Caterpillar introduced several new technologies to national and international media recently at is facilities in Peoria, Ill. These technologies included a new more fuel efficient wheel loader, a hybrid excavator and Tier IV Final.
The event included a tour of the new Caterpillar Visitor Center. Caterpillar invested more than $52 million into the 50,000 sq. ft. facility and the new Peoria Riverfront Museum projects, which acheived LEED Gold Status.
The new visitor's center allows for self-guided journeys of Caterpillar's products, history, acheivments and opportunities through interactive displays and exhibits. Visitors have the power to unleash their inner engineer and design their very own Cat machine, or hop onto a simulator and see firsthand what it's like to operate a Caterpillar excavator, dozer or loader. A heritage gallery displays a Caterpillar D8 tractor and informs of the company's milestones, while at the Caterpillar Jobsite Theater promotes job opportunities at the company.
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