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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.

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.
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