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Friday, August 7, 2009

World First Hybrid Bulldozer.

Want to build green? Now you can destroy, dig, push, and construct even greener! So it's a little more expensive... it's a start!

"The world’s first hybrid dozer will cost about $100,000 more, or 20%, than a comparable non-hybrid of the same size but will do more work and pay for itself in about two and a half years, say Caterpillar Inc. managers. Performance is tracking well in field trials, said the managers on June 23, as Cat rolled out the machine for press evaluation at the firm’s training facility in Edwards, Ill. The D7E starts production in October and carries a list price of $600,000, says David E. Nicoll, product execution manager. That is 20% more than the conventional D7R but 12% less than the next-highest model, D8T, he adds. “Some say it feels like it has D8 power,” Nicoll says... Continue Reading..."