EPA certifies Cat’s fourth ACERT engine

| 9/4/2003

Caterpillar Inc. has received 2004 certification by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the company’s fourth EPA certified on-highway truck and bus engine equipped with Advanced Combustion Emission Reduction Technology.

The C13 engine is offered in the 335 to 430 horsepower range and is used in tanker trucks that serve the oil, petroleum and agricultural industries. The C13 also is used for vocational-class trucks, including dump trucks, refuse haulers and cement mixers.

“With the certification of this engine, we are another step closer to full certification of truck and bus engines with ACERT technology,” said Richard L. Thompson, Caterpillar group president responsible for the company’s engine division.

ACERT reduces emissions at the point of combustion. All Caterpillar on-highway truck and bus engines will be equipped with ACERT technology in the fourth quarter of this year. The technology will also be used as the foundation to meet future emission regulations for the company’s entire diesel engine product line, including construction and mining machines, and power generation units.