Cat Lift Trucks Introduces New and Enhanced Products for 2010


HOUSTON - Cat Lift Trucks (http://www.cat-lift.com), a provider of lift trucks known for quality, reliability and customer service, announced today the addition of five new electric counterbalanced and internal combustion (IC) pneumatic lift truck families to its current product lineup in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Several new product enhancements will also be offered to customers as part of the existing Class 4 and 5 lift truck product lines.

"Cat Lift Trucks is committed to delivering durable products that feature the latest technology and comfort for lift truck owners and users," said Jeff Rufener, vice president of marketing, Cat Lift Trucks. "Our mission is to continue to produce equipment that will provide our customers with the best in operator comfort and control for improved productivity."

The following highlights the new products and enhancements to the Cat Lift Trucks product line.

New Electric Counterbalanced Tire Lift Trucks

2ET2500-2ET4000, 3-Wheel (Capacity: 2,500-4,000 lb)

EPC3000-EP4000, 4-Wheel (Capacity: 3,000-4,000 lb)

Fully AC design offers outstanding performance and extended battery life

Standard fingertip controls offer precise load handling

Easy-to-read, cowl mounted display panel includes vital information for the operator

Five-level pre-programmed performance mode selector lets operator adapt to various applications

EPC5000-EP6000 (Capacity: 5,000-6,000 lb)

EP7000-EP10000 (Capacity: 7,000-10,000 lb)

AC power and durable components ensure powerful performance in a variety of applications

Full-suspension seat and fully floating cab design help reduce shock and vibration

Anti-rollback features for both loaded and unloaded conditions help the operator retain full speed control on ramps

Wide range of options to adapt to both indoor and outdoor use

New Internal Combustion (IC) Pneumatic Tire Lift Trucks

P8000-P12000 / PD8000-PD12000 (Capacity: 8,000-12,000 lb)

Standard two speed forward and one speed reverse transmission and purePOWER® engine ensure performance across a wide range of applications

Intuitive premium instrument panel for monitoring diagnostics and maintenance needs
Effortless maintenance for daily inspection; no tools needed

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

Product Enhancements

2C3000-2C6500, IC Cushion Tire Lift Truck (Capacity: 3,000-6,500 lb)

2P3000-2P7000 / 2PD4000-2PD7000, IC Pneumatic Tire Lift Truck (Capacity: 3,000-7,000 lb)

LCD / LED display panel with operator passcode protection and key indicators for fluid and fuel levels, travel direction and more

Optional fingertip hydraulic controls offer precise control with near effortless motion

Full-suspension swivel seat option - turns 12 degrees to the right, allowing more natural movement for the operator when traveling in reverse

Rear handle with horn button available, helping provide better operator support and easy access to the horn when driving in reverse

Additionally, both the 2C3000-2C6500 and the 2P3000-2P7000 / 2PD4000-2PD7000 lines are now equipped with a powerful EPA-compliant purePOWER® engine aligned with a single speed powershift transmission. These engines help to lower emissions, decrease operating costs and reduce downtime over the life of the engine.

For more details about the new Cat Lift Trucks products and enhancements, visit www.cat-lift.com/news-events.

About Cat Lift Trucks

Cat Lift Trucks - Everything You've Come to Expect.

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 www.cat-lift.com, call 1-800-CAT-LIFT or become a fan on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/catlifttrucks).

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