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New CAT heavy equipment to cost slightly more

Heavy equipment are also known for their stupendous prices which is one of the major reason why not many contractors are able to own them. They have to depend on else’s machines that they procure by paying a rent or they buy those used heavy equipment which are old enough and may generate any type of complication while you have them working on the site. This can turn out to be quite a problem for the guy who is currently taken up the project and has deployed heavy equipment just with the hope that it will run till the time he needs them. However, the problem is you do not know when the machine will have issues while you are working on it. This is the reason why experts suggest to go for heavy equipment that are new and also that they belong to a known brand.

CAT has been a pioneer in the heavy equipment sector and most construction companies like to use machines made by them. They believe that heavy equipment produced by companies like CAT are more reliable and lasts really long. They want to invest their money into machines that has a good lifespan and also that are more productive that the earlier models or the machine that they currently own. Market research have indicated that CAT heavy equipment are slightly expensive that heavy equipment manufactured by other players. The reason is simple. They invest good sum of money in doing a lot of research before they come out with a final product.

They begin by taking a survey in the construction arena. They try to collect feedback from people engaged in different genres of construction work and then they start with their endeavor to give shape to the final product. CAT gets its engineers and designers on the job and on the basis of the feedback they try to come up with something that really matters. While designing heavy equipment they keep in view few facts; which are to build a machine that is better than what they have made. Add more features that make it different from what others are selling and make no compromise as far as the quality of the machine is concerned.

It becomes quite obvious that when a heavy equipment manufacturing company is spending a fortune to gather people’s opinion about what they are looking for and then invoking all their resources to come up with a product that suits people’s requirements they will undoubtedly charge a premium for that. Most of the construction companies are even ready to pay this premium as they believe that in order to possess a quality product you have to pay its right price. All they need is 100% satisfaction and real good returns of their investment. The customer service of CAT is phenomenal when it comes to dealing with irate or unsatisfied clients. They try to provide class service and ensure that any issue pertaining to the CAT heavy equipment is resolved without the client having to lose much of his business.

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New CAT heavy equipment are more user-friendly

Heavy equipment are bought by keeping few things under consideration. For instance, the owner of a construction company will prefer machines that consumes less fuel and are more productive. They will also give reliability utter preference. Similarly, the operator who would be actually working on the machine will look for convenience and space. No wonder he would also want the machine to be productive enough to be able to complete the job in comparatively lesser time.

Apart from this, they will also prefer heavy machines to be simple and easy to operate. When you have less buttons inside the cabin you always feel at ease. You know that you got to deal with these many buttons and you have no other business apart from these many buttons. This makes the heavy equipment more user-friendly and is also liked by many operators. Some of the operators are highly brand conscious and they will simply not work on heavy equipment of another brand.

CAT has been for a long time the number one choice of most of the construction companies, contractors and operators. It has been able to hold its position due to several reasons but the most important of them is that it provides lot of comfort and ease to the guy who indeed works on it. You need not have to be a highly experienced operator to work on a CAT machine.

The new series of CAT heavy equipment are extremely sophisticated when it comes to state of the art technology. They have been built by keeping into perception the overall needs of the users. The designers and engineers that were behind building the new series of machines made sure that they give the top quality stuff to their customers. CAT as a company conducts surveys at various levels where they take suggestions from the users and on the basis of those suggestions they bring in new technology.

Various functions can be done via joystick:-

All you need is a basic understanding on how to operate heavy equipment and you can operate any CAT heavy equipment with ease. Most of the functions in a CAT machine can be controlled with the help of a joystick. So you basically need to spend few days controlling the joystick and to understand the various functions that are done using the joystick and once you have known that it becomes a child’s play. However, you got to remember that no all work can be termed as child’s play and therefore if you have to work on rough terrain or bad weather, you need to be sure if at all you can do the work or else you seek the help of an experienced operator.

May be slightly expensive:-

Since you have new technology being adopted in the new series of CAT machines, the price may be slightly high. However, construction companies are certainly not shying away from buying them even though they find them to a slightly over budget. They believe that at the end of the day they are investing in CAT heavy equipment which will last for long.

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Resale of Cat heavy equipment

Most of the assets that are in good condition have a resale value. Buyers while buying any new asset should have the notion in their mind that there will be a time when they have to resell it someone and therefore they should buy it from such a brand that can give a good resale price in the market. Focusing on heavy equipment, there are number of machines of different brands available. But it makes more sense to buy the heavy equipment of the brand which can give you a good resale value. You may want to sell it after few years and you want to sell it at a good price. So as long as you do not buy the stuff of a renowned brand, the chances of getting a good resale value are miniscule. It is therefore advisable to invest your money into buying heavy equipment of a brand that is long lasting, reliable, power efficient and also gives you a good price when you go out to sell it in the market.

