Equipment Type

 Heavy-Duty Trucks, Class 7 & 8, >26,000 GVW

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Caterpillar has expanded its heavy-duty line of Class 8 work trucks with the new Cat CT681 vocational truck, a set-forward-axle model designed for customers who prefer a longer wheelbase truck or who must comply with restrictive load limitations on bridges and roads. 

Single-rear-axle MHD 4x2 Mack Granite comes in Class 7 and Class 8 versions.

All-wheel drive versions of Western Star 4700SB (setback front axle) come in 4x4 and 6x6 versions.

Caterpillar’s vocational truck went into production last summer, and units are heading to dealers right now. What are people making of them? That depends on where they stand.

The Peterbilt model 382, designed for vocational markets, is now available with expanded options.

Blogs

Big Iron
When highway bill time comes, remember that your president hung you out to dry on Keystone…in the name of a handful of alarmists.
Big Iron
Gwenne Henricks explains how Caterpillar's Innovations Lab will address customer needs.
Big Iron
Bob Emerrson, in a blog post titled “Enabling the IoT Vision,” suggests that telematics is but a stepping stone to the full service that end-users will eventually enjoy from the technology.
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I asked Oberhelman about telematics and dealers, as well as how 2015 looks.

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#KeystoneXL Can this debacle happen again with a highway bill? Valid question, I say: http://t.co/OWJmwQ17rK...
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Gather operator behavior info in effort to determine risk? http://t.co/Wlm7VsUC3M
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