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Contractors World INTERNATIONAL - 2016 Vol 7 No 6

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2017 Wheel Excavators 
And Wheel Material Handlers Enhancements 2017 Cat Wheel Excavators
And Wheel Material Handlers

To further enhance overall value for the machine owner, Caterpillar has further refined the design of F-Series Cat wheel excavators (M314F, M316F, M318F, M320F, M322F) and wheel material handlers (MH3022, MH3024) product lines for 2017.

The smaller wheel excavators are fitted with the Cat C4.4 engine while the larger models use the C7.1 ACERT engine.

New for these machines is a system that adjusts engine speed to match speed demands during travels. The system provides the exact level of power required for varying roading situations, resulting in reduced fuel consumption and reduced sound levels.

An optional integrated tilt-rotator ready package is now available for the wheel excavators and provides a factory-installed, on-board platform for the new Cat tilt-rotators.

All modifications required to the cab, electrical, and software systems are incorporated in the package. Included with this package are the new advanced joysticks.

The available advanced joystick control system is designed to provide added comfort and functionality. New quick-coupler controls are now operated from a switch, not from the monitor, in order to comply with ISO 13031 standard. The new system allows quicker tool changes.

The new trailer-ready package (optional on M314F, M316F and M318F) allows for more autonomy than ever while increasing mobility and flexibility.

Trailer-Ready Package

The new trailer-ready package (optional on M314F, M316F and M318F) allows for more autonomy than ever while increasing mobility and flexibility.

This factory-installed solution includes all the necessary electrical and hydraulic systems, so that all is required is to hitch the trailer and go.

Safety enhancements

The ability to limit travel speed in reverse mode is also a new feature, allowing the machine owner to set a safe speed when the machine is swung and moving in reverse.

Whilst a modified swing lock now functions independently from the implement-lockout system.

Enhanced operator’s environment

A new split-screen monitor for the side-view and rear-view camera displays, allows both images to be seen at a glance by the operator.

An added LED light for the side-view camera allows improved visibility from the front right-hand side to the rear of the machine. Electrically adjustable mirrors are an option

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