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Caterpillar Gets EPA Nod for Third ACERT-Equipped Engine

Caterpillar Inc. has received certification by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the company's third engine equipped with ACERT technology.With this certification, Caterpillar says it is th...


Caterpillar Inc. has received certification by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the company’s third engine equipped with ACERT technology.

With this certification, Caterpillar says it is the first engine manufacturer to offer 2004 model year clean diesel engines that are fully EPA-compliant in both the heavy- and medium-duty truck categories.

The third EPA-certified Caterpillar engine with ACERT technology is the C15 engine.Full production of the engine, offered in the 435 to 550 horsepower range, will begin in the third quarter of this year.

Earlier this year, the Caterpillar C7 and C9 engines were certified for use in on-highway trucks, school buses and transit buses.

All Caterpillar on-highway truck and bus engines will be equipped with ACERT technology by the fourth quarter of this year. The technology will also be used as the foundation to meet future emissions regulations for the company’s entire diesel engine product line, including construction and mining machines, and power generation units.

For more information visit www.cat.ca.


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