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CAT selects UTE from global dealer network to unveil 426F2 backhoe loader at ‘Construct 2018’

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Strengthening a fruitful 70-year history as the exclusive dealer for Caterpillar in Sri Lanka, United Tractor & Equipment Ltd. (UTE), was chosen from among the global dealer network to unveil the new 426F2 backhoe loader at the recently concluded ‘Construct 2018’.

Organised by the National Construction Association of Sri Lanka (NCASL), and held for 18 successive years, ‘Construct 2018’, is the country’s largest event dedicated to infrastructure and heavy construction industry. The must-attend event, enjoys a successful legacy of exhibiting the full spectrum of solutions the construction industry has to offer. UTE was the main sponsor in the Construction Machinery & Equipment category at the event.

Adding to the popular CAT F2 Series Backhoe Loader family, the new CAT 426F2 backhoe loader provides all the performance, manoeuvrability and reliability customers can expect from the Caterpillar brand. 

Additionally, the new model’s extra dig feature which has been a long felt need in the industry demonstrates UTE’s role in serving its customers.

UTE’s unique and innovative enclosure at Construct Exhibition 2018 titled ‘UTE CAT City’ where the CAT 426F2 was exhibited drew thousands of interested visitors and industry players. Visitors to the enclosure were also impressed by the technology on display. 

“The fact that UTE was chosen from amongst all dealers in the world to launch the CAT 426F2 Backhoe Loader bears testimony to our commitment to excellence both in the sphere of service and technological innovation. The design of UTE CAT city, the equipment, technology and solutions on display manifests our innovative culture and spirit,” said UTE Chairman Prasan Fernando.

While visitors and customers from different parts of Sri Lanka had an opportunity to experience the new CAT 426F2, the first ten customers at the Exhibition received a CAT S41 Smartphone, the new rugged mobile with unique features ideal for individuals engaged in the construction industry.  

The installation and use of remote monitoring in equipment was demonstrated and received accolades from industry leaders and experts as being the ideal solution to ensure optimal usage of machines with minimum down time. 

Several visitors to CAT City at the exhibition, including engineering students and technicians participated in interesting competitions and interactive activities. Students engaged in the study of hydraulics took part in a competition to design a circuit for a UTE hydraulic simulator. 

Another highlight of the event was the handing over of the CAT D6R2 Dozer to S&K Construction pioneers in the construction industry, and one of the thousands of valued customers of UTE. 

Activities for young visitors were another attractive feature at UTE’s CAT City. Titled ‘Kids@work’ young construction enthusiasts had the opportunity to try their hand in operating a CAT mini-excavator – under the professional supervision of UTE’s trained operators. 

“UTE has partnered the annual Construction Exhibition over the years and its exhibits attract thousands of visitors. This year’s innovative UTE CAT City enclosure drew special mention as it was the global launch pad for CAT’s new CAT 426F2 Backhoe Loader while offering a host of exciting activities including competitions. Visitors and customers were also impressed by UTE’s impressive innovations and solutions, ideal to drive their businesses forward,” noted UTE CEO Riyad Ismail. 


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