Last month, a police escort was called in to help Ring Power’s machine demo operators Mike Oster and Curt Loucks transport a brand new, Cat 777G Off-Highway truck to a customer’s Brooksville facility.
The massive, Tier 4 Final-compliant truck — the newest model in the 100-ton size class — was assembled in the shop in six weeks by Brooksville technicians Tony Norris (HE FS Master Tech) and Greg Tester (HE FS Tech I).
The 777 was first introduced by Caterpillar in 1977 and has proven to be a workhorse for mining and large earthmoving customers.
The G Series represents a new era for this size class from Caterpillar. With customer input, Caterpillar designed and manufactured a truck that is reliable, economical and offers comfort, confidence and control for operators.
The 777G achieves greater production with seven percent more torque powering work and new transmission controls that produce quick haul cycles with automotive quality shifting. The production increases are balanced with new fuel saving strategies that include configurable economy settings as well as an adaptive economy mode that automatically optimizes fuel consumption based on the user’s production baseline.