At the Dealer – Cat 501HD

I stopped by Milton Cat(Syracuse location) last month and found some mean looking track harvesters on display. The 501HD below had the complete setup with PF-48 harvester head. I was surprised to find that head was also a Cat a product. Is there any type of heavy equipment they don’t make?


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My eye was drawn to the larger 522B model nearby as it was nearly all black instead of the typical Cat yellow. A red and gold strip ran across the back of the unit.


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The black cab with rivets running the perimeter gave the machine a very unique look. In the sea of yellow it stood out. The poor trees this machine runs up against don’t stand a chance.


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I see some hydraulics rams near the base of the table so I’m guessing it can move in a variety of directions. Good stuff!

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