tons 326D L, using the fuel-efficient Cat C7 engine rated at 140 kW (net), combines an efficient hydraulic system with heavy-duty upper and lower structures for the power to work productively in demanding applications. A spacious, quiet, ergonomically designed operator station provides an environment for productive day-long operation and reduced fatigue. Convenient ground level maintenance points and extended service intervals help customers reduce overall owning and operating costs.
CatWheel Loader and Off-Highway Truck Create Productive Team
bauma China visitors also can check out the latest Cat wheel loaders, including the new Cat 772G Off-Highway Truck. This new truck carries on the same top quality standard that all Cat Off-Highway Trucks have had since the introduction of the model 769 in 1963 and the model 773 in 1970. The 770/772 would be the first rigid-frame trucks Caterpillar would build with center-mounted cabs. With its special design, the 772G can handle the work of mines and quarries with reliable, durable and fuel-efficient performance. The truck has three body options designed to last the life of the truck and to meet hauling needs productively, safely and reliably.
The Cat 986H wheel loader is built for durability with field-proven Cat components to lower cost per ton. The load-sensing hydraulics and standard torque converter lock-up clutch offer maximum fuel efficiency. The 986H has a 42,500 kg operating weight to form an effective pass match with the Cat 770G and 772G trucks and many on-highway truck configurations. An even pass-match maximizes productivity. To increase operator comfort, the cabin features filtered cab air, soft detent controls and automatic temperature control.
Despite the economic slowdown, China’s construction industry is growing and Cat equipment continues to play an important role. Like all Cat products, the new hydraulic excavators, wheel loader and off-highway truck come with the Caterpillar promise of the best total life cycle value. Quality machines, excellent after-sales service and remanufacturing options ensure that Caterpillar will help customers succeed.