Friday, May 27, 2005

CAT 416D Backhoe Loader

Designed for long hours of operation and low cost production, the Cat 416D features rugged construction, a spacious work environment, high rotation backhoe and easy maintenance.

CAT 416D Backhoe Loader

Cat 416D Backhoe Loaders specs:
  • Engine Model - Cat 3054C DINA / Net Power (Standard) 74 hp / 55 kW
  • Weights:
    - Operating Weight (Nominal) - 15257 lb / 6900 kg
    - Operating Weight (Maximum) - 21605 lb / 9800 kg
  • Bucket Capacity - General Purpose - 1.25 yd3 / 0.96 m3
  • Lift Capacity @ Full Height - 5292 lb / 2400 kg
  • Bucket Breakout Force - 8524 lb / 37.9 kN
  • Turning Circle: outside, front wheels - 26.4 ft / 8 m
  • Turning Circle: outside, widest loading bucket - 34.1 ft / 10.6 m

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Caterpillar's Clean Diesel 2007 On-Highway Emissions Solution

Utilizing a Cat C13 ACERT engine, the company displayed a 2007 emissions compliant truck at an event in West Point, Virginia where President Bush highlighted key elements of his energy policy.

"Caterpillar applauds President Bush for his commitment and support of clean diesel initiatives," said Doug Oberhelman, Caterpillar Group President with responsibility for the company's power systems business. "The on-highway standards for 2007 will help to provide cleaner air for our environment. While these standards present an enormous technological challenge, Caterpillar is fully prepared to provide its customers with a solution that preserves reliability, durability and fuel economy."

Caterpillar has pledged to provide hundreds of 2007 compliant truck engines to truck fleet customers this summer so they will have the opportunity to field test this new technology well ahead of the rigorous 2007 emissions deadline.

Caterpillar was the first engine manufacturer to offer clean diesel engines certified to meet EPA's tougher 2004 standards, which require more stringent testing to demonstrate lower emissions over longer periods of engine operation. Currently more than 200,000 on-highway engines featuring ACERT Technology are powering trucks, accumulating some 40 million miles a day while delivering the products, goods, and supplies that help keep America's economy running.

In addition to meeting emissions requirements, Caterpillar customers have experienced superior fuel economy for their fleets using engines featuring ACERT Technology. "We are running more than 200 trucks with Cat engines using ACERT Technology, and that's a big part of why our fleet fuel mileage has improved from about 6.0 to 6.5 miles per gallon," said John Liberkowski, director of purchasing and fleet maintenance for New Century Transportation of Westhampton, New Jersey. "With fuel prices today, that's a huge difference because every tenth of a mile saves us $1.2 million in fuel costs."

"Caterpillar has invested more than $1 billion in research and development for ACERT and other clean diesel projects to help our customers meet today's standards, and future regulations," Oberhelman said. "Caterpillar customers know they have a 2007 emissions solution using ACERT Technology which will work hand-in-hand with the Bush administration's upcoming low sulfur diesel fuel regulations," said Oberhelman.

ACERT is a differentiated, breakthrough technology that reduces emissions at the point of combustion. The technology capitalizes on Caterpillar's proven leadership in engine electronics, fuel injection systems and combustion technology. All Caterpillar on-highway truck and bus engines now in production are equipped with ACERT Technology, which also provides a foundation to meet future emission regulations for the company's construction and mining machines and power generation units.

For 80 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been building the world's infrastructure and, in partnership with its worldwide dealer network, is driving positive and sustainable change on every continent. With 2004 sales and revenues of $30.25 billion, Caterpillar is a technology leader and the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines...

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Diesel Truck Engine Cat C-16 / C-15

Caterpillar C-16 Truck Engines offer a wide operating range and high torque rise which promotes the use of transmissions with fewer gears. Even with this built-in feature, heavy/specialty haulers must remember their trucks should be geared to achieve the appropriate compromise between startability and desired road speed. Typical loads of 80 000 Ib or less are less affected by improper drive train specing than are heavy haulers.
Diesel Truck Engine Cat C-16
In general, either application shares one similar recommendation - gear fast/run slow is essential for good fuel consumption. If any of the following conditions are present, special attention should be given to proper transmission and axle specifications. A complete Caterpillar Truck Engine Pro (TEP) C-16 analysis is available from your local Caterpillar or truck dealer.

Standard engine equipmet
  • Crankcase breather, valve cover mounted
  • Electronic data link, ATA/SAE
  • Electronic control module (ECM)
  • Electronically controlled unit injector fuel system
  • Fan drive mounting bracket
  • Fuel — spin-on filter, transfer pump
  • Gear-driven jacket water pump
  • Governor — full-range electronically controlled
  • Lubricating — cooler, right hand filler, full flow filter, gear-driven pump, front or rear sump pan
  • SAE No. 1 flywheel housing
  • Turbocharger
  • Vibration damper

Diesel Truck Engine Cat C-16 performance data
  • Operating Range - (1200–2100) 900 rpm
  • Maximum Engine - 2120 rpm
  • Governed Speed — 2100 rpm
  • Advertised hp - 575 (428) kW
  • Max hp @ 1700 rpm - 575 (428) kW
  • Peak Torque — 1850 (2516) lb-ft (N•m)
  • Peak Torque — 1200 rpm
  • Torque rise - 32%
  • Altitude Capability — 7500 (2288) ft (m)

Accessory equipmet C-16
  • Air compressor, gear driven 13.2, 16.5, or 31 cfm
  • Air inlet elbows
  • Alternator (12 Volt-65 Amp, 24 Volt-45 Amp or 60 Amp)
  • Auxiliary pulleys and drives
  • BrakeSaver (hydraulic retarder) — front or rear sump
  • Coolant conditioner, dry-charge
  • Exhaust couplings
  • Fan and fan accessories
  • Fan drive, adjustable
  • Flywheels
  • Front support
  • Fuel priming pump
  • Hydraulic steering pump drive, SAE A
  • Jacobs® engine brake Model 340B
  • Primary fuel filter
  • Refrigerant compressor mounting
  • Sound suppression panels — block
  • Starter, 12 or 24 Volt


Caterpillar's C Series Hydraulic Excavators - Cat 320C L

The C Series excavators from Caterpillar (Cat 320C L) offer improved performance through increased horsepower and hydraulic flow, enhanced controllability and a new cab and interior layout for optimum operator efficiency. Cat 312C and Cat 315C replace the Caterpillar 312B and 315B and are available with long undercarriages-the Caterpillar 312C L and the 315C L. Caterpillar 312C L weighs about 28,970 lbs and the 315C L weighs about 36,840 lbs.

Cat 320C L Hydraulic Excavator

Cat 312C has 90 hp and the 315C has 110 hp-more than 11 per cent more power at the flywheel than the previous model. All models use the open-centre, two-pump hydraulic system and the Cat 312C and Cat 315C have increased hydraulic flows of six per cent and 13 per cent respectively. The hydraulic cross-sensing system improves productivity, the company says, with faster implement speeds and quicker, stronger pivot turns.

Cat M315C Hydraulic Excavator

Caterpillar's 320C L Utility hydraulic excavator offers the same level of performance as the Cat 320C L excavator and has a smaller swing radius-6'7"-that falls within the track length and makes the Cat 320C L Utility ideal for use in logging road construction and other space-restricted sites. Operating weight of the 320C L Utility is about 50,700 lbs.

It has a 70 per cent heavier counterweight, net power of 138 hp produced by a Cat 3066 turbo-charged, six-cylinder engine and high torque at medium to low speeds, making for fuel efficiency and reduced sound levels.