By Katie Weiler, Managing Editor | September 28, 2010

Caterpillar PM-200 cold planerThe PM-200 cold planer, which replaces Caterpillar's Bitelli SF 200RS, includes many of the features incorporated in Cat's PM-201. The PM-200 is powered by a 575-hp, Tier-3 Cat C18 diesel engine. This 68,000-pound machine is hydrostatically driven and uses a dual-displacement hydraulic motor for each of the four tracks. An operator-controlled positive-traction control valve provides equal traction to all four motors to boost tractive effort in tough cutting situations. Fitted with 178 carbide-tipped tools, the PM-200 has a maximum cutting depth of 12.5 inches.