Caterpillar Says Ready for 2007 Emissions Standards
– Caterpillar will offer a special coverage program on all 2007-model Cat engines with ACERT Technology delivered to end-users in the United States or Canada during the first half of 2007 for commercial on-highway service.The new program, called Caterpillar Pure Confidence, includes Extended Service Coverage (ESC) and the Cat On-Time Promise. ESC offers full parts and labor coverage on covered engine and emission components for three years/300,000 miles on all C9, C13, and C15 engines and three years/150,000 miles on all C7 engines. To receive this coverage, these engines must be purchased and delivered between Jan. 1, and June 30, 2007. And, if a 2007-model Cat engine requires repairs that will keep it sidelined for more than 24 hours during 2007, Cat will reimburse the user for a rental vehicle to get the load to the destination on time. Some restrictions apply. See a Cat or Cat-authorized truck dealer for details of the program.Cat said that it is ready for 2007 with more than 100 pre-production engines being tested by 56 fleets, which are demonstrating excellent reliability and fuel economy virtually identical to 2006-model engines. The new engines feature an enhanced version of ACERT Technology that allows these engines to comply with the 2007 EPA regulations without sacrificing reliability, durability or fuel economy.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.