Caterpillar is one such brand that meets all the above requirement that a buyer generally wants to have in a heavy equipment. According to a study, it has been observed that CAT dozers are the ones that got sold real fast and also gave a good price to the seller. Well, it is not just the dozer, you can take any CAT heavy equipment for that matter and you can expect to get a good resale value for it. CAT has been carrying this legacy of excellence right throughout its inception and it intends to continue with it by delivering incredible performance across all class. Whatever they get into they try to make class stuff so that the end user do not end up regretting or they receiving any complain from the customer about a fault in a particular product.

Keep the machine well maintained:-

In order to get good resale value, there are few things that a owner should consider doing throughout the time the machine is in its possession. Firstly, the heavy equipment should be well maintained at all times. Though CAT machines are exceptional in quality, if you do not take good care of them they may turn rogue. It is absolutely no fault of the machine. The users should ensure that in order to maintain the highest standard of performance the heavy equipment should be serviced at regular intervals. It should be cleaned after work so that the dirt gets wiped off its body and also lubricate the machine at regular intervals. This in turn increases the overall longevity of the machine and thus ensures a good resale value.

Give it a new look:-

We all like to buy things that look new. It may be a used one but we expect it to look a bit new. The owners of heavy equipment should get the equipment painted before they decide to sell it off. If required, change the faulty parts with new. This will give a new life to the machine.

Why most construction companies want to use CAT heavy equipment

Among the 33 heavy equipment manufacturing companies present worldwide, it is only Caterpillar Inc (CAT) which is the world leader. It is the leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. It’s construction industries segment’s product portfolio includes more than 300 various machines and related parts, such as backhoe loaders, compact wheel loaders, small track-type tractors, small wheel loaders, track-type loaders, medium track-type tractors, skid steer loaders, mini excavators, select work tools, multi-terrain loaders, small, medium and large track excavators, motor graders, medium wheel loaders, wheel excavators, telehandlers, compact track loaders, pipe layers and mid-tier soil compactors. These are the workhorses of any construction and mining industry and make their job easy and quicker. CAT produces equipment which are embedded with latest technologies for increased safety, comfort, reliability, durability and of good quality with an aim to help customers meet their needs. Customers have found their equipment up to their expectations and are satisfied. Hence, they are popular and widely used in construction industry making CAT a world leader. Further, no competitor company can match with caterpillar’s product range

 

The following are the reasons for construction companies use CAT heavy equipment:

  • Focus on customer satisfaction:
  1. They have more than 300 machines which are durable, innovative and reliable which satisfy customers for the investment that they have made in purchase of the equipment. CAT has ability to see the job from customer’s point of view and meet their needs.
  2. CAT sells both new and used machines. The used machines are sold at a cheaper price than the new products.
  3. CAT gives option to customers to upgrade their equipment. This opportunity allows customer to use the same machine for a long time.
  4. Their products, services, solutions offered by them, help customers to succeed.
  5. They provide solutions for maintenance which minimizes downtime, reduces cost and keeps equipment in run mode during peak performance. In addition, local CAT dealers technician’s have the experience, knowledge and training necessary to troubleshoot problems faced by customers and provide maintenance and repairs of equipments. Thus, efficient service by CAT allows the customers to manage their business effectively.
  • Marketing and Distribution: Its pioneer in exploring new age marketing
  1. They have the best distribution and product support system as compared to any other capital goods industry.
  2. They have dealers which are as old as the company. They have wide and strong network of dealers in different countries.
  3. They have built their brand and improved corporate image. They participate in various marketing channels such as trade shows and participating in technical seminars. Also use of internet has been used for advertising.
  4. Construction boom in Asian countries gave them good opportunity to expand especially in China.

This strategy has increased and made customer base stronger in developed and developing countries.

 

Thus, good marketing strategy along with innovative and durable products has won over the customers, due to which Caterpillar Inc’s equipment and machinery is widely used in construction industry.

Resale of CAT heavy equipment can fetch higher price

Heavy equipment after a certain period of time needs to be upgraded and while you are in the mode of upgrading it, you either do away with your existing one or you install more features in it. Sadly, not all heavy equipment are compatible with upgrading feature and one has to eventually do away with it. But the question here is that once expensive heavy equipment which is now no longer in use for you, does it fetch any resale price for you and do you have a market where there are buyers who are ready to buy your heavy equipment which has perhaps now become almost redundant. Well, as we say there is a market for everything in this world. You only have to find the right channel to put it across. The next important question is at what price you should be selling your used and possibly redundant heavy equipment.

Heavy equipment of different companies have different rates. You sell a machine of a reputed brand and you are sure of the fact that you will get god money out of the transaction. However, if you have heavy equipment which is not of a famous brand then getting a decent price could be a problem. It is quite logical for anybody to not pay you more for a machine that does not have a good brand name attached to it. Therefore, the crux is to buy heavy equipment of famous brands so that when you have to sell them, you can expect a good price. Heavy equipment of CAT are famous for its quality, durability, high performance and low maintenance cost. So owners of CAT equipment ideally do not experience hardships in selling their machines at a price they want to. They normally get the amount they quote and also owners of heavy equipment of other top notch brands have an easy time selling their used ones in the second hand heavy equipment market.

