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For Worldwide Release: 13 August 2009




New Cat® Bio HYDO™ Advanced hydraulic oil with high performance, and
service life earns the prestigious EU Flower label



A new biodegradable, non
-
toxic hydraulic fluid from Caterpillar®, Cat Bio HYDO™
Advanced,

represents a significant development in bio
-
based oil technology equaling or
surpassing the best characteristics of premium mineral
-
based oils, yet providing unmatched
environmental protection.


Cat Bio HYDO Advanced sets high standards for performance, h
ydraulic
-
system protection
and service life; it provides a potential 6,000
-
hour service life when monitored with Cat
S•O•S
SM

Oil Analysis. Fewer oil changes, reduced disposal expense, less downtime and
enhanced hydraulic
-
system protection combine to lower
overall operating costs for the
machine owner. The new hydraulic fluid maintains consistent wear protection through a wide
ambient
-
temperature range,
-
30C (
-
22F) to 45C (113F), and retains its ability to flow easily
through filters even when water is prese
nt. Cat Bio HYDO Advanced is manufactured from
more than 90 percent renewable raw materials, achieving the ready biodegradability
classification. It decomposes readily and harmlessly in the presence of naturally occurring
microorganisms in soil and water.


“Cat Bio HYDO Advanced presently is the only oil that conforms to, and actually exceeds, the
new Cat BF
-
2 specification for biodegradable oil, “ explains Stephane Latini, Marketing
Consultant at Caterpillar. “By comparison, using biodegradable hydraulic f
luid that meets only
the minimum criteria of the BF
-
1 specification (now obsolete) typically will result in
considerably reduced service life, higher operating costs and potential non
-
compliance with
new environmental regulatory standards. The new fluid is

also backward compatible with BF
-
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Press Release





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fluids for all current and non
-
current Cat machines and we strongly recommend its use for all
our customers.”


Eco
-
labeling

The environmental friendliness of the new BF
-
2 fluid has earned Cat Bio HYDO Advanced the
presti
gious European Union (EU) Flower, an "eco
-
label" assigned only after a product has been
thoroughly evaluated for performance, toxicology, environmental protection and utilization of
renewable resources.


Cat Bio HYDO Advanced

thoroughly tested in both the
laboratory and in the field to validate
its exceptional wear protection, oxidation stability (anti
-
aging characteristics) and extended
-
drain
-
interval potential

is the best fluid for all Cat hydraulic systems. The new hydraulic fluid
has been developed with

an optimized formulation that gives very clean hydraulic systems
resisting formation of varnish, gums and deposits. The new fluid also has very fast air release
and high foam resistance thereby protecting pumps and the hydraulic system. No other fluid
p
rovides the unique combination of hydraulic
-
system protection and service
-
life longevity with
such an exceptionally high level of biodegradability, low toxicity and extensive use of
renewable raw materials. In short, no other hydraulic fluid promotes the c
oncepts of
sustainability and value for the customer more effectively than Cat Bio HYDO Advanced.



About Caterpillar

For more than 80 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been building the world’s infrastructure and, in
partnership with its worldwide dealer net
work, is driving positive and sustainable change on
every continent. With 2008 sales and revenues of $51.324 billion, Caterpillar is a technology
leader and the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and
natural gas engin
es and industrial gas turbines. More information is available at
www.cat.com
.



Note to Editors:
Caterpillar rolls
-
out products and services in each of its territories at different
time intervals. Although every effort i
s made to ensure that product information is released
only after Caterpillar has received confirmation from our dealer network, our plants, and our

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marketing subsidiaries that products and services are available in the relevant region, editors
are kindly r
equested to verify with their local dealer for product availability and specifications.


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dress, as well as corporate and product identity used herein, are trad
emarks of Caterpillar and
may not be used without permission.




Press Inquiries


Europe, Africa, Middle East:

Mia Karlsson

Tel: +41
-
22
-
849
-
4662

Fax: +41
-
22
-
849
-
9993

Karlsson_Mia@cat.com


Americas:

Sharon Holl
ing Amber Santor

Tel: 309
-
675
-
8995 Tel: 309
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675
-
4693

Fax: 309
-
636
-
2738 Fax: 309
-
636
-
2738

Holling_Sharon_L@cat.com

Santor_Amber_M@cat.com