Photo by Tudor Van Hampton for ENR The CT660 is Caterpillar's first work truck. It is built by Navistar in Garland, Texas, and sold through Caterpillar dealers. Photo by Tudor Van Hampton for ENR A six-cylinder, 11-liter diesel engine comes standard on the CT660, which can be fitted with a larger, 13-liter engine. For the heaviest tasks, a 15-liter engine is due out early next year. Related Links: Cautious Economic Optimism Pervades Big Equipment Show Now that Caterpillar has started shipping its first-ever work truck, the CT660, the Peoria, Ill.-based manufacturer says it plans to unseat traditional vocational truck manufacturers
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.