Caterpillar expands Stage V engine range

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Caterpillar has announced it has extended its range of Stage V-compliant industrial engines with a new 12.5-liter offering. The C13B is the latest of the company’s units to meet the stringent EU emission standard, as well as the US EPA Tier 4 Final regulations.

Jeff Moore, product manager for 7.2-18 liter engines said, “Our customers expect reliability and durability, but they need it from a simpler, lighter package with more power and that’s what we’re giving them with our new engines.”

The six-cylinder engine combines upgraded air, electrical and aftertreatment systems, to produce a range of power outputs from 340-430kW and up to 2,640Nm of torque despite being 30% lighter than previous models offering the same performance levels.

Like the 9-18 liter engines in Caterpillar’s range, the C13B will be available in a number of configurations providing customers with flexibility to reduce the cost of installation.

The engine mounted aftertreatment and industrial power unit systems are built at the Seguin factory in Texas, USA, but remote mounted aftertreatment is also possible with only minimal installation requirements.

Cat has also confirmed that it will certify its existing Stage IV engines in the C13, C15 and C18 product portfolios to meet the stricter standards of Stage V as only minimal changes to the internals of the diesel particulate filter are required to be compliant.

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