Caterpillar debuts two 5-seater UTVs

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Cat 5-seater UTV
With the addition of two new workhorse 5-seaters, Caterpillar has expanded its UTV range to four models.

Caterpillar has expanded its new UTV line-up with a pair of five-seat models.

Built in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, by Textron, the new CUV85 and CUV105 D join the CUV82 and CUV102 D to expand the Cat UTV line up to four.

Caterpillar CUV85 UTV
The petrol-powered CUV85 has a 0.8-litre, three-cylinder, 37kW (50hp) engine.

Like the two-seat models, the petrol-powered CUV85 and diesel CUV105 D feature an all- steel cargo bed with a bed capacity of 450kg and a towing capacity of 900kg.

Cat says seating is “spacious…with copious leg, elbow and headroom.” Design of the UTVs was focused on a quiet and comfortable ride. Electric power steering delivers responsive handling and tight turning capabilities, the company says.

The CUV85 and CUV105 D feature a four-wheel independent suspension system with a front sway bar. Ride is further enhanced by a ng swing-arm suspension and customised springs and shocks.

A 0.8-litre, three-cylinder, 37kW (50hp) petrol engine powers the CUV85, while a 1.0L, three-cylinder diesel provides 18.5kW (25hp) on the CUV105 D. The new models can reach speeds up to 70kph.

Caterpillar CUV105D UTV
The CUV105D is a diesel machine with a 1.0L, three-cylinder engine providing 18.5kW (25hp).

The machines provide behind-the-seat storage and a document holder for personal items and gear. The passenger seat bases can be removed and stowed behind the driver seat to free up floor space for hauling over-sized items.

An instrument gauge displays speed, engine speed, operating hours, odometer, battery voltage, engine temperature and fuel level.

Maintenance is simplified with easy access to filters and the drive belt, and on-board advanced diagnostics reduce troubleshooting time, the company says.

Customers can customise Cat UTVs for work needs through more than 50 accessory options. Offerings include snow ploughs, a heater, front winch and power dump. Optional cabs, roofs, windshields and doors on the ROPS structure can provide a weather- tight enclosure. Cat UTVs are prewired for do-it-yourself installation of all options.

Visit Caterpillar Utility Vehicles for more information.