Hastings Deering launch the latest Cat machinery

Caterpillar and Hastings Deering have revealed the very latest in heavy construction technology – the new Cat M Series Wheel Loader and Cat F Series Hydraulic Excavator  lean and green machines offering near zero emissions and increased fuel efficiency.

Minister for Transport and Commonwealth Games Sterling Hinchliffe joined 150 construction industry leaders at the showcase event launching the very latest in machinery.

Hastings Deering is the first earth-moving equipment dealer to launch leading low emissions machines into Australia.

Hastings Deering Managing Director Dean Mehmet said the company was launching Cat Tier 4 Final solutions outside of any legislative requirements, to not only lead the way in both clean air emissions and fluid costs, but also to provide the latest integrated technological offerings.

Mr Mehmet said innovation through technology would not only play a primary role in shifting operational culture but also allow the civil construction industry to improve productivity and reduce both operating costs and its carbon footprint.

“Advanced and emerging technologies has been credited worldwide with not only advancing construction works in more competitive times but also developing a highly motivated workforce with improved jobsite culture,“ he said.

“The future of “smart iron” machinery means we are delivering outcomes customers want out of their machines in the most productive and efficient way: which means they make more money: and we remain focussed on being the best in a competitive market. Globally, emissions changes have been driven by legislation, we are not waiting for that.”

Sunshine Coast company BlackCat Civil with operations across civil, mining and construction industries, is the first company in Australia to introduce a fully Tier 4 emissions compliant machine to its fleet with its new Cat F series excavator.

BlackCat Civil directors Brendan Flynn and Jai Tomlinson said Tier 4 technologies not only reduced emissions but they had seen immediate savings on fuel with the option of running bio-fuel in the future – they could expect even greater savings.

“We have been waiting for this type of machine for some years: it is pretty exciting for us so we wanted to take it on-board. While you can’t look into a crystal ball, the way technology is going and the current trend toward reduced emissions, we believe you’ve got to take the bull by the horns and get in front of the shifts rather than stick to the older style.

“The Cat excavator will have a major impact on large road and civil projects where space is at a premium. We will be looking to place it on an upcoming major road project on in South East Queensland.”

Mr Mehmet said Black Cat’s commitment to new technology represented an exciting era of Smart Iron for Caterpillar machines.

“This is the age where the iron in the machine begins to flex its intelligence to enable our customers to be safer, more efficient and more productive than ever before,” Mr Mehmet said, “The F Series Excavators delivers technology options including Semi-Autonomous grading that's faster and more accurate, improved fuel consumption by up to 25%, Payload and Link technologies to instantly access machine data remotely.”