Caterpillar Announces Intentions Regarding Euro IV Emissions Compliant Engines
Caterpillar announced on November 15 that it will provide a range of Euro IV compliant engines with ACERT Technology for the on-highway truck and bus markets. The engines — which include the C7, C9, C13, and C15, are currently in development and will be available September 2006 to meet the new Euro IV emissions regulations to be implemented in Europe for heavy-duty trucks.Models and ratings expected to be available for Euro IV range from 190 horsepower to 625 horsepower (142-466 kW). Performance, installation and application data will be available in fourth quarter 2005. OEM fit-up engines are expected to be available for the European market during the third quarter of 2005. Expanded ratings for Euro III engines will also be available in 2005. Additionally, Caterpillar will provide a range of engines that are compliant with Euro V regulations in 2008.Development of ACERT Technology was the largest product development program in the company’s history and positions Caterpillar to meet current and future emissions standards for engines used in on-highway applications all over the world, according to Steve Brown, director of marketing, Caterpillar On-Highway Engines.