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HEAVY EQUIPMENT – Cat adds computerized tracking, management to all machines

PEORIA, Illinois - CATERPILLAR now includes as standard equipment its computerized EquipmentManager and Product Lin...


PEORIA, Illinois – CATERPILLAR now includes as standard equipment its computerized EquipmentManager and Product Link, the company’s remote asset management solution. The system will be installed in all mining and industrial machines sold in Canada and the United States.

Caterpillar will phase in EquipmentManager/Product Link beginning with wheeled hydraulic excavators and articulated trucks. The system comes with a three-year subscription to Asset Watch, the remote asset management portion of EquipmentManager. The system types of machines will be phased in throughout 2008 on other types of equipment.

EquipmentManager is a secure, web-based application that uses key indicators from equipment such as hours, location and diagnostic codes. Combined with powerful tools such as mapping, maintenance scheduling and troubleshooting instructions, EquipmentManager quickly sorts through machine data to identify events that require attention, and delivers information in a meaningful and actionable manner.

Using satellite technology, Product Link is the hardware that enables information flow between on-board systems and the web-based application, EquipmentManager. The remote management system provides machine location and hours as well as time and geo-fencing capabilities.

For more information on EquipmentManager/Product Link and Caterpillar’s standardization plans, please contact your local Caterpillar dealer. A dealer locator tool is available at www.Cat.com.


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