Cat highlights tech, sustainability and services at bauma

At this year's bauma quarrying and construction equipment show Caterpillar construction equipment will be displayed by its dealer Zeppelin inside and outside Hall B6 at the Munich event (October 24–30).
Loading, Hauling & Excavation / July 14, 2022
By Liam McLoughlin
The new Cat 336 hydraulic excavator will be on show at bauma
The new Cat 336 hydraulic excavator will be on show at bauma

Under the theme “Let’s Do The Work” the overarching messages will expand beyond the equipment to highlight Caterpillar’s broad range of technology, services and sustainability solutions.

The exhibit will feature more than 70 pieces of Cat equipment and attachments from Caterpillar Construction Industries (CI). Separately, the Caterpillar Industrial Power Systems Division (IPSD) will display multiple Cat engines from its product range, from 0.5L to 30L, in Hall A4, stand 336.

Among the technologies on display at bauma 2022, the Cat Command Station enables operators to work remotely and safely, nearby the site or many kilometers away, seated in a virtual cab with familiar controls and display. Attendees will be able to sit in the Command Station and operate a machine remotely.

Accessed via laptops and mobile devices, Cat Productivity will be on display demonstrating an easy to implement cloud-based application that provides a complete overview of machine and jobsite production.  It is a data rich tool that delivers consolidated and actionable site-level information to analyze performance and improve productivity.

Cat Grade with Assist for excavators uses machine position sensors and operator-defined depth and slope parameters to automate boom and stick movements for more accurate cuts with less effort to help increase operator efficiency. The Cat PL161 has been designed for asset tracking and work tool recognition. It mounts to attachments and other items so their location can be viewed across multiple sites. When installed on a Cat work tool operated by a next generation Cat excavator, the PL161 enables numerous additional features, such as work tool recognition and the tracking of hours worked.

With more than 1.2 million connected assets capturing and reporting machine operating data, Cat says its dealers can offer customers solutions like VisionLink to help increase uptime and maximise profitability.

One key Cat service offering at bauma is customer value agreements (CVAs) which provide customers hassle-free ownership of their new and used equipment to help reduce owning and operating costs.

Additional services solutions being featured at bauma include the new cloud-based Cat Service Information System (SIS) 2.0 offering convenient, intuitive online and mobile capabilities for ordering parts on

Also on show will be a diverse portfolio of Cat products, services and solutions that lower greenhouse gas emissions, improve efficiency and productivity, and deliver energy flexibility. The manufacturer says technology integration, services solutions and advanced machine design increase operating efficiency, which results in less fuel burned and reduced CO2 emissions.

Claimed to be the world’s first high drive electric drive dozer, the Cat D6 XE moves up to 35% more material per litre of fuel than the predecessor D6T. Operator productivity is increased up to 50% using the broad range of Cat technology choices. The machine on display features Cat Abrasion undercarriage that extends wear life of the undercarriage in high-abrasion, low- to medium-impact applications, while its patented relieved tread idler design extends life up to twice as long.

Cat dealer will exhibit over 70 pieces of Cat equipment and attachments
Cat dealer will exhibit over 70 pieces of Cat equipment and attachments

Caterpillar has made the commitment that 100% of its new products through 2030 will be more sustainable than the previous generation. The 20 next generation Cat excavators on display with capacities from 1.6 to 95 tonnes all feature increased productivity and lower fuel consumption. The exhibited new Cat 336 hydraulic excavator offers high production with low-cost operation. Its new 1000-hour oil and fuel filters extend service intervals and reduce parts and labour costs.

In the future, certain models of Cat equipment will also include battery-electric with zero-exhaust emissions. Caterpillar will unveil to bauma 2022 attendees several electric models currently under development. Additionally, the modified tethered electric Cat MH3024 material handler is designed to excel in indoor applications where less mobility is needed and no exhaust emissions are required.

The exhibit will include different model platforms – from XE models built for performance with the latest technologies and/or advanced drive systems to GC models designed to deliver rugged reliability and value – to effectively meet a broad range of customer needs and applications.

The nearly 30 displayed Caterpillar Global Construction & Infrastructure (GCI) models are anchored by nine tracked and four wheeled next generation excavators ranging in capacity from 15 to 95 tonnes, a rail-road excavator and three material handlers. The 980 XE medium wheeled loader features a continuously variable transmission (CVT) delivering increased fuel efficiencies up to 35% compared to the M series models, plus it has an expanded technology platform to increase machine performance.

To move large volumes of materials, the Hall B6 stand also includes articulated and off-highway trucks with capacities ranging from 30 to 70 tonnes and Cat 992 and 988K XE large wheeled loaders. Recent updates to the 988K XE with electric drive give the loader faster downhill speeds, improved rimpull, and increased hydraulic breakout force for up to 5% better production over the previous 988K XE model.

Complementing the range of Cat construction equipment, dozens of attachments will be on display. This vast range includes hammers, sheers, grapples, couplers, buckets, Smart dozer blades, augers, demolition grapples, and tiltrotator systems.

Caterpillar IPSD will exhibit in Hall A4, stand 336 a range of current and future power solutions designed to support OEMs in their energy transition goals. The display features a newly released Cat C3.6 industrial power unit, plus the C7.1, C9.3B, C13B and C18 engines – each meeting EU Stage V emissions standards and compatible with low-carbon fuels. Fuel options include biodiesel up to B20 and 100% hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) to EN15940, to support customers’ sustainability goals. The exhibit will also include Caterpillar’s latest telematics service offering that supports the customers’ connectivity requirements.

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