Caterpillar introduces its first-ever Cat utility vehicles – the gasoline-powered Cat CUV82 and diesel-powered CUV102D.
The CUV82 and CUV102D feature a rugged steel cargo bed and offer 1,000-lb. (454-kg) total rear cargo capacity and 2,000-lb. (907-kg) towing capacity.
The utility vehicles boast a four-wheel independent suspension system with a front sway bar to provide stability at full load. A long swing-arm suspension, custom-tuned springs, and shocks deliver a balance between a smooth ride and hauling loads. Ample ground clearance ensures these vehicles navigate rough terrain with ease.
Speeds on the vehicles reach 45 mph (72 kmph), depending on model. The CUV82 is powered by a 0.8L three-cylinder gasoline engine delivering 50 hp (37 kW), while a 1L three-cylinder diesel engine delivers 25 hp (18.7 kW) power to the CUV102D.
Features such as smooth acceleration, clear sightlines, and engine braking capability make the Cat UTV well suited for hauling and towing. The intuitive column shifter allows the driver to easily maneuver through all the gears. Both models feature a continuously variable transmission, tuned specifically for work applications, offering smooth transitions and the ability to handle loads.
The choice of two-wheel drive, four-wheel drive, or four-wheel drive/lock modes permits the driver to match vehicle drive to ground conditions.
The design minimizes noise and vibration during operation for a quieter ride. The CUV82 and CUV102D comfortably seat two riders side by side with ample leg, elbow, and headroom for tall riders.
Driver and passenger seats are both sewn for comfort as well as durability, plus the driver’s seat position and steering wheel adjust to ensure a comfortable fit. Ample behind-the-seat storage and document holder provide space for personal items and gear. The passenger seat base can be removed and stowed behind the driver seat to create floor space for hauling oversized items.
The instrument gauge offers easy viewing of critical operating information such as ground speed, engine speed, operating hours, odometer, battery voltage, engine temperature, and fuel level.
Customers can customize their Cat UTVs to meet specific work needs through more than 50 accessory options. Multiple cab options with sealed surfaces on the ROPS structure provide a weather tight enclosure, while other offerings include snow plows, heater, front winch, and power dump.
Cat UTVs are prewired for quick installation of all options.
Easy access service points simplify vehicle maintenance, while on-board advanced diagnostics reduce troubleshooting time. Participating Cat dealers can help with anything from simple maintenance questions, to accessory selection, to on-site support.
These UTV models will be available throughout the United States and Canada, excluding California and Quebec.