There are multiple factors to consider when estimating machine performance, including weight to horsepower ratios, equipment capacity, type of transmission, speed and operating costs – all of which are explored in detail in the Caterpillar Performance Handbook 49.

Contents Include:

  • Current Models
  • Estimating Owning & Operating Costs
  • Former Models
  • Land Clearing
  • Mining & Earthmoving
  • Stockpile Coal Handling
  • Tables
  • Technology Products
  • Tyres

Additional factors that have not been included but should still be considered when comparing machine performance include serviceability, parts availability and operator training.

The Caterpillar Performance Handbook 49 is most effective when coupled with the experience and knowledge of local conditions that WesTrac provide. Should you require any assistance in reading the data or completing the worksheets included in the book please fill out the form on the right and we’ll be in touch.

Cat Performance Handbook 50

Caterpillar keeps the handbook as up-to-date and accurate as possible. Back in the day, the handbook was being updated annually, however it will now be updated on a more ad-hoc basis. As soon as version 50 is released by Caterpillar, we will update this page accordingly. In the meantime, if you have any questions about the accuracy of the information in version 49, please contact our team.

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