What's New In Plant Equipment
First In New C2 Series
Just announced are the first models in a new Cat C2 Series articulated dump truck range with many new features to meet customer demand.
The new models include:
- 314 horsepower (234 kW) 725C2
- 367-horsepower (274 kW) 730C2
- 730C2 EJ with ejector-type body.
Rated payloads are 26.5 tons (24 tonnes) for the 725C2 and 31 tons (28 tonnes) for the two larger models.
Standard automatic traction control ensures efficient operation of the new models, which advance the design of predecessor models with increased productivity, lower operating costs, and added rimpull/retarding capability, while retaining the long-term durability, high availability, high resale value, and optimum rental margins of previous models.
Engines in all three models are available that meet or are equivalent to world emission standards: US EPA Tier 2/EU Stage II, Tier 3/Stage IIIA, or Tier 4 Final/Stage IV. A diesel particulate filter and selective catalytic reduction system provide exhaust aftertreatment for Tier 4 Final/Stage IV models.
The Cat 6F/1R power-shift transmission electronically modulates clutch engagement pressures for smooth, positive shifts and incorporates the Caterpillar Advanced Productivity Electronic Control Strategy (APECS) system.
The APECS system improves acceleration, maintains torque converter lock-up (and ground speed) during shifts, provides automatic speed holding, and modifies shift points to match operating conditions. Net benefits include high productivity, optimum control, and increased fuel economy