The Cat 586C site prep tractor, a land-management package for its compact tracked loaders, and a focus on attachments mark Caterpillar’s push into what it calls a growing market of land management. The products were showcased last month at its Building Construction Products facility in Clayton, N.C.
Kyle Byrne, owner of Trec Management, Tannersville, N.Y., spoke to business editors about the market.
“Land management is a very broad term,” Byrne said. “We do ecosystem-based management, understanding the mechanics of what is happening within a given environment.
“Land management is not chewing up trees and spitting them out,” he said. “It’s about understanding why you go into a stand of trees, what tree you take, and what the effects will be.”
Caterpillar’s land-management package for its D Series compact track loaders and multiterrain loaders includes seals and guards on the undercarriage and a steel track option. An optional roof-mounted auxiliary hydraulic cooler provides additional protection when operating attachments in high ambient temperatures in applications where leaves and debris may clog normal cooling intake areas.
Download the land-management brochure below.