Caterpillar won the Innovation Award in the Tools and Accessories category at the World Demolition Awards 2021 in Chicago, USA, in October. The quality and wide range of Cat® accessories helped to gain recognition by making the demolition industry safer and more efficient:

Hydraulic Connecting S Type (HCS) Couplers: These couplers save time with every tool change. They connect to a machine’s hydraulics and electronics, allowing an operator to pick up an attachment with full functionality in seconds without ever leaving the cab. 

Both rotating and non-rotating versions of Cat dedicated Pulverizers now feature the latest speed booster technology and replacement wear components that reduce weld maintenance and downtime.

PL161 Attachment Locator: Mounted to any attachment, this device makes it simple to track location across multiple worksites and monitor hours worked to predict the need for maintenance or replacement of wear parts. On Next Generation Cat Excavators, the locator’s work tool recognition feature saves even more time and energy — a quick shake confirms the tool’s identity and ensures all attachment settings are correct, so operators can get to work quickly and efficiently.

Cat Command: This remote-control solution removes the operator from the cab in potentially dangerous situations.

Cat UHD machines now feature a host of tools and technologies to assist operators in working more safely, efficiently and productively. 2D E-fence keeps the front linkage within a predefined work area to avoid hazards. Grade with 2D delivers real-time guidance to improve accuracy and speed of work. Payload provides on-the-go weighing of material in the bucket to boost loading efficiency. And Auto-Stop for hammers prevents damage caused by over-hammering in a single spot.

“This recognition has immense significance because it comes from the industry experts themselves,” said Vincent Migeotte, Caterpillar's Global Product Applications Specialist for Excavators. “This shows our commitment to integrating our machines and work tools to better serve the demolition industry.” This is the second year in a row that Caterpillar has received an Innovation Award, has won the 2020 Plant and Equipment Innovation Award with the 352 UHD excavator.


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