Press Release Summary:
CatÂ® 8,000-11,000 lb capacity lift trucks feature pneumatic tires, and are offered with gas, LP gas and diesel engine configurations. Cabs include contoured seats and flexible operator restraint systems as well as open-step frames. Tilt steering column is adjustable within a 12Â° range of motion. Other offerings include Hydrostatic steering system, pusher fan arrangement and fingertip transmission control.
Original Press Release:
Cat(R) Lift Trucks Just Get Better
HOUSTON (October 25, 2001) - One of the most successful Cat® lift trucks just got better. The 8,000-11,000 lb. capacity lift trucks can raise your toughest applications to a higher level of performance with their comfort and functional improvements. Everywhere you look, our tough, dependable Cat lift trucks boost productivity for sustained performance.
"This mid-size pneumatic tire truck family is offered in gas, LP gas and diesel engine configurations. In the spacious operator's compartment, a specially contoured seat and flexible operator restraint system with a resilient belt offer freedom of movement with security. And under the hood, rugged power is delivered with vibration-free smoothness," stated Jerry LaHood, Cat Lift Trucks product consultant.
The new open-step frame offers a user-friendly entry and exit to the operator's compartment, while the new contoured design seat allows the operator to easily shift and reposition the body repeatedly. Additionally, the new tilt steering column is infinitely adjustable within a 12-degree range of motion to maximize operator comfort.
The new hydrostatic steering system helps to provide effortless steering with no jolting kickbacks resulting in exceptional control and reduced maintenance. The new pusher fan arrangement provides improved engine cooling and helps to reduce the possibility of radiator clogging in severe applications. The fingertip transmission control and the easy-to-reach hydraulic levers can improve productivity while helping to reduce operator
Furthermore, the air intake vent has been relocated from the engine cover to a higher location on the overhead guard leg to help increase the flow of fresh, clean air being delivered to the engine.
"Operators who can view the forks and surroundings, without contorting their bodies, are more productive," said LaHood. "The new generation mast features redesigned channels for improved visibility and down stroke cushioning for smoother operation."