Concrete Products

NOV 2018

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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www.concreteproducts.com November 2018 • 57 The gasoline-powered CUV85 and diesel-powered CUV105 D join the inaugural Caterpillar utility vehicles (UTV), the CUV82 and CUV 102 D, introduced in 2017. The CUV85 and CUV105 D feature a spacious second row to accommodate a total of five people, rugged steel cargo bed, plus 1,000-lb. rear cargo and 2,000-lb. towing capacities. The new models have a four-wheel independent suspension system with a front sway bar to provide unmatched stability at full load. A long swing-arm suspension, coupled with custom tuned springs and shocks, deliver a balance between a smooth ride and hauling loads. Ample ground clearance ensures the vehicles navigate rough terrain with ease. The UTVs efficiently complete hauling tasks, quickly maneuvering over rugged worksite terrain at speeds reaching 45 mph, depending on model. The CUV85 is powered by a 0.8L three-cylinder gasoline engine delivering 50 hp, while a 1.0L three-cylinder diesel engine delivers 25-hp power to the CUV105 D. Features such as smooth accel- eration, clear sightlines and engine braking capability make the Cat UTV well suited for hauling and towing. An intuitive column shifter allows the driver to easily maneuver through all the gears. Both models feature a continuously variable transmission, tuned specifically for work applications while offering smooth transitions and the ability to handle loads. The choice of two- or four-wheel drive or four-wheel drive/lock modes permits operators to match vehicle drive to ground conditions. Cat UTVs are built for quiet and comfortable operation through- out the, engineers note. Driver and passenger seats are both sewn for comfort as well as durability, plus the driver's seat position and steering wheel adjust to ensure a comfortable fit. Ample behind-the- seat storage and document holder provide space for personal items and gear. Passenger seat bases can be removed and stowed behind the rear seat back to create floor space for hauling oversized items. Electric power steering provides superior handling and tight turn- ing capabilities. The instrument gauge offers easy viewing of critical operating information such as ground or engine speed, operating hours, odometer, battery voltage, and engine temperature and fuel level. Customers can customize their Cat UTVs to meet specific work needs through more than 50 accessory options. Multiple cab options with sealed surfaces on the ROPS structure provide a weather tight enclosure, while other offerings include backup alarms, heater, front winch and work lights. — www.cat.com Five-seat utility vehicles CUV 105 D CUV85 INNOVATIONS EQUIPMENT & PRODUCTS

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