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Old 06-13-2008, 01:54 PM
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CAT bailing out of on-road truck market!

I work for CAT and we had meetings on wed. that basicaly stated that they were getting out of the on road truck engine market, they claim there is no money in it. This will prob. shut down the mossville Il. engine plant, not sure about that though. We were also told they were moving all motor grader production out of Decatur il to Little Rock ark in order to double large mining truck production. Oh, moving all lower power train opperations to tenn. also. Bossman said that these are all good moves, then about half hour later he said off the record that it would prob mean we would lose about half our workforce within the next 2 - 3 years! Yeah, thats great news.
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Old 06-13-2008, 01:57 PM
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thats not cool
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Old 06-13-2008, 03:03 PM
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not cool at all
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It's the emissions thing. With the requirements they have to meet, they can't get any kind of fuel mileage.
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Old 06-14-2008, 07:06 AM
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Gotta love the new emmisions standards. Lower emmisions by overcomplicating the engine itself, in turn decreasing mileage, therefore burning more fuel to go the same distance.
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so what will that do for older cat motors on the road today nothin' like a 'ol 3406b 425 kitty
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Old 06-22-2008, 10:03 AM
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Thats something I never thought I'd see.. Best engine on the market IMO - New emissions suck - I could go on ... but I'm sure ya'll feel pretty much the same way.
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Old 06-22-2008, 10:41 AM
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The old 3406b will be good for a boat anchore if ths emission BS is passed. Have to agree that they are one of the best... Ive own about 15 of them!
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Old 06-22-2008, 10:53 AM
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Pretty sad this new emissions crap made a legend give up...
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Cant say as I blame them, they have two much market share of the mining industry and dirt equipment to worry about trying to make money in a no win situation.
Let Cummins, Volvo, and Detroit worry about it.
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