Davis Salvage Takes Delivery of Region’s First Caterpillar® CT660 Truck

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First Arizona CT660 was delivered by Chris Zaharis, Executive Vice President of Caterpillar dealer Empire Southwest.

The CT660 is a revolutionary product, and we are extremely excited about being among the first dealers in North America to deliver one to a client,

Davis Salvage Company, a Phoenix scrap metal recycling and steel and ornamental iron distribution operation, became the first business in the western United States to take delivery of a Caterpillar® CT660 vocational truck on October 20. The CT660 was delivered by Chris Zaharis, Executive Vice President of Caterpillar dealer Empire Southwest, David Jin representing Caterpillar’s on-highway truck engines division, and representatives of Empire Truck & Trailer, which sells and supports the new truck.

The CT660 debuted last spring, and Davis Salvage manager Dave Barker was among the first in the U.S.to order one for his operation. Developed and manufactured by legendary heavy equipment and engine manufacturer Caterpillar, the CT660 is designed for day cab vocational applications such as construction and dump trucks, fuel haulers and regional transportation. Davis Salvage’s CT660, which features the Cat chassis and a Spartan roll-off body, will be used primarily to haul bulk loads of iron and other metals and for scrap metal dumpster removals.
Davis Salvage owners Sara, AJ and Shane Barker were joined by members of their staff and original owner Sam “Toddy” Tamaroff to receive the CT660’s keys. AJ Barker said that the Caterpillar reputation for durability and reliability factored into his decision to add the truck to his fleet. So did a new Cat transmission which eliminates the need for clutch replacements or adjustments, provides better fuel economy and allows drivers to keep both hands on the wheel at all times.

“The CT660 is a revolutionary product, and we are extremely excited about being among the first dealers in North America to deliver one to a client,” said ET&T Sales Manager Mike Shannon. “I expect to see a lot of them on the road in the future.”

About Davis Salvage
Davis Salvage is a 58-year-old, family owned and operated company specializing in the recycling and distribution of all types of metal. The company carries one of the region’s largest new steel and ornamental iron inventories, wiping rags, and offers a variety of metal and recycling support services. For more information, visit http://www.davissalvageaz.com.

About Empire Truck & Trailer
Empire Truck & Trailer (ET&T) is one of six divisions of Empire Southwest, the 60-year-old authorized Caterpillar™ dealer for construction equipment and engines in Arizona, Southeastern California and Northern Mexico. ET&T is the authorized dealer for new and used trucks and trailers from Cat and other quality manufacturers, and provides complete parts and service support for both. Headquartered in Phoenix AZ, ET&T has branch locations in Tucson, Kingman, Show Low and Yuma AZ, as well as Blythe and Imperial CA. For more information, visit http://www.empire-tnt.com.

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