In the high desert outside Tucson, Peterbilt Motors Co. and Caterpillar Inc. hosted their eighth annual “King of the Hill” construction seminar and demonstration for more than 90 customers and prospective customers Dec. 3-5. The event featured not only exhibits and technical sessions, but also a dramatic working demonstration of Peterbilt trucks and Caterpillar construction and mining equipment at Caterpillar's Tinaja Hills Training Center. Before the three-day event was through, attendees even had the chance to put the trucks and most of the off-road equipment to the test themselves.
“We think it is important to give customers and prospective customers the opportunity to see Peterbilt's construction truck product line and to test drive the trucks themselves,” said Ray Paradis, Peterbilt's director of vocational sales and co-host of the event with David Shannon, senior OEM account manager for Caterpillar. “There is nothing like first-hand experience.”
“Caterpillar is proud of our strong partnership with Peterbilt in construction and other vocational markets,” David Shannon observed. “This program gives us the opportunity to work side-by-side with Peterbilt to actually demonstrate the benefits that the Peterbilt/Caterpillar relationship brings to the construction industry.
“We are convinced that our 2002 truck engines are fully capable of delivering the performance and value customers expect from any Caterpillar product,” Shannon added. “At Tinaja Hills, however, people have the chance to see for themselves.”