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Caterpillar Expands Underground Mining Loaders Supply with New Assembly Line in Brazil

Caterpillar has opened a new assembly line of underground mining loaders in Brazil. In response to the continuing strong demand for mining equipment, Cat now is manufacturing the R1600G LHD in the long established Caterpillar facility in São Paulo State. The new line establishes a second source for Cat® LHDs, which previously have been manufactured solely in Tasmania, Australia.

Goldcorp?s El Sauzal receives international cyanide certification

Goldcorp’s El Sauzal mine in Mexico has become the first gold mining operation in Mexico to be fully certified under the International Cyanide Management Code for the Manufacture, Transport and Use of Cyanide in the Production of Gold (the Cyanide Code). El Sauzal was 2007’s largest gold producer in Mexico, at over 300,000 oz. Early [...]

Caterpillar Announces Entry Into Tunnel Boring Business With Acquisition of Lovat Inc.

PEORIA, Ill. – Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) and Lovat Inc. announced today that Caterpillar has acquired Lovat, a leading global manufacturer of tunnel boring machines used in the construction of metro, railway, road, sewer, water main, penstock, mine access, high voltage cable and telecommunications tunnels.

Caterpillar Announces New 992K Wheel Loader Designed For Efficiently Loading 100- and 70-Ton-Capacity Trucks

The new Cat® 992K Wheel Loader builds on the popular and productive 992G with features to enhance productivity, operator efficiency and safety, serviceability and durability. The loader efficiently matches with the Caterpillar® 777 and 775 off-highway trucks. The new loader delivers fast cycles and high bucket fill factors for productive truck loading. The 992K replaces the 992G.

Caterpillar® Pin Grabber Performance Bucket Maximizes Excavator Digging Performance and Maintains Versatility

Caterpillar introduces the Pin Grabber Performance Bucket for maximum digging performance when using a Pin Grabber Coupler on hydraulic excavators. The system delivers powerful bucket curl forces in combination with the versatility and convenience that a hydraulically powered quick coupler offers.

Caterpillar Announces First-of-Its-Kind Electric Drive Track-Type Tractor

In a move that further positions it as the world’s leading manufacturer of earthmoving equipment, Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is unveiling the first innovative AC electric drive track-type tractor in the industry. The revolutionary electric drive system developed for track-type tractors gives the D7E an unmatched balance of power, efficiency, control and maneuverability. The machine will be showcased at CONEXPO/CON-AGG 2008 March 11-15 in Las Vegas, Nevada.