Equipment Roundup: Cat unveils next-gen 330 excavators; Chevy Silverado RST Off-Road; The “Full Metal Jacket” ‘41 Power Wagon; ASV intros RT-25 CTL; Cat Remote Services can troubleshoot in-use machines

Cat 330 GC
Cat 330 GC

Cat Remote Services can troubleshoot, update software on in-use machines

As part of its Cat Connect technology, Cat Remote Services is now offering Cat Remote Troubleshoot and Remote Flash.

With Remote Troubleshoot, after he receives an alert, a user calls a Cat dealer to report the issue. The dealer technician initiates a session, accessing live machine diagnostics information and remotely identifies problems.


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ASV intros RT-25 CTL to replace RT-30 in U.S.

ASV has introduced the new RT-25 compact track loader to replace its RT-30 in the United States.

As ASV’s smallest track loaders, both CTLs have similar dimensions, as well as being the smallest ride-in CTLs on the market.

ASV says it upgraded the RT-25 over the RT-30, which will still be available in Canada, with a turbocharged engine for better performance at higher elevations.


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“Full Metal Jacket” is a pistol-packin’ ’41 Power Wagon that demands your attention

With the goal of giving a modern edginess to a patriotic classic, Weaver Customs built what they call the “Full Metal Jacket,” breathing new life into a 1941 Military Power Wagon.

On display at this year’s SEMA show, the half-ton FMJ is powered by a single HX35 turbo 4BT Cummins paired to a TH350 transmission with a 205 transfer case.


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Chevy’s Silverado RST Off-Road combines street looks with trail capability

Unveiled as a concept truck at this year’s SEMA show, Chevrolet says the 2019 Silverado RST Off-Road is one of many ways owners can customize its latest model flagship pickup.

Though it’s called a concept, it’s not that hard to create one of these bad boys for yourself, given that you’ve got the cash to do so. The truck is built around the new Silverado RST trim which provides “sporty, monochromatic” styling and a cold-air intake system for the 5.3-liter V8 under the hood.

On top of that, Chevy has added a new Off Road Appearance Package that will be offered through dealers. This includes a sport bar, off-road assist steps and a soft, roll-up tonneau cover. It also has the following Z71 equipment: Rancho monotube shocks, hill descent control and skid plates.


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Cat’s next-gen 330, 330 GC excavators designed for high productivity, low cost

Cat says its next generation of 30-ton excavators not only improve on the previous models in several key areas, but also lower operating costs.

The company has introduced the new 330 and its more affordable counterpart, the 330 GC. You can see how these two models compare in the spec listing below. For the purposes of this article, we’ll focus on the 330 as that’s the machine Cat has provided details on.

For starters, thanks to a new, larger 14,770-pound counterweight, the new 330 can lift nearly 10 percent more than the 330F and up to 15 percent more than the 330D2. The machine also features increased swing pressure, a larger swing drive, and a larger swing bearing, delivering a 5-percent increase in swing torque over the previous generation machine.


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