EPA Certifies Caterpillar C13, C15 Engines With ACERT

Sat January 13, 2007 - National Edition

On Nov. 29, 2006, Caterpillar Inc. received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its C13 and C15 engines equipped with ACERT Technology for 2007. This technology positions Caterpillar to meet future EPA emissions regulations and provides a long-term emissions solution for the global on-highway engine market, according to the manufacturer.

“These certifications demonstrate that engines with ACERT Technology for 2007 are ready to serve our customers in the North American trucking industry,” said James J. Parker, vice president, Caterpillar Power Systems Marketing Division.

“ACERT Technology has set a new industry standard for clean diesel technology, meeting the clean air goals we all support while maintaining the reliability, durability and minimal owning and operating costs that Caterpillar engines traditionally have provided.”

The new C13 is available in on-highway vocational and heavy-duty line haul configurations for expanded versatility. In addition to truck, bus, recreational vehicle and fire truck ratings, the C15 provides high horsepower and torque ratings.

ACERT Technology relies on four basic systems to lower emissions — air management, precision combustion, advanced electronics and effective aftertreatment. These four systems work to decrease particulate matter, oxides of nitrogen and hydrocarbon emissions while preserving the engine’s reliability and durability, which keep owning and operating costs low.

Caterpillar has sold more than 450,000 on-highway engines with ACERT Technology to more than 46,000 customers since the technology was introduced in 2003.

For more information, visit www.cat.com.