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California Crack Down, Part V


Fuzzy Math and Incomplete Science

By Tom Jackson

Over the past decade the California Air Resources Board has engaged in a vast and unprecedented experiment. The aim of the experiment was to force diesel truck and heavy equipment construction operations to drastically cut their exhaust emissions by selling off older machines, or installing expensive new engines and/or exhaust after treatment devices. If construction and trucking did this, goes CARB’s theory, it would significantly reduce California’s smog, and lead to less cancer and improved health for its citizens.

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New Features abound in Cat B Series 3 Skid Steers

Now, the new B-Series 3 loaders—SSL models 216B3, 226B3, 236B3, 242B3, 252B3 and MTL models 247B3 and 257B3—incorporate design refinements that make them even more capable, more reliable, safer and easier to operate. In addition, a larger engine and more powerful hydraulics for the 242B3 and 257B3 make these models "power-dense" machines that maintain a nimble size and excellent maneuverability.

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Clearing the Air - Tier 4 emissions standards

New Machines, engines meet Tier 4 emissions standards

Meeting Tier 4 emissions standards is like and upcoming trip to the dentist’s office – you know it’s for the best, but that doesn’t make it any easier. Caterpillar is working hard to develop equipment to help your agency meet the new regulations.

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Maintenance Best Practices

Preventative maintenance is key to controlling repair costs, and keeping equipment in optimal operating condition. Properly maintaining equipment prevents problems and enables you to make repairs before costly breakdowns occur.

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Mike Rowe Hits the Dirt with Caterpillar

Peoria, IL – Caterpillar Inc (CAT: NYSE) has announced that it is partnering with Mike Rowe, the creator and star of the Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs and founder of With Mike’s dedication to the trades and Caterpillar’s commitment to its customers, the two have joined forces to highlight the important and essential work Caterpillar customers perform everyday.

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