Cat Lift Trucks P(D)8000-P(D)12000 Series Recognized as 2010 Plant Engineering Product of the Year

Houston - Cat Lift Trucks P(D)8000-P(D)12000 Series of Internal Combustion (IC) Pneumatic Tire Lift Trucks was selected as a "Product of the Year" bronze winner in the Manual Material Handling category at the 23rd Annual Plant Engineering Manufacturing and Automation Summit in Chicago. The annual Plant Engineering Product of the Year Awards identify the best new and innovative products in the manufacturing market.

"Cat Lift Trucks is honored to be selected by Plant Engineering as one of the 'Product of the Year' recipients in the Manual Material Handling category," said Kent Eudy, vice president of dealer sales, Cat Lift Trucks. "We are committed to providing quality and reliable products and are especially proud of the unique features, advanced ergonomics and powerful technology offered on the latest P(D)8000-P(D)12000 Series."

Key Features of the P(D)8000-P(D)12000 Series of IC Pneumatic Tire Lift Trucks include:

o Capacity: 8,000-12,000 lb.

o Standard two-speed forward and one-speed reverse transmission

o purePOWER® engine ensures performance across a wide range of applications

o Intuitive premium instrument panel for monitoring diagnostics and maintenance needs

o Effortless maintenance for daily inspection; no tools needed

o A variety of options designed to customize the lift truck, including panel cabs, fingertip controls and productivity packages

Judging for the Plant Engineering Product of the Year Awards Competition is coordinated by members of the Plant Engineering magazine editorial staff and a special panel of plant engineers. Award recipients are determined based on votes received from the readers of Plant Engineering magazine, whose job roles include plant managers and plant engineers.

About Cat Lift Trucks

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Cat Lift Trucks offers reliable lift trucks backed by industry-leading customer service and support through one of the most extensive dealer networks in North, Central and South America. With capacities ranging from 2,500 to 36,000 pounds, the company is recognized for its solutions-oriented and durable line of material handling equipment for commercial and industrial applications. Cat® lift trucks are manufactured and distributed by Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA), a leading manufacturer of forklifts in the United States, Mexico, Canada and Latin America. For more information on Cat Lift Trucks, visit, call 1-800-CAT-LIFT or become a fan on Facebook (

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