27 October 2010
Caterpillar announced that it will unveil the first model of Cat® Vocational Trucks, the Cat CT660, at CONEXPO on March 22, 2011. The Class 8 trucks will be sold and serviced exclusively through the Cat North American Dealer network, with production beginning after CONEXPO for customer delivery later in the year.
Caterpillar will offer the heavy-duty Cat Vocational Day Cab Trucks with a range of engine ratings. The specs include a Cat CT11 engine with ratings from 330 bhp to 390 bhp, a Cat CT13 with ratings from 410 bhp to 475 bhp and, coming in 2012, a Cat CT15 with ratings from 435 bhp to 550 bhp.
Worldwide, the first Cat trucks were recently launched in Australia by NC2, a Caterpillar-Navistar joint-venture. It remains uncertain if Navistar is involved in this North American launch and whether these Cat branded engines are designed by Caterpillar or if they are rebranded Navistar engines (the power ratings for the CT11 and CT13 are identical to the MaxxForce 11 and 13, respectively).