So eventually, it is the brand name that plays a major role in getting a good resale value and CAT heavy equipment are undoubtedly the best. So there are more takers for that than machines of any other brands. The avenues where you can sell your used CAT heavy equipment are online, word of mouth and to companies who deals with second hand machines. When you sell it via word of mouth, you end up paying nothing to anybody for selling the machine but using any other mode apart from this will cost you an amount. If you try to sell the heavy equipment online, the website will charge you a nominal fee for listing the item and also an additional fee if it turns out to be a successful sale.

If you approach a company who buys your used machine and sell it after making some modifications, you only get the sales price and do not pay any sort of fees to anybody. In this scenario you got to wise enough as you are dealing with professionals who will try hard to negotiate with you and bring down the price of the machine. Stick to your price and you may see them paying you the amount you have quoted.

New Caterpillar Bulldozers

Construction business owners invest a lot on heavy equipment and they are always in the look of technologically advanced machines that has the capacity of working for hours at length, consumes less fuel, emit less carbon and provide enough comfort to the operator so that at the end of the day they do not feel dead tired. Reliability is something that they are not ready to compromise a bit and if they find that the machine is not up to the mark, then very soon the demand diminishes for that machine incurring huge loss to the manufacturer. Keeping everything into due deliberation, Cat always comes up with products that matches consumer’s needs, wants and demands and in this process they turn out to be the undisputed leader in the heavy equipment manufacturing industry leaving every other company far behind.

Caterpillar is renowned for producing different types of equipment and is best known for producing dozers. We will be speaking in length about one of its new arrival and that is CAT D11T dozer.

Starting with the dimension of the machine, the total length of the machine with blade is 34.9 ft in and without blade it is 19.8 ft in, the width over the tracks is 11.8 ft in, the height to the top of the cab is 13.4 ft in and the length of the track on the ground is 12.7 ft in. Paying little attention on the specs, CAT D11T has a gross power of 935 hp and net power of 850 hp. The power measure is at 1800 rpm and the displacement is 1958.9 cu in. The total number of cylinders installed in the dozer is 12.

The total operating weight of the machine is 104590 kg with a fuel capacity of 425 gallon. The cooling system fluid capacity, the engine oil capacity, hydraulic fluid capacity and power-train fluid capacity is 63 gallon, 28 gallon, 64.2 gallon and 91 gallon respectively. The operating voltage is 24 V with alternator supplied amperage of 100amps.

Moving to the transmission of the machine, the total number of forward and reverse gears is 3 with a maximum forward speed of 7.3 mph and maximum reverse speed of 8.7 mph. The standard shoe size of the machine is 28 in. The total number of shoes on each side is 41 and the total number of track rollers on each side is 8. Moving the focus to the blade of the dozer, the width and height of the blade is 18.3 ft in and 109 in respectively. The capacity of the blade is 35.5 yd3 and the cutting depth is around 30.2 in.

It is fitted with hydraulic pump that is ideally gear driven and has a relief valve pressure of 3500 psi and the pump flow capacity is 66 gallon per minute. People who are intending to buy this machine should first go through its specifications and decide to buy it only if they find it suitable for their projects which it ideally is.

Top Selling Caterpillar machines

Almost every heavy equipment manufacturing company produces some kind of heavy equipment that turn out to be their best-selling machine. It is not that they have always anticipated it to be their best-selling machine but at times it just happens. However, there have been occasions where they plan the making and the advertisement of a machine in such a way where they want that stuff to be the most sold over machine for that year. Other than that, the name of a brand also matters a lot when it comes to selling heavy equipment to top construction companies. As a matter of fact, most of the biggest construction companies in US prefer heavy equipment of companies that has the name of a big brand attached with it. They will not go for machines of brand that they have not much heard about. They can be called brand loyal or brand choosy or whatever one might want to name them but they would prefer to stick to brands that are famous and are also ready to pay a high price for it.

Out of the heavy equipment producing companies Caterpillar has remained the most trusted company ever and continue to win many hearts with its continuing endeavor to provide better facility to its users.

If we check deep as to which machines of CAT has been the most sold ones in the last few years it would be their excavators and loaders. Cat is renowned for producing top notch excavators and is sold not only in the US but all over the globe and when we check the details; it speaks for all over the world. It has been seen that machines manufactured by CAT more expensive than equipment produced by other renowned companies but still prefer like to go for CAT. The reasons could be plenty but few very strong ones are that the operators have found CAT manufactured machines to be very easy to use, they are gently and user-friendly and also have a long life which means that the machine will not give problems after having been used for a couple of years. Other than that, the after sales service of this company is astounding.

You do not have to keep on following up with their officials. Once your complaint is registered, the engineers will then take charge and ensure that the problem is fixed and you are not left complaining for any kind of louse service. All these reasons have attributed for the increase in the sale of CAT excavators and loaders.

Other than this, these 2 types of machine also play an important role in the construction segment. It is simply not possible to carry on with the project for long without bringing in these machines. An excavator is perhaps the one that is needed the first followed by other machines. Many mid-east countries also vouch for products manufactured by CAT which has led to the dramatic increase in its sale.