Caterpillar has announced its lineup of new products to be displayed at World of Concrete 2012, many with new Tier 4-Interim engines. New machines will be displayed in booth C5371 in Central Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The show opens January 23, 2012.
K Series Small Wheel Loaders
Models 924K, 930K and 938K use the Cat C6.6 ACERT engine, which meets Tier 4-I standards and can deliver fuel savings of up to 30 percent, compared with H Series models. New loader linkage blends the power of Z-bar linkage with the versatility of Cat VersaLink or IT linkages. Featuring a new Intelligent Hydrostatic drive system, K Series models are equipped with a front-axle differential lock, new cooling package, and new operator's station with automatic climate control.
K2 Family Crawler Dozers
Models D3K2, D4K2 and D5K2 are powered by the Tier 4-I Cat C4.4 engine and have hydrostatic drive and a new Traction Control system that reduces track slip during maximum load conditions. The new Stable Blade system complements the operator's blade-control input, and a new Eco Mode system can improve fuel economy up to 10 percent with appropriate reductions in engine speed. Options include ventilated seats and heated control handles.
E Series Mini Excavators
The E Series compact radius (CR) mini excavator models—303.5E CR, 304E CR, 305E CR, 305.5E CR and 308E CR SB (swing boom)—feature new Tier 4-I engines and have refined auxiliary-hydraulic systems that provide adjustable flow rates, pre-set work-tool flows and continuous-flow capability. Secondary auxiliary-hydraulic controls are integrated into new ergonomic joysticks, and the implement hydraulic system features a new economy mode. A new monitoring system with the COMPASS digital display panel simplifies operator interface with new control features, including an anti-theft feature.
D Series Skid Steer, Compact Track Loaders
Models 272D and 272D XHP skid steers and 299D and 299D XHP compact track loaders are large-frame models that have a more powerful, Cat C3.8 engine that meets Tier 4-Interim standards and feature a 19-percent boost in lifting force. The XHP models are the largest and most powerful models of their type ever produced by Caterpillar, having an auxiliary-hydraulic flow of 40 gpm that produces 22-percent more hydraulic horsepower, compared with C Series models.
F Series Backhoe Loader
Models 416F, 420F and 430F are redesigned center-pivot models that use the Tier 4-I Cat C4.4 engine that provides horsepower ratings from 87 to 106. The F Series models feature a new loader linkage that provides greater lift and dump heights, as well as increased lift capacity. Specific-model enhancements include an electronic torque limiter for improved hydraulic performance and power management, new torque converter for improved roading characteristics and power-boosted brakes.
C Series Telehandler
The Cat TL1255C telehandler, the largest machine in the new C Series range, has a maximum lift capacity of 12,000 pounds and a maximum lift height of 54.3 feet. The Tier 4-I Cat C4.4 ACERT engine develops 142 horsepower and can accommodate B20 biofuel. The TL1255, with a top speed of 20.4 mph, features a simultaneously extending boom, new Cat 4F/3R powershift transmission with clutch modulation, and new styling and color scheme.