Caterpillar Inc. unveiled its first Cat Vocational Truck, the Cat CT660, last week at ConExpo in Las Vegas. The company displayed five CT660s with different body styles at the show.
“This is an exciting and historic milestone for us,” said Caterpillar vice president Steve Gosselin who has responsibility for the On-Highway Global Truck Group. “The CT660 is a natural expansion of our product line and a perfect complement to other Cat equipment. Its introduction today is a direct result of our commitment to continuously develop new products that accelerate the business success of our customers.”
The Cat Vocational Truck line will be sold and serviced exclusively through the Cat North American Dealer network, with production beginning after ConExpo for customer delivery later this year. The Class 8 vocational trucks will offer custom solutions, including many different body types like dump, refuse, hauler and mixer, for a large variety of job applications.
“Our goal was to design and manufacture the ideal truck, the truck that customers have always wanted for their specific vocational application,” said George Taylor, director and general manager of the Cat Global On-Highway Group, who leads the design, development and launch of the trucks. “So our design team paid extremely close attention to all of the customer input we gathered. Frankly, the team was inspired by the input and focused on making it a reality.”
The company spent hundreds of hours gathering input from customers, including vocational truck owners, fleet managers and drivers, to find out what they needed in their vocational trucks.
For more information about the Cat CT660, visit www.drivecat.com.
Headquartered in Peoria, Ill., Caterpillar Inc. is a leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives.