Caterpillar announces delivery of its 50,000th articulated truck from its Peterlee, U.K. manufacturing facility. Since the start of Cat branded articulated truck manufacturing in 1985, Caterpillar has become an industry leader of the articulated truck design.
“The articulated truck has been a key member of Caterpillar’s core product line since it was developed in Peterlee, which has always been its proud home. I thank the entire team for their focus and dedication to continually improve the design, manufacture and support of these great trucks for our customers,” says Brent Losey, product manager for articulated trucks. “Cat articulated trucks are helping our customers meet their objectives on construction and mine sites around the world. We are proud to see the 50,000th truck drive off the assembly line and look forward to the next 50,000!”
Trader Construction Company of New Bern, North Carolina, USA, received the 50,000th unit -newest Cat 745, 45.2-ton (41-tonne) articulated truck.
Featuring the recently re-engineered world-class cab, the Cat 745 offers improved ease of operation, uninterrupted rear-quarter visibility and in-cab operating sounds levels 7 dB lower than previous designs. Its gear range selector delivers efficient single-lever control over truck speed and body hoisting functions to improve cycle times. Featuring economy mode operation for an average 5 percent fuel consumption improvement, the truck’s power train is driven by the Cat C18 ACERT™ engine, rated at 504 net hp (375 kW), with a range of emissions control platforms to meet global environmental standards. The Cat 745 articulated truck features a host of standard integrated technologies, including Product LinkTM, Cat Production Management and Cat Detect with Stability Assist, to monitor, manage and enhance job site operations.