Cat to Continue

In the US, Caterpillar has announced its intention to build its own trucks for the North American market, ending the manufacturing agreement with Navistar. Cat Trucks in Australia says it is keen to clarify the situation here. Navistar will continue to manufacture and develop Cat Trucks for the Australian market for the foreseeable future.       The overnight announcement in the US said Caterpillar will begin...

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Cat’s latest stunt

Here is another of what is becoming a growing trend, truck manufacturers making stunt videos with their trucks and posting them up on YouTube. The videos rarely have any real relevance to the act of trying to sell the truck to the customer. They are often about engaging the viewer, upping awareness of the brand and, perhaps highlighting one of the features of the truck. Of course, this is followed by the obligatory behind the scenes...

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Heavy Cat Debut

It was probably over shadowed by the highly customised International LoneStar, the ‘Blade’, which dominated the Navistar stand, but there was an all new model from Cat on display at the recent Brisbane Truck Show. It was the Cat CT 630 HD, the company’s answer to the demand for a truly heavy truck capable of getting into GCM levels over 100 tonnes.       As with all of the models released by Cat it is...

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New boss at Cat trucks

A new Managing Director has been appointed at Navistar Auspac, the Australian entity which brings the Cat Trucks brand into the country. Navistar Global has announced the appointment of Tim Quinlan as Managing Director of Navistar Auspac and he has taken up the post already.     “I am fortunate to have had considerable experience in this part of the world and am extremely happy to accept this important role as Navistar...

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Sharman moves up for Cat

Glen Sharman has been promoted, by Navistar Auspac to the position of Director of Sales, Marketing and Business Development for Australia, New Zealand and Pacific markets. He has been appointed to the new role following the move, by former Cat Managing Director, Kevin Dennis, to a role at, recent Penske acquisition, MTU Detroit Diesel.     “Glen has been with Navistar since the launch of the Cat Trucks brand in 2010 and is...

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Raised roof Cat

A second model release has been announced by Cat Trucks for 2014. This time it’s a high roofed sleeper cab based on the shorter CT 630 S model released earlier this year. The Cat CT 630 SC retains the dimensions allowing the prime mover to fit inside the 26 metre 34 pallet B-double envelope, but with a full height sleeper cab. This latest release sees the Navistar owned brand aligning its models to the Australian road rules and...

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