Caterpillar Inc. said on Tuesday it had become the first company to have a full line of diesel engines certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that meet off-road emission standards for 2005 and 2006.
The EPA certification of seven Caterpillar engine models allows early production of the cleaner diesel engines, the company said. It also enables Caterpillar to offer customers a full line of engines featuring its ACERT technology in the 175-to 750-horsepower range.
Caterpillar said it will start shipping the cleaner diesel engines to industrial manufacturing customers this month. Machines powered by the engines will reach the market in October.