Caterpillar is launching its first utility vehicles
– the gasoline-powered Cat CUV82 and diesel-powered CUV102D. Both feature a rugged steel cargo bed and offer 1,000-lb (454-kg) total rear cargo capacity and 2,000-lb (907-kg) towing capacity. They also utilize a four-wheel independent suspension system with a front sway bar to enhance stability at full load. A long swing-arm suspension, custom-tuned springs and shocks deliver a balance between a smooth ride and hauling loads.
These new Cat UTVs are designed to sustain hauling tasks by quickly maneuvering over rugged terrain at speeds reaching 45 mph (72 kmph), depending on model. The CUV82 is powered by a 0.8L three-cylinder gasoline engine delivering 50 hp (37 kW), while a 1.0L three-cylinder diesel engine delivers 25 hp (18.7 kW) power to the CUV102D.
They also offer smooth acceleration, clear sightlines and engine braking capability. The intuitive column shifter allows the driver to easily maneuver through all the gears. Both models feature a continuously variable transmission tuned specifically for work applications. The choice of two-wheel drive, four-wheel drive or four-wheel drive/lock modes permits the driver to match vehicle drive to ground conditions.
Both UTVs are built for quiet and comfortable operation. The design minimizes noise and vibration during operation for a quieter ride. The CUV82 and CUV102D comfortably seat two riders side-by-side with ample leg, elbow and headroom for tall riders.
Driver and passenger seats are both sewn for comfort as well as durability. Its behind-the-seat storage and document holder provides space for personal items and gear. The passenger seat base can be removed and stowed behind the driver seat to create floor space for hauling oversized items.
In addition, electric power steering provides enhanced handling and tight turning capabilities. The instrument allows for easy viewing of critical operating information such as ground speed, engine speed, operating hours, odometer, battery voltage, engine temperature and fuel level.
Customers can customize their Cat UTVs to meet specific work needs through more than 50 accessory options. Multiple cab options with sealed surfaces on the ROPS structure provide a weather tight enclosure, while other offerings include snow plows, heater, front winch and power dump.
The new CUV82 and CUV102D UTVs will be backed by support from participating Cat UTV dealers. These UTV models will be available throughout the United States and Canada, with the exception of California and Quebec.