This Tuesday, June 26th, a representative team from Associated Terminals joined part of the Cat Mining and LA Machinery teams in celebrating the christening of Associated Terminal’s new Caterpillar 6015. The christening entails everyone’s first look at the new machine, a formal ceremony, and popping champagne in its honor. Our team’s representatives at the event included Kerry Robertson, Larry Arnold, Ethan Palma, Jerry Ryan, Zeljko Franks, and Curtis Blank.  

Our Louisiana CAT partnership has allowed innovation to flourish at Associated Terminals. In addition to creating new technology together, working with CAT has proven to be cost efficient to our team. Instances of efficiency include the mobile applications: Cat App and VisionLink, that our team can use to monitor equipment operation and maintenance. 

This piece of equipment is a mining machine with a custom material handler boom, stick, and clamshell bucket. It is special as it is the first CAT 6015 to be used on the Mississippi River. Our partnership with CAT has proved to be innovative and produces forward thinking, as this machine was purposed for mining originally, but was modified to be used on the river. Our modifications include a custom boom, stick, a clamshell, and a cab riser for barge hopper visibility.  

Similar machinery, the 6015 Hydraulic Mining Shovel, has a bucket payload of 16 tons. The machinery has proven high reliability and durability—with up to 20% leading fuel efficiency. Plus, thanks to high tool carrying capacity and faster boom movements and cycle times, the Cat 6015 employs up to 15% higher productivity than other competitive shovels.  

We are so proud of our team’s innovative collaboration and thankful for our Louisiana Cat partnership! 

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