This is just my second capture ever of a Cat truck outside of a dealer lot or trade show. Either CNY is not full of early adopters or don’t get around as much as I think I do.
This one is owned by Tacuki Enterprises and was starting to a fill a hole in the ground created by D.E. Tarolli crews. Check out that view of the tracks railfans. All of East Syracuse is like this and I hardly ever take advantage. What a waste!
Good news. “Caterpillar Inc. has announced it will begin independently designing and manufacturing its vocational truck product family at its plant in Victoria, Texas. The plant, which opened in 2012, currently produces hydraulic excavators.” Bringing jobs back to the U.S. Caterpillar launched its first vocational truck, the CT660, in 2011, with Navistar manufacturing both the vehicles and engines under the Cat brand in Escobedo, Mexico
Agree. Even Ford brought heavy truck building back to the U.S. this summer.