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Sir Ranulph Fiennes, the world’s greatest living explorer will be making a guest appearance on the ‘Built For It’ themed Finning Caterpillar Stand Z4 to launch Hillhead 2014. He will appear alongside a great line up of Caterpillar equipment including Rover, the Antarctic D6N that has made a successful return from the Coldest Journey.

Stars of the show will be the new Cat C Series articulated dump trucks, the Cat 336 hybrid excavator and the M Series wheel loaders, which will make their European market debut at the show, both on-stand and in the exciting demonstration area.

Already making a big impact in the UK market with orders secured for fleets up and down the country, Hillhead will be the first show where operators and fleet managers will be able to get up close to the Cat 730C and Cat 725C units. Featuring new engines, the performance and fuel economy has been significantly enhanced, making the C Series attractive to both the contractor and plant hire market. First impressions of the high end Cat 730C with new traction control and high performance retarder, see the unit as a game changer for the industry, so visitors to the stand will be in for a treat.

With Hillhead attracting visitors from across Europe, Caterpillar and Finning have also chosen the show to launch the brand new Cat 966M and 982M wheel loaders, which will be in action at the live demonstration area.

With the new wheel loader line-up, Caterpillar has added some exciting performance enhancing features, proving that the wheel loader range is built for any application. In line with the ‘Built For It™’ theme the new range boasts huge fuel and performance benefits, with 10% lower fuel consumption compared to its predecessors. With other design changes in the frames, linkage, hydraulics and powertrain, the M Series marks a major change for end users in the UK. With deep system integration of the new features and further axle and hydraulic improvements, even operators that have loved the previous models will be clambering to get a first glance of the M Series.

But for those that really want to see how Caterpillar equipment and Finning can combine to ensure solutions are ‘Built For It™’ the star of the show, joining twelve other machines including the Cat 374 will be the D6N, known as Rover. Returning from a record-breaking expedition to Antarctica, Rover is the ultimate bespoke machine, that has withstood severe weather conditions and temperatures to return safely from Antarctica.

Rover will also be joined by Finning Engineer Richmond, who will be on stand to explain how all of the hundreds of modifications helped them to tackle winter crevasse fields, the likes of which are rarely encountered by human and machine.

Pulling the whole ‘Built For It™’ themed stand together will be a number of exciting interactive features for customers to get involved with. The Finning team will also be on-hand delivering seminars and presentations, detailing equipment management solutions and technology that is set to transform the sector, delivering hundreds of thousands of pounds to the bottom line.