Caterpillar plans to enter UTV market

October 16, 2017 -  By

Ahead of the 2017 GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Ky., Caterpillar unveiled plans to enter the utility vehicle (UTV) market.

The company has entered into a manufacturing and supply agreement with Textron Specialized Vehicles (TSV), a division of Textron Inc., and will offer UTV models sold through participating Cat dealerships starting in 2018.

“We are excited about our introduction of the first-ever Cat UTV models,” says Steve Schoening, product manager. “We look forward to offering a vehicle specifically designed to serve the needs of our existing as well as new customers. Cat utility vehicles will offer exceptional performance and stability at full load, superior reliability, and a quiet, spacious operator environment.”

The new Cat UTV models were developed in collaboration with TSV. TSV manufactures utility vehicles and equipment to serve numerous industries, marketed under multiple brands, such as Cushman utility vehicles, Textron Off Road side-by-sides and ATVs, Arctic Cat snowmobiles, Jacobsen professional turf equipment and E-Z-GO golf cars.

Featuring a steel cargo bed, the new UTVs from Caterpillar can handle loads up to 1,000 pounds and offer a 2,000-pound towing capacity. The UTVs also provide ample headroom and legroom for tall riders, the company said.

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