Sources: Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill.; CP staff
Caterpillar has added to its Class 8 heavy-duty work truck line the CT681, a mixer- and dump-ready, set-forward axle model designed for operators contending with restrictive road and bridge load limitations. It was unveiled at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014, nearly three years after a charter model, the set-back axle CT660, proved a key draw at the Las Vegas show’s 2011 staging.
New models offers versatility, additional steering control and extra capacity to handle self-supporting superloads for a variety of industries. The 60-ton dolly suits heavy, low-riding loads including girders and bridge beams. Originally developed for use with the company’s double schnabel to haul wind tower bases, sections and blades, the six-axle steer dolly can now be used as a stand-alone component for alternate trailer configurations.