Caterpillar will offer a family of articulated truck bare chassis to support specialty machines not included in the portfolio of Cat products. Sales of the bare chassis without the dump bed will be targeted toward CaterpillarÃ’ Dealers and original equipment manufactures (OEMs) who specialize in such applications as water trucks, high capacity waste, lube & fuel trucks, etc. CatÃ’ Articulated Dump Trucks will continue to be sold through Caterpillar Dealers around the world.
Caterpillar OEM Solutions Group will assume commercial responsibility for articulated truck bare chassis sold as custom machine solutions. This includes standard and long rear frame length configurations. Working with Caterpillar Dealers, OEMs and end-users, OEM Solutions Group can assist with application and integration issues, helping determine the best solutions for mounting a variety of tools and attachments.
The bare chassis product shares very high commonality with Cat Articulated Dump Trucks. Therefore, available Caterpillar information can address many questions related to the bare chassis product.
Service support and financing are available through the worldwide network of Caterpillar Dealers. A variety of genuine Cat parts are also available to make customizing the bare chassis easier, such as hoist cylinders and pivot pins.
The articulated truck bare chassis product will be available for Cat Dealer and OEM orders during the second quarter 2009.
The OEM Solutions Group has a rich history that began in 1965 when Component Sales was established. As an integral part of the industrial engine division, Component Sales was responsible for the development and sales of parts, components and services to other manufacturers. In 1976, Component Sales evolved into Caterpillar Industrial Products, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc. that was responsible for the marketing of products and services from any Caterpillar facility to OEMs worldwide. In 2004, operating under its new name, OEM Solutions Group emerged as a world-class provider of partial machine, system and design component solutions.
Industries and Offerings
As a supplier to many different OEM customers, the OEM Solutions Group provides excellent support capabilities worldwide, competitive price levels, extensive technical and engineering services, direct factory contact and support, flexible developmental schedules, and warranty coverage unparalleled by others who market to OEMs.
Business segments covered by the OEM Solutions Group are:
- Mining and Aggregates
- Material Handling and Forestry
- On- and Off-Highway Vehicles
- Waste and Recycling
Solutions sold within these key business segments range from partial machines to complete systems to design components, and manufacturers are discovering that the OEM Solutions Group can easily integrate existing technologies into their products. Examples include:
- Integrated drive trains
- Partial Machines
- Electro-hydraulics (integrator)
- Hydraulic Systems including hydraulic hose, pumps, motors, cylinders and controls
Additionally, design and engineering services technology available through Caterpillar™s renowned research and development center are marketed through the OEM Solutions Group. So, from a blank sheet to a complete product, the OEM Solutions Group can work with manufacturers to solve problems and provide integrated solutions.
The OEM Solutions Group is dedicated to providing superior products that meet the needs of OEM manufacturers while maintaining the high quality standards established through Caterpillar™s core business segments.