As someone that makes a living behind the wheel of a working dump truck. Time is money as they say. My truck and I depend on each other to make a living. That’s why I chose the CAT CT660.
Built for Drivers
The CT660 was built with the driver in mind. What we need to get the job done! Tough enough to take a beating and still want more. The fine folks at CAT got it right. New cutting edge designs with drivers who feel like they were part of the new design process. When you get behind the wheel of a new Caterpillar CT660 you just know.
One of the key features we took into consideration was the modular design. If our truck does need service, our down time is reduced dramatically with easier access to key components.
Also with the sloped hood, I can actually see when I am in tight spots trying to move the truck into place. This feature has also reached our fuel pocketbook with a more aerodynamic design we get better fuel MPG.
With maneuverability, our CAT gets us around the job site with ease. Better turning radius than its competitors helped us decide what to buy. I can get into much tighter fits with greater ease on the job site. Less time maneuvering means more time delivering material that equals money. In our line of work, our trucks need to be moving material not jockeying around trying to fit the truck on site.
When CAT designed the interior they had my back in mind. The truck is much more comfortable with easier to reach controls. I am less fatigued at the end of a hard day. It’s much safer as the controls are easier to access and see. This gives me a much greater sense of control for a safe work environment for co-workers that are working around my truck. On the road, I get that same sense that I am in complete control of my rig. Gets me home safe to my family!
Compared to Mack Granite
Our team considered several trucks before choosing the CAT. The Mack Granite series was in the running. The problems we had were from a service perspective. Our jobs can crop up anywhere. With the Mack, you have service centers that work only for this series engine in the Mack. I don’t have time to drive longer distances for service work.
Mack is a legendary brand and a heck of a truck. We just felt the CAT offered a stronger truck with more service and maintenance availability.
The CAT seemed to be the obvious choice for us because of all the new design features. It was new to the marketplace at the time we purchased. However, we trusted the CAT brand and after seeing the truck in action we were sold.