Caterpillar engines are awarded green ratings

Caterpillar has received certification for its ACERT technology-equipped C13 and C15 engines for 2007 from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

The C13 is available in on-highway vocational and heavy-duty line haul configurations for expanded versatility.
The C13 is available in on-highway vocational and heavy-duty line haul configurations for expanded versatility.

Caterpillar has received certification for its ACERT technology-equipped C13 and C15 engines for 2007 from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

“These certifications demonstrate that engines with ACERT Technology for 2007 are ready to serve our customers,” said James J Parker, vice president, Caterpillar Power Systems Marketing Division.

“ACERT Technology has set a new industry standard for clean diesel technology, meeting the clean air goals we all support, while maintaining the reliability, durability and minimal owning and operating costs that Caterpillar engines traditionally have provided.”

The new C13 is available in on-highway vocational and heavy-duty line haul configurations for expanded versatility. In addition to truck, bus, recreational vehicle and fire truck ratings, the C15 provides the highest horsepower and torque rating in the industry, demonstrating unmatched performance, particularly for owner-operators and heavy haulers working in the most extreme heavy-duty applications, according to the company.

ACERT Technology relies on four basic systems to reduce emissions – air management, precision combustion, advanced electronics and effective after treatment. These four systems work to decrease particulate matter, oxides of nitrogen and hydrocarbon emissions, while preserving the engine’s reliability and durability, which keep owning and operating costs low.

Caterpillar has sold more than 450,000 on-highway engines with ACERT Technology to more than 46,000 customers since the technology was introduced in 2003. Customer acceptance of Cat engines is reflected in the company’s sixth JD Power and Associates Award, which Caterpillar received in 2006 for the “Highest Customer Satisfaction With Vocational Heavy-Duty Diesel Engines.”

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