Caterpillar Mining News

ICMM introduces innovation roadmap for cleaner mining vehicles

Following two innovation summits between ICMM members and suppliers, a governance model for collaboration has been designed.

Caterpillar celebrates milestone 40,000th machine

A 40 year old legacy.

Caterpillar leans on old playbook to cope with Trump tariffs

Six months into the U.S. tariffs on imported aluminum and steel, Caterpillar Inc is finding that one of the best ways it can protect profits is a cost cutting strategy that is more than two years old.

Vale truck fleet at Brazil mine going fully autonomous in 2019

Using seven Caterpillar 793F CMD autonomous trucks, the miner was able to transport 26% more ore at Brucutu mine in just a month.

Surface mining truck fleets in Asia Pacific to grow by 2,200 new vehicles

The global market for surface mining trucks is expected to grow steadily to 2020, primarily driven by the growing demand from mining companies operating across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.

Selling autonomous trucks moves from push to pull: Caterpillar

The technology has gained traction and customers are asking for them.

Caterpillar and Newmont team up on underground vehicle automation

Newmont Mining is the largest user of Cat underground vehicle automation technology in the western hemisphere.

Caterpillar produces 1000th 797 ultra-class mining truck

The 797F model is Caterpillar’s largest truck and the largest mechanical-drive mining truck in the world.

GE to merge transportation unit with Wabtec in $11.1 bln deal

The deal will add more offerings that can improve efficiency and safety to GE's customers, which include Komatsu Ltd and Rio Tinto PLC.

New Cat® 24 Motor Grader improves performance, lowers costs and advances safe operation

The new Cat® 24 Motor Grader delivers high performance construction and maintenance of mine roads to improve mining truck efficiency.

Caterpillar to close facilities, could cut 880 jobs

Heavy equipment maker is also contemplating the closure of its engine manufacturing plant in Illinois.

Rio Tinto to retrofit Pilbara trucks for autonomous handling

Mining giant Rio Tinto Ltd said it plans to expand its fleet of autonomous trucks operating in Australia’s Pilbara iron-ore region, part of a cost-cutting program across its operations.

Caterpillar sales growing faster than predicted

The company posted major gains in the third quarter.

Caterpillar advances latest machines and technology at AusIMM underground operators’ conference

Caterpillar Global Mining is participating in the AusIMM Underground Operators’ Conference as an exhibitor, conference sponsor and presenter.

Caterpillar and Fortescue moving forward with expansion of autonomous truck fleet in Australia

Companies have reached agreement for the expansion of Cat® Command for Hauling at Fortescue’s iron ore mines in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

Cat® 793F mining trucks prove performance in tier 4 configuration

The trucks were put to the test in a variety of applications, including cold ambient temperatures, high ambient temperatures, uphill hauls and flat hauls.

One big, bad dozer turns 40

With its cutting-edge elevated sprocket design, the Cat® D10 changed the face of the dozer market.

Caterpillar develops proof-of-concept battery electric LHD

Prototype of battery electric LHD will be sent to a Canadian mine site.

Caterpillar wins $663 mln U.S. defense contract — Pentagon

Contract is for commercial construction equipment.

Canada's Toromont to buy Caterpillar dealer Hewitt for C$1.02 billion

Cash and shares deal aims to expand Toromont's network of heavy equipment dealers in eastern Canada.

Caterpillar to build solar power plant for B2Gold Otjikoto mine in Namibia

The Canadian gold miner chose Caterpillar and Barloworld for 7 MW solar power installation at Otjikoto mine in Namibia.

Cat introduces new electric drive wheel loader

This new large wheel loader joins the industry leader 988K and the recently launched 986K wheel loaders.

Caterpillar reshuffles top management for mining divisions

Doug Hoerr, Caterpillar's vice president of the material handling & underground division, is retiring in August after more than 20 years with the company.

Alight, Inc. announces Series A funding round of $11 million including strategic investment by Caterpillar Venture Capital Inc.

San Francisco SaaS technology company to use funding to rapidly expand and bring the power to Forecast the Future™ to the world’s most complex and dynamic industries.

CAT’s new wheel loaders in the spotlight

CAT's 986K wheel loader is equipped with the recently launched command remote control system