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First Off-Highway Truck

In 1962 Caterpillar introduced its first off-highway truck, the 769. Caterpillar quickly set the standard for the industry with features that included non-fade braking with oil-cooled brakes, pneumatic oil independent wheel suspension for a superior ride, automatic power shift transmission to optimize speed with minimal operator effort, and rugged structures for long life.

Off-highway trucks in Yancey’s territory have been primarily utilized in quarry and aggregates operations as well as in larger land development. The 777 off highway truck was a primary machine used in the building of Atlanta’s fifth runway.

“The 769 allowed us to get into the mining business with trucks—specifically with Georgia quarries.”

Garland Capps, Yancey Bros. Co.

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