Caterpillar phasing out bridge engines

PEORIA, Ill. — Caterpillar Inc. has announced it will be phasing out its bridge engines by the end of the year while full-blown ACERT heavy-duty engines will be rolled out next month.

This move will save Caterpillar thousands of dollars in penalties for each non EPA-02 compliant engine sold. The engine-makers has been paying the fines because the bridge engine’s exhaust levels exceed what is permitted under the 2002 EPA emission standards.

While most manufacturers met the EPA’s emission standards by using cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), Caterpillar has developed its own ACERT technology which it feels is better suited for its users.

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