Cat Inspect


Cat Inspect is an easy-to-use application that allows users to complete inspections electronically with pictures, comments, and ratings. With machine-specific Preventive Maintenance (PM) checklists, performing recommended services at the appropriate intervals has never been easier.

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  • Real-time information for review, retention, and printing

  • Secure inspection results for Cat and non-Cat assets in one place

  • Quick identification of actionable items

  • Prioritize repair spend budget based on results and status

  • Help screens available within the inspections

  • Assign inspections and review results

  • Add ratings, make comments, and take pictures

  • Integrated with other systems for a big picture

  • Custom created inspections to fit user needs

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn answers to our popular questions.


      It is FREE!

      There is no cost to download the Cat Inspect mobile app or access the Cat Inspect Web platform.


        Cat Inspect supports devices with iOS version 10 and newer, and Android version 5.2 and newer


          As long as you login with a validated Caterpillar Web Security (CWS) account, you will automatically have access upon downloading the app or visiting the website. If you do not have a valid CWS login, contact us.

          • Yes. The mobile app fields will be in the default language of the mobile device if it is one of the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, and Spanish. The website is available in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.

            • You will be notified when updates to the application are available via push notifications. Related information (major updates, training, release notes) also may be shared through notifications or on

              • The list of forms available in Cat Inspect is continually growing, and includes classics like Preventive Maintenance Checklists (PMs), Technical Analysis (TA-1) (Visual), Daily Walk- Arounds, and more inspections and checklists for your specific needs. Your organization can also create your own custom forms through Cat Inspect Web at

                • Yes, new forms are always being added, and you can create custom forms on Cat Inspect Web.

                  • Only you and others within your company, as well as Empire, will see the inspection forms you complete within the app. Completed inspections can also be shared by email if configured this way in the app.

                    • Yes. You can reassign partially completed or not started inspections within the app at the push of a button.

                      • You only need a connection to download or upload your inspections. Once you have saved inspection forms to the app, you do not need to be connected. A Wi-Fi or 3G/4G data connection is required to sync your information, depending on the type of device you have.

                        • Cat Inspect has auto-save and real-time synching so you can shut down the app and reopen it at any time to continue where you left off.

                          • Multiple email addresses can be added during the inspection process; it will send a report to that email when synced. Additionally, a PDF can be generated from the mobile app or the website for distribution.

                            • Yes. From Cat Inspect Web or the mobile app, an email can be created upon completion of the inspection. This email generates a PDF of the completed inspection which can be printed.

                              • Most inspection results flow into integrated applications (such as VisionLink and My.Cat.Com), along with the ability to view a PDF of the inspection form.

                                • Empire may use the data from your completed inspections to help make better recommendations on your equipment.

                                  • Yes, the header of each inspection will have these fields as well as additional information that can be populated and made available after sync.

                                    • Contact the dedicated Cat Inspect support team at, or by calling toll-free in the U.S. (844) 275-8325, or internationally +1 (309) 670-2786.

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