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Posted by Paul Moore on 16th March 2023

While Caterpillar and Sandvik are on the one hand significant rivals – they likewise have a substantial business relationship. Caterpillar has actually revealed a significant turning point for its engines business – Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions has actually now defined more than 10,000 Cat® engines for setup into Sandvik drilling makers and equipment.

Throughout the world, Caterpillar says its engines dependably power countless special applications for much of the leading OEMs. “From 0.5 to 32 liter, Cat engines take on the many challenges thrown at them, which is why they are designed to power the biggest, toughest machines in harsh environments. It’s that exceptional performance and reliability that has led Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions to choose over 10,000 Cat engines, from across the power range, for installation into their drilling machines and equipment.”

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Sandvik is an industrial and commercial equipment provider and is a leading service provider of sophisticated product or services for mining and rock excavation. Across the large range of equipment in its portfolio, Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions utilizes the Cat C2.2, C3.6, C4.4, C7.1, C9.3B, C11, C13, C13B and C15 commercial engines to supply the reputable power it understands its clients have actually concerned depend on.

The significance of the 10,000-engine turning point was commemorated at CONEXPO CON/AGG with agents from both business coming together to identify their collective technique, in addition to that of the Finnish dealership Cat Avesco.

“We have worked closely with Sandvik for many years, to provide dependable, productive and sustainable power for many of their business units,” explained Caterpillar EAME Sales Manager Gary Jones. “Where the mining and rock solution part of the business is concerned, we and our dealer Avesco, have built a close working relationship with Sandvik to understand more about their performance requirements for efficiency, productivity, and reliability, and provide the right support, wherever and whenever it’s needed.”

Jarno Viitaniemi, Product Manager for the Surface Drilling Division of Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions in Finland said: “There are many reasons why we have installed 10,000 Cat engines in our drilling machines and equipment. From the Cat extended service cycle, to extended warranty packages and availability of parts and service from a global network – all these factors give our customers extra assurance when they purchase our equipment. The fact that Cat machines are already present in many of the mines our customers operate is another advantage, as is the successful collaboration with Finnish Cat dealer Avesco and the track record of previous Cat engines used in other Sandvik equipment. We look forward to our continued collaboration.”

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