Second Cat engine equipped with ACERT wins certification

Caterpillar Inc has received certification by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the company's second engine equipped with Advanced Combustion Emission Reduction Technology (ACERT). The technology provides a long-term emissions system for the North American trucking, bus, construction and mining industries, and positions Caterpillar to meet future EPA emissions regulations for both on and off-highway engines.

The second EPA-certified Caterpillar engine with ACERT is the C7 engine, designed for those who operate school buses, emergency vehicles, delivery trucks, and recreational vehicles. This engine, offered in the 190- to 330-horsepower range, succeeds Caterpillar's 3126E engine. Full production of the C7 engine will begin in second-quarter 2003.

ACERT reduces emissions at the point of combustion. All Caterpillar on-highway truck and bus engines will be equipped with this technology by fourth-quarter 2003.

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