Cat acquires E-Ject Systems, gains four-model pull-type scraper line up

Caterpillar has bought E-Ject Systems, Elkader, Iowa, giving it an entrée into the pull-type scraper market. E-Ject’s 40,000-square-foot facility will be known as Caterpillar Elkader. The plant also makes E-Ject Wagons, construction discs and a towed sheeps-foot roller.

The purchase represents the second time Caterpillar has bought a product from contractor JP Moyna & Sons, which also developed an articulated truck ejector body that Cat bought in 1998.

The former E-Ject pull-type scrapers will start carrying the Cat brand in October. They include four 18- and 22-yard models in two-wheel and four-wheel, walking-beam suspension models.