Four Models from the Construction Equipment Leader
Caterpillar embarked on its utility vehicle journey while working with Textron as the manufacturer. The two companies co-designed the Cat utility vehicle from scratch. The company notes that engineers put tens of thousands of hours into testing and designing these units until they reached Caterpillar standards. The CUV product line was built with a getting-the-job-done mentality and is intended to be used for work applications, complementing the full line of construction equipment that Caterpillar offers.
The Cat utility vehicle lineup includes four models. The first models released were the two-seat gas (CUV82) and diesel (CUV102D) models. Late last year, the company released the five-seat gas (CUV85) and diesel (CUV105D) models. The gas models run the same 50-hp, three-cylinder Chery engine while the diesel models use the same 25-hp, three-cylinder Kohler engine. These engines boast near identical high-performance capabilities, which allow an operator to choose the model they want based off their desired seating capacity and fuel type.
The CUV product line is offered with the intent to give an operator everything they need to work efficiently and effectively. Every model has electric power steering, engine braking, four-wheel drive, locking differential and a very durable solid-steel cargo bed, all as standard equipment. These vehicles also come with front and rear independent dual A-Arm suspension, so if the jobsite is rugged, the ride will still be smooth.
This brand-new product from Caterpillar caters to work applications, long hours and most importantly safety. Safety is important while customers work this machine hard on a jobsite and when the customer takes the machine out for some weekend fun. Every gas model includes knee doors, three-point seat belts, certified steel tube ROPS and a display system that includes advanced diagnostics. Using the gas models’ display system, a top speed can be set and locked using the protective password so owners can set exactly how fast they want their machines traveling.
Cat says its UTVs comfortably seat two to five riders side-by-side with ample leg, elbow and headroom for tall riders. Driver and passenger seats are both sewn for comfort as well as durability, plus the driver’s seat position and steering wheel adjust to ensure a comfortable fit. Ample behind-the-seat storage and a document holder provide space for personal items and gear. The passenger seat bases can be removed and stowed behind the seat to create floor space for hauling oversized items.
Advice to Buyers
“Utility vehicles are extremely versatile and make your jobs more efficient, so much so that they are often replacing pickup trucks on jobsites,” says Amy Vincent, Caterpillar UTV product specialist. “Two-seat models can help quickly transport cargo across the jobsite, with much better turning radius, whereas five-seat models are a great pick if you are looking for a vehicle that can move people.”
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