Cat® Offers Computer-Based Operator Training Course for Mini Hydraulic Excavators

Caterpillar introduces a new computer-based Mini Hydraulic Excavator Operator Training Course aimed at helping owners of the versatile compact machines prepare and retain a competent operator fleet and protect their investment.

The training program covers the fundamentals of daily maintenance, machine controls, safe operating practices, and operating techniques for Caterpillar® mini hydraulic excavators weighing up to 6 metric tons.

 Finding and retaining qualified operators is one of the toughest challenges faced by contractors today, says Dan Bruch, North American General Construction Training Manager.  The program incorporates video, sound, and a series of knowledge checks to ensure comprehension.

We wanted an informative program that would engage the student, even if the individual isn™t accustomed to spending a time at a computer screen.

The Cat® Mini Hydraulic Excavator Operator Training Course will contain both English and Spanish languages narration and text. A computer with a DVD-ROM drive is required. The course is available from any Caterpillar dealer.

For more information, customers should contact their local Caterpillar dealer or visit the Cat web site at