ACERT-technology engines – the company’s solution for complying
with stricter Environmental Protection Agency emission regulations
– are now available for order in Peterbilt trucks and tractors,
the company recently announced.
new Caterpillar C15 engine equipped with ACERT technology – available
with 435 to 550 horsepower ratings – can now be ordered for Peterbilt
Models 379, 387, 385, 378 and 357. The new Caterpillar C7 engine
with ACERT technology – available in horsepower ratings of 190 to
300 – can now be ordered with Peterbilt’s medium-duty Model 330
and low-cab-forward Model 320. Limited production of vehicles
spec’d with the new engines is under way, with full production expected
by the fourth quarter.
and Caterpillar worked closely together to ensure our customers
can order and take delivery of Peterbilt vehicles equipped with
Caterpillar ACERT engines as soon as they are available,” says Nick
Panza, Peterbilt general manager and PACCAR vice president.
the Caterpillar C7 and C15 engines with ACERT technology have been
EPA-certified for compliance with stricter emissions regulations
that went into effect in October 2002.
to Steve Brown, director of marketing for the Caterpillar Power
Systems Division, Caterpillar engines with ACERT technology have
undergone rigorous testing and are as reliable, durable and fuel
efficient as the company’s current, pre-ACERT engines.