Cat rolls out CT680 vocational truck

By |  May 20, 2015

Caterpillar’s CT680 vocational truck is powered by a Cat CT
Series Vocational Truck Engine. Photo: Caterpillar

Caterpillar launched its CT680 vocational truck, a Class 8 set-forward-axle model featuring an ergonomic cab, a parabolic taper leaf suspension and a tuned cab air suspension system. According to the company, the new truck handles heavy loads and tough applications without sacrificing comfort and appearance. Powered by a Cat CT Series Vocational Truck Engine, the truck has six forward speeds and one reverse, as well as a Cat CX31 Automatic Transmission that delivers power shifting and improved fuel economy.

The truck also has a new, rugged exterior that features composite halogen headlights, an integrated fiberglass grille surround and a dual external air cleaner option. Its redesigned cab includes tuned cab air suspension, premium grade sound insulation, and a routing and clipping wire system. Customers also have the option to choose from truck or tractor configurations and two exterior trim levels – L and LG – depending on their style and serviceability needs.

The CT680 comes standard with the company’s asset and fleet management tool, Product Link. According to Caterpillar, customers can use this tool to track fuel use and costs, location, working time, idler time and maintenance schedules. In addition, the truck comes available with an optional Vehicle Infotainment System and a Bendix Tire Pressure Monitoring System.

“If you have heavy loads to haul or hard work to perform, and you want to do it in comfort and style, then the CT680 is your truck,” says Dave Schmitz, vocational truck product manager. “You get the rugged durability and dealer support you expect from Cat, plus a premium work environment for the driver and best-in-class styling, materials and serviceability.”

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