Caterpillar Mining News

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

Joy Global becomes Komatsu Mining

The Japanese firm has completed its $3.7bn takeover of the Milwaukee-based equipment maker.

New Cat® MD6250 blasthole drill cuts costs and improves drilling efficiency with rugged design, integrated technology

The new Cat® MD6250 blasthole drill delivers optimum drilling efficiency in single- and multi-pass applications for both rotary and down-the-hole (DTH) modes.

Joy Global posts first-quarter loss, but will pay dividend

Joy will pay a dividend of $0.01 per share by March 31, provided that the proposed merger with Komatsu America Corp. does not close before the close of business on March 17, 2017.

Caterpillar will move headquarters to Chicago

Previously-announced Peoria complex will not be built.

Caterpillar to develop autonomous mining truck technology for additional models and brands

At a recent Cat® MineStar™ Command for hauling demonstration at the company’s facility in Arizona, Caterpillar announced a project to adapt hardware and software for retrofitting the Komatsu 930E mining truck with Cat autonomous technology. This interoperability initiative is driven by mining companies’ goal of reducing mining costs using their existing fleets.