Only making Caterpillar-branded ADTs since 1996, CAT is a relative newcomer to the Articulated Dump Truck market that is claimed originated in Scandinavia.
Caterpillar acquired the UK's DJB Engineering as a shortcut into the market and still manufacture the seven variants of the CAT ADT in the North East today.
As a locally manufactured machine, there are always a healthy number of Caterpillar articulated dump trucks for sale on these PlantPages - they have to compete with specialists Bell and the 'inventors' Volvo CE.
You can spot the CAT ADTs from the model numbers - they all start...
It is hard - even for the likes of Caterpillar - to get a foothold in the UK backhoe loader market when it is dominated by JCB.
Despite this, there are usually some listings for Caterpillar backhoe loaders for sale here at PlantPages. The machines themselves are assembled right here in Leicestershire and exported all over the world.
You can tell a CAT backhoe from the model numbers easily enough. They all start with a '4' as in 400 series.
Prior to the removal of the 'generation' letters from the end of the model numbers, the last were the 'F' series. This means that there will...
Most of the forklifts sold by Caterpillar in the UK are diesel powered. The company does make electric versions, but the
CAT lift Trucks have been sold though the Impact Handling dealer network, which has been the exclusive dealer since 2010.
The diesel counterbalance forklift trucks (as opposed to the telehandler variety) are available with capacities that range from 2 to 10 tonnes.
The latest DP models are equipped with Euro Stage V diesel engines with low emissions and excellent fuel consumption. The model number determines the capacity of the lift truck, so the DP20N is a 2 tonne...
These are also known as Caterpillar tandem vibratory rollers - although that's a bit of a mouthful. In the UK we prefer twin or 'double drum rollers'.
An important piece of compaction equipment, CAT double drum rollers are not the most common in the UK - there are plenty of other specialist manufacturers that feature more strongly in the used compactor market.
The CAT model naming for the rollers begin usually with a 'CB' although some models have a 'CC' followed by the weight of the machine in tons.
A CAT CB24 would therefore be around 2.4 tonnes operating weight.
Caterpillar LPG forklifts are less popular than their diesel counterparts in the UK. The current model range is smaller with the range starting at the GP15N - a 1.5 tonne lift truck with the GCT GK21E LP Gas engine with the small range finishing with the GP35N using the same LPG engine.
The larger sized LPG CAT Lift trucks start at 4 tonnes increasing to the GP55N - all trucks using the liquid petroleum gas powered GCT GK45 engines
Not a major player in the UK market, thanks to Caterpillar's sheer size, you will always find a decent number of Caterpillar mini-excavators for sale in the UK at PlantPages.
The CAT mini digger range starts at under a tonne operating weight with the 300.9 range and extends to 10 tonnes, but the models over 8 tonnes you will find in the CAT tracked excavator category here at PlantPages.
The model numbering for the CAT mini-digger range is similar to the larger machines. They all start with a '3' for the 300 series. The ending of the model number represents the weight of the machine in...
As far as the UK market is concerned, Caterpillar is the king of motor graders. There are more CAT motor graders for sale here at PlantPages than from any other manufacturer.
Caterpillar lay claim to inventing the standalone motor grader, (as opposed to a tractor and frame arrangement) in 1931 after acquiring grader manufacturer Russell.
In the current range, there is a surprising number of models to choose from. The smaller CAT motor graders will have model numbers such as 120M2 or 140M - these will have operating weights between 16 and 21 tonnes. The larger graders have shorter...
Although not common, you should always find a few Caterpillar skid steer loaders for sale here at PlantPages. Remember to check here for both the compact track loaders, as well as the wheeled, skid steer loaders.
Even Caterpillar group the track version with the skid steer machines - as with the larger loaders, you can usually distinguish by model number alone - the compact track loaders have odd numbers and the wheel version have even model numbers, For example, the 236 (skid steer) vs the 239 (tracked).
Caterpillar make a huge range of 48+ static generators for sale in the UK.
The CAT XQP range of generators are called mobile generator sets by Caterpillar, but here at PlantPages, unless you can carry it or it has wheels then it belongs here in the static category.
Of all the models available, nearly all are powered by diesel with just a few natural gas versions available. These CAT diesel generator sets start at a maximum rating of 9.5kVA and increase to over 2000 kVA that's a lot of power.
There are more popular brands of telehandlers in the UK than the range built by and for Caterpillar - but you should find a number of CAT telehandlers for sale on these pages.
the model range all starts with TH for 'Telescopic Handler' or telehandler as we call them in the UK. The current range is a 'D' series with a load capacity of around 3.5 tonnes for the TH300 series or 4 tonnes for the TH400 series.
Older versions of the TH500 series were available with a 5 tonne load capacity.
Caterpillar also manufacture agri special models of telehandler.
Caterpillar have been making dozers fitted with their own blades for over 75 years - the anniversary was in 2020. This means that there are always tonnes of used crawler dozers for sale at PlantPages in the UK.
The dozer is actually the blade that is attached to the machine that we all call a 'dozer' or 'Bulldozer'.
The current model lineup of CAT dozers are small (D1-D3), medium (D4-D7 and the large dozers (D8-D11).
In the UK market, the most popular sized CAT dozer is the D6 with an operating weight of around 23 tonnes.
Since 2017, CAT have changed the way they number their...
When you have a range of tracked excavators as wide as Caterpillar does, it is unsurprising that their, 'small' crawler excavator range starts with an operating weight of 13.8 tonnes with the 313. This range extends to the mighty CAT 395 with an impressive operating weight of 94 tonnes and a maximum digging depth approaching ten metres.
These uge machines do not play such a large role in the UK market - the most common CAT crawler excavators in the UK market weigh in at the 20-30 tonnes operating weight, like the CAT 320 or 330.
If you need to work in tight areas, then check the model...
As you would expect, Caterpillar are king of the used track loader market in the UK - they are certainly the most popular here at PlantPages.
The tracked versions of loaders are (usually) distinguished by an odd model number - for example the 963 as opposed to a 962 for the wheeled version. Obviously the easiest way to tell is if the machine has caterpillar tracks - but you may not always have a picture of the machine.
There's usually no great range of models available, operators tend to choose from the 15,600 kgs 953 or the larger, 20,350 kgs 963 models.
Caterpillar make a wide range of wheel loaders for the UK market. They have proved highly popular over the years and the number of used CAT wheel loaders for sale at PlantPages usually outnumber all other manufacturers of loading shovels.
In terms of model popularity, it is the CAT 930M with an operating weight of 14,235 kgs and power of 125kW that usually is the most common here at PlantPages. Most of the CAT wheeled loaders on sale are from Caterpillar's 'small' range with one or two of the medium range (950 models and above) appearing from time to time.