Cat Trucks’ Blue Steel eyes off a career as a top model

TOUGH and cool, the Cat Truck’s Brisbane Truck Show headline act is fittingly called Blue Steel.

With a month of preparing the truck finally over, Big Rigs was given a sneak peak before the big show.

The flagship model of the Cat Trucks range, the all-new CT630LS features the Cat C15 engine that will be shown off for the first time at the Brisbane Truck Show.

In fact, it’s the first time in Australia the full range of Cat Trucks will be in one place.

The C15 engine meets current emission requirements without the need for EGR or SCR integration. Instead, engine emissions work through the truck’s dual DPF’s, operating a passive regeneration system that does not require a burn-off or an additional fuel.

The twin DPF system has been designed locally to ensure the smallest amount of back pressure, lessening the impact on fuel requirements and making the C15 engine fuel efficient.

With a unique fully integrated walk-through sleeper cabin the rig’s design is aerodynamic, while also allowing drivers to stand-up in the cabin, without needing to crouch.

The LS model offers ample amounts of storage, both inside and out, with two lockable compartments outside the cab and extra room under the mattress.

The Cat Trucks stand will display 2013-plated products, including the Cat CT610 and Cat CT630.

Cat Trucks Australia and New Zealand managing director Bill Fulton said the 2011 Brisbane Truck Show had been the launching pad for the brand in Australia.

“Two short years later, with more than 500 Cat Trucks on the road, our product is developing a strong reputation for delivering customer value and this year’s Brisbane Truck Show gives us the opportunity to thank our customers for their support, and to showcase for them, and new customers, our new models and expanded product range,” he said.

The Cat Trucks stand will also include CT13 and C15 in-chassis engine displays, and seminars hosted by engineering staff and open to all show visitors. All Truck Parts will also be displayed, having been launched recently in Australia through Caterpillar dealers.

ARTICLE: Page 76. Big Rigs, Friday, May 10, 2013

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