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Cat Stretch

What lies ahead for the future of Navistar and CAT Trucks – Dave Whyte provides an overview. The history of Cat Trucks in Australia is an interesting one. Having enjoyed a very strong following from a band of loyal Cat operators the withdrawal from the Australian on-highway engine market was sudden, leaving many of its traditional customers frustrated that the ...

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On the Double

There’s no better way to trial a prime mover than being out on the road. Dave Whyte heads north to Brisbane with the CAT CT630SC It’s not hard to see how important the B-double has become to the Australian transport industry. With the increase in productivity they offer, and the ongoing driver shortage, this popularity is only set to increase ...

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Short Shifter

Dave Whyte heads south from Brisbane with the CT630S Since 2010, CAT trucks have been making their way onto our roads in fairly modest numbers, with the opportunity for higher sales figures restricted by a number of factors, including lack of supply during 2013. In the early days following their launch, customers were put off by high prices and questions ...

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Cat Stretches

The newest kid on the block expands its range and shows it remains very serious in its intentions The introduction of Cat Trucks into the Australian market has certainly not been without its hitches. From an initial intention to build all its stock from imported components at the Tullamarine Caterpillar facility we’ve seen all that change to full importation from ...

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Yellow Lines

The CT13 engine is now available, but will it appeal to staunch CAT supporters? The launch of CAT Trucks onto the Australian market has been an interesting saga, worthy almost of a TV series to catalogue the changes that have occurred to the brand since the first models were assembled at the company’s Tullamarine, Melbourne, facility. In that time we’ve ...

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CAT Connection

A new 13-litre moves the CAT team forwards for a stronger future Cat Trucks moves into its third year in Australia with strong plans for a continuing series of product improvements, showing that the brand intends to grow its presence in one of the most competitive truck markets in the world. Speaking to PowerTorque, Bill Fulton, managing director of CAT ...

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Concrete and Clay – Piave Premix Concrete

Cat Trucks are standing up well in the urban jungle for Piave Premix Concrete of Melbourne The continuous rebuilding of Melbourne and the move to high-rise apartment blocks is great for the city, especially when every form of building uses concrete, and that happens to be the business you are in. Nestling right in the heart of Port Melbourne is ...

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Black Beauty

It turns heads wherever it goes, and if CAT Trucks gets its wish, it‘s the first of many. Yellow engines have been the mainstay of the earthmoving business around the world. So strong is the brand today, that distributors such as WesTrac justify their involvement with the CAT name by confidently investing over $160 million in one dealership alone, the ...

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Where the Rail Meets the Road

Interstate operator, SCT, shows how rail and road infrastructure can work together efficiently It’s easy to talk glibly about transport logistics and the maximisation of multi-modal infrastructure, but it’s quite something else to witness, at firsthand, how this premise can be extended to offer a highly-efficient national service. In 1974, Mr. Peter Smith established SCT, and, through the intervening years, ...

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Roadworks

Dave Whyte heads up the Hume with Cat power The Cat Truck story has certainly been interesting to watch evolve, as over the past two years this new arrival onto the Australian market has finally found its feet, entering service with operators throughout the country. Interestingly, many customers who have bought a Cat truck have come back for more, with ...

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