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259B Series 3 Added to Cat® Compact Track Loader Line

By combining its small-frame CTL platform with the Cat C3.4T DIT engine, high breakout forces and strong auxiliary hydraulic performance, Caterpillar designed the 259B3 as a "power dense" machine capable of taking on the toughest jobs in confined spaces. With premium features such as an independent, fully suspended steel undercarriage, aggressive steel embedded rubber tracks, powerful hydraulics and refined operator's station, the 259B3 completes the CTL line by providing a durable, versatile machine that works productively in poor soils and harsh environments.

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Mini-Ex Safety Checklist

The Accident: A 34-year-old landscape worker operates a mini-excavator horizontally on an uneven, muddy slope of a residential neighborhood where a crew is installing a pool. When he drives too close to the edge of a drop-off, the excavator slips and tips onto its side, and pins him underneath. The equipment crushes both of his legs, and he suffers multiple cuts and lacerations.

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Construction Trades Community on Cat.com

The peer-to-peer community will be a space for construction trades and landscape professionals to ask for and receive advice on topics ranging from equipment purchase decisions, repair and maintenance; safety issues; jobsite application and machine operations; and business management. Another element of the community will be bi-monthly On The Level blogs by BCP subject matter experts.

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