Al-Bahar, the exclusive dealer for Cat products in the UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain and Qatar, has recently announced an offer that provides a free Planned Maintenance (PM) kit for 1,000 hours on purchase of the new Cat 426F2 and 428 backhoe loaders as well as a free Equipment Protection Plan (EPP) for two years or 3,000 hours on the purchase of the new machines.
The regional machinery powerhouse said in a statement that 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 its offices directly for more information. The offer is valid till August 31, 2021.
Al-Bahar added that the 426F2 is a versatile and capable backhoe loader from Caterpillar with its advanced Load Sensing Variable Hydraulic system, along with the variable displacement hydraulic pump enabling more work to be 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 and 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,” said Al-Bahar’s statement.
Customers have taken to the Cat machines in a big way, with positive reviews all around, added the statement. It quoted Louie AlMakdissi, construction manager, Nael Bin Harmel Hydro Export. EST., as saying in a testimonial video: “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. They work very well in narrow areas. The machines have a capability for manoeuvring. We are using it for excavation, loading of trucks and tractors. The endurance of the machine is very good.”
The Cat 428 backhoe loader has a powershift transmission, an excavator style boom, powerful and efficient hydraulics, three power management modes and Cat’s Product Link telematics system. Al-Bahar added that it also offers improved operator comfort and greater lifting performance. The load sensing and closed centre 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, Al-Bahar added.
Commenting on how well-received these two machines are in the market, Mamoun Mutair, building construction product manager, Al-Bahar, said: “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.”
Explaining the Preventive Maintenance (PM) Kit, Al-Bahat said it 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 is helpful in making sure customers get the right parts at the right time for their 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,” explained Al-Bahar’s statement.
The Equipment Protection Plan (EPP), on the other hand, provides coverage options that fit customer needs. With an EPP for two years or 3,000 hours, customers can better manage costs, improve long-term stability and have peace of mind regarding their business, said the statement. Cat equipment usually comes with a first year of standard machine warranty. The EPP is an extended protection product that protects against defects in material and manufacturer workmanship beyond the expiration of the original standard machine warranty.
For more information and to avail the promotional campaign visit –www.albahar.com/company/promotions/426f2-and-428/