Caterpillar

Cat fined $2.55M to settle clean air case

Cat allegedly shipped more than 590,000 highway and non-road diesel engines without correct emissions controls, according to the EPA.

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Torsional viscous dampers

The torsional viscous dampers for Caterpillar C10, C12 and C13 engines are direct replacements for the original parts. They are recommended for installation at the 300,000-mile crankshaft vibration damper service interval or at an engine rebuild. The dampers are made of steel and coated with a rust preventive, and they self-tune to exact engine harmonic frequency across the engine’s entire rpm range. Vibratech TVD, vibratechtvd.com, (716) 592-1000

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Digital driving assistant

The Heavy Duty WatchDog device acts as a driving coach and provides visual and audio feedback on safety and fuel efficiency. A score ranging from A to F is displayed on the digital gauge package, depending on how well the driver is doing. The device can be integrated with GearMaster technology to help drivers keep track of the proper gear. The Heavy Duty WD works with Caterpillar, Cummins and Detroit Diesel engines. BULLY DOG, bullydog.com, (940) ...

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Vids of the new Caterpillar truck — the CT660

"No one knows heavy-duty like Caterpillar," says the official promo vid for the new Class 8 from Caterpillar, the CT660. Long-awaited in the wake of Cat's announcement that the company was getting out of the on-highway engine market, and entering the truck market, the new truck is here (pictured), built in partnership with Navistar. For several separate video glimpses of it, including reactions from the show floor at ConExpo in Las Vegas, where it was officially ...

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Cat offers CT660 vocational truck

The set-back axle configuration Class 8 truck can be ordered starting in April, with deliveries to begin in July.

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Texas technicians rope Rush rodeo grand prizes — vids and more from the event

Sorting though the rich experience that was Rush Truck Centers' Tech Skills Rodeo, held last week in San Antonio, is I've found a task best approached over weeks rather than days. If you missed the results, read on, or see my story from last week here. It's impossible to get it all into the space of a single post or news piece, including as it did the drama of mutliple competitions, diverse educational opportunities for ...

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Caterpillar to launch vocational trucks

The trucks are being developed with Navistar International, although details haven't been released.

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Todd Easterling of Caldwell, Texas, hauls steel coils and lumber from the East Coast to the Midwest for WTI Transport in this 2002 International 9900I. The truck, named Big Bertha, is powered by a 475-hp Caterpillar and a 10-speed Eaton Fuller.

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Caterpillar jobs: Two accounts

In case you missed the news from last week’s foulup about Caterpillar and the economic recovery plan, you can see and hear the remarks yourself. President Obama, visiting Caterpillar in Peoria, Ill., claimed Cat CEO Jim Owens said “that if Congress passes our plan, this company will be able to rehire some of the folks who were just laid off." Whether the president was just overeager or there was some miscommunication, Owens later set the record straight ...

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