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The Cat Vocational Truck Era Begins

Caterpillar will unveil its highly anticipated on-highway vocational truck at CONEXPO on March 22, 2011. The Class 8 trucks will be sold and serviced exclusively in Alberta & British Columbia by Finning (Canada), with production beginning after CONEXPO for customer delivery later in the year.

To develop its first line of trucks, Caterpillar leveraged its industry-leading technologies, extensive knowledge of worksite and operator environments gained from meeting the heavy equipment needs of a wide range of industries, and an unparalleled dedication to customer support. The trucks will offer custom solutions for a large variety of job applications—from moving rock and hauling trash to logging and pouring concrete.

Caterpillar will offer the heavy-duty cat vocational day cab trucks with a full range of popular engine ratings and torque capability options. The specs are designed explicitly for customers’ demanding applications and include a Cat CT11 engine with ratings from 330bhp to 390 bhp, a Cat CT13 with ratings from 410 bhp to 475 bhp and, coming in 2012, a Cat CT15 with ratings from 435 bhp to 550 bhp.