Caterpillar unveils newest ACERT engines

Caterpillar Inc. has introduced its latest on-highway truck and bus engines equipped with Advanced Combustion Emission Reduction Technology (ACERT) to meet EPA 02 emissions standards. The 2003 Caterpillar engine line will offer five engines with ACERT, the C7, C9, C11, C13 and C15, all of which Cat said will meet EPA emissions regulations without sacrificing engine performance. The C7 and C9 have

Caterpillar Inc. has introduced its latest on-highway truck and bus engines equipped with Advanced Combustion Emission Reduction Technology (ACERT) to meet EPA 02 emissions standards.

The 2003 Caterpillar engine line will offer five engines with ACERT, the C7, C9, C11, C13 and C15, all of which Cat said will meet EPA emissions regulations without sacrificing engine performance. The C7 and C9 have already received EPA certification.

"Our research shows that Caterpillar's current on-highway engines are performing at 3 to 5% better fuel economy levels than competing technologies," said James J. Parker, vp of Cat's power systems marketing division.

According to Cat, ACERT reduces emissions at the point of combustion, while preserving engine reliability and durability.

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