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Cat confirms 07 engines will run on ULSD, biodiesel

PEORIA, Ill. -- Caterpillar officials say the companys 2007 engines are completely compatible with ultra low-sulfur...


PEORIA, Ill. — Caterpillar officials say the companys 2007 engines are completely compatible with ultra low-sulfur diesel.

“The power provided by Cat engines won’t be affected at all by the use of ULSD fuel,” said Greg Gauger, director, Caterpillar On-Highway Power Systems. “Our 2007 engines are designed to run on this fuel and Cat customers should not experience any difference in power compared to current models.”

In order to reduce emissions, ULSD must be used in all 2007 trucks. ULSD has sulfur levels of just 15 parts per million (PPM) compared to todays standard of 500 PPM.

Cat also says its C7 and C9 engines may gain up to a 4% fuel economy improvement compared to 2006 engines thanks to a new, more fuel efficient fuel and air system.

Caterpillar officials have also announced their engines will be capable of running on biodiesel fuels. For more information about acceptable biodiesel blends, consult the Caterpillar Commercial Diesel Engine Fluids Recommendations, available from Cat dealers.


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