GC, SMALL EXCAVATORS AND MORE: OPTIONS TO RIGHT-SIZE YOUR FLEET
Thinking about right-sizing your fleet in an effort to keep costs down, but don’t want to sacrifice on performance? Here’s some good news: You have more choices than ever before when it comes to selecting equipment that precisely matches your work and budget.
Much like the automotive industry offers different “trim” levels of the same car model, heavy equipment manufacturers are now providing similar options. At Caterpillar, for example, we’ve introduced a number of GC models over the past few years. If you’re wondering what they are, and if they might be right for your operation, read on.
Listening to customers, we learned that some of you want machines decked out in the latest technology to give your businesses a competitive edge or to compensate for a lack of skilled operators. But plenty of others prioritize owning and operating costs over technology. If you’re among them, you want high-performing machines that are simple to operate and easy to maintain. That’s what our GC models deliver.
When you choose a GC machine, whether it’s an excavator, loader or truck, you get a well-designed, durable product that offers high fuel efficiency and low owning and operating costs, all at an affordable price. GC models are just as reliable as any other Cat® machine, with no compromises made in terms of quality or safety. All that’s missing are the “bells and whistles.”
GC models are ideal for a number of general applications that don’t require the use of cutting-edge technology like grade control or onboard payload weighing. You can put them to work loading trucks, handling material or taking on other “lighter-duty” tasks. They might serve you well in a back-up capacity, too.
Another solid performer that can take on many jobs for your operation yet still keep costs low is a Cat small excavator. These machines are highly powerful, like our larger excavators, to keep up with the demands of your work, but fit easily in smaller spaces or tight quarters. They’re also simple to operate and service, and with the right attachments, one small excavator can be like having an entire fleet in one machine.
Right-sizing your fleet doesn’t have to mean compromising on what matters most to your business. With GC models, small excavators and dozens of other options at your disposal, there’s always an economical and productive choice for your job and budget. Your local Cat dealer has the knowledge to help you make the best decision.