Cat recently introduced the 299D2XHP Land Management compact track loader for customers involved in demanding vegetation-management applications, such as mulching, brush-cutting, vegetation control and mowing. The company says this machine delivers the advantages of efficiency and economy in specific applications including site preparation, utility right-of-way clearing, vegetation management for fire prevention, railroad maintenance-of-way, agriculture and forestry. With a Cat C3.8 engine, the company says the machine is rated at 110 gross horsepower and combines with its high-flow/high-pressure auxiliary hydraulic system for a calculated hydraulic-horsepower rating of 94. Cat says the machine has a 58.1-gallon fuel tank, which is 80 percent larger than the tank on standard 299D2 XHP models, and it is estimated to have a run time of 11 to 12 hours. The company says it is also factory-equipped with seal and cover components designed to restrict debris and other material from entering the engine compartment and lower frame. Cat adds that the debris deflector channels any material created by rotating attachments away from the front of the cab for added safety. Additionally, certa...