Al-Bahar, the exclusive dealer for Cat products in the UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain and Qatar, have recently announced that they would be offering free Planned Maintenance (PM) Kit for 1,000 hours on purchase of new Cat 426F2 and 428 Backhoe Loaders. Customers would also get free Equipment Protection Plan (EPP) for 2 years or 3,000 hours on the purchase of the new machines.
The exclusive promotional offer is meant to give customers the opportunity to enjoy hassle-free ownership and get a sustained level of performance from their machine. To avail the offer, customers can contact Al-Bahar through the company website, or visit their offices directly for more information. The offer is valid till 31 August, 2021.
Cat 426F2 Backhoe Loader
The Cat 426F2 is a versatile and capable backhoe loader from Caterpillar. Its advanced Load Sensing Variable Hydraulic system, along with the variable displacement hydraulic pump allows getting more work done with considerably less effort. One can get better control and carry out a range of tasks with relative ease, owing to its excavator style boom & high rotation linkage. For safety, you get features like 100% differential lock. The cost of operating and maintaining the machine is low as you get a highly fuel efficient engine and a low maintenance front steer axle.
Talking about the Cat 426F2 Backhoe Loader in a testimonial video, Louie AlMakdissi, Construction Manager, Nael Bin Harmel Hydro Export. EST., quoted, “Our major work is infrastructure construction with the roads. So we are using the Cat Backhoes for doing excavation and all the utilities. The Cat Backhoes are more powerful, compared to the other brands. It works very well in the narrow area .The machine has a capability for manoeuvring. We are using it for excavation, loading of trucks and tractors. The endurance of the machine is very good.”
Cat 428 Backhoe Loader
With a powershift transmission, an excavator style boom, powerful and efficient hydraulics, three power management modes and Product Link, the Cat 428 Backhoe loader offers improved operator comfort and greater lifting performance. The load sensing and closed center hydraulic system actively matches power and flow to the demand and delivers best in class fuel efficiency and better component life. The option of a larger boom cylinder will give greater lifting performance on the back of the 428 machine.
Commenting on how well received these two machines are in the market, Mamoun Mutair, building construction product manager, Al-Bahar, says “You can see the backhoe in every job-site because of its versatility and wide range of applications, such as truck loading, trenching, excavation, levelling, load lifting and griping. Therefore, you can perform different type of jobs with one machine. Hence, customers have a greater preference for it.”
About the PM Kit and EPP
The Preventive Maintenance Kit (PM Kit) is a package of parts that helps you to ensure optimal maintenance of the machine. It includes a range of different parts like seal O-Rings and filters for the specific model. This would be helpful in making sure you get the right parts at the right time for your maintenance plans at specific intervals as recommended by Caterpillar. With a PM Kit that is valid for 1,000 hours, you will get all Genuine Cat parts designed and manufactured to Caterpillar specifications that need to be replaced after 1,000 hours of operation.
The Equipment Protection Plan (EPP), on the other hand, provides you with coverage options that fit your needs. With an EPP for 2 years or 3,000 hours, one can better manage costs, improve long-term stability and give the peace of mind one deserves for their business. Cat equipment usually comes with a first year of standard machine warranty. The EPP, is an extended protection product that protects you against defects in material and manufacturer workmanship beyond the expiration of your original standard machine warranty.