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Anticipating a boom in infrastructure development in India, the world’s largest construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar has launched two next gen products in India. The Cat 303 CR Mini Excavator and Cat 120 GC Motor Grader, the two new products will help deepen the company’s presence in the infrastructure, mining, and energy sectors in India, according to a release.

The new Cat 303 Mini Hex and Cat 120 GC Motor Grader were displayed at the CII EXCON 2022 in Bengaluru, alongside some of Caterpillar’s existing range of products including excavators, motor graders, wheel loaders, backhoe loaders and skid steer loaders.

“The Cat 303 Mini Hex is designed to perform in any challenging condition and terrain where our customers are focused on getting the job done profitably, efficiently and safely,” said Amit Bansal, director of sales in Caterpillar’s building construction products division. “Caterpillar has an integrated portfolio of machines, services and technologies that support end-to-end sustainable solutions for our customers.”

Vivek Vanmeeganathan, director, RIOP facility, Tiruvallur said, “The current global disruption, is the best avenue for us to really innovate. This is also leading the way for innovative ways of how we provide solutions to our customers by virtue of which we continue to make them successful." This was also re-iterated by the Minister in his speech at CII EXCon.

The Cat 303 CR mini excavator is fitted with Cat C1.1 turbo engine developing gross power of upto18.4 KW @ 2400 rpm. It meets EU Stage V emission standards and offers ‘stick steer & cruise control travel’ mode, besides other features.

While the newly launched Cat 120 GC Motor Grader is “built with foresight and technology to help customers find the optimum solution for high productivity. They aim to extend beyond customers’ expectations and demands,” said Mukul Dixit, director of sales and marketing in Caterpillar’s global construction and infrastructure division.

The Cat 120 GC motor grader is configured with some of the industry-defining features combined with reliable performance and cost-efficient owning and operating.

Caterpillar is also offering service to customers at any point in the machine lifecycle to help maximize machine performance and utilization. This includes dealer, technician support using genuine Cat parts for certain planned maintenance and fluid health management to help identify issues before they cause unexpected downtime.

The $51 billion Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, off-highway diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. Caterpillar has been active in India since the 1930s and today employs more than 11,000 people in India.