EPA Certifies Caterpillar's C13 Engine

Caterpillar Inc. has received 2004 certification by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the C13, the company’s fourth on-highway truck and bus engine equipped with ACERT

The C13 is popular with general freight or line-haul truck fleets that carry goods such as home appliances, building materials and refrigerated foods. Offered in the 335 to 430 horsepower range, the C13 is also heavily used in tanker trucks and in vocational trucks, including dump trucks, refuse haulers and cement mixers.

Caterpillar is the first engine manufacturer to offer both medium and heavy-duty truck and bus engines that meet EPA’s more stringent 2004 emissions standards. Earlier this year, the Caterpillar C7 and C9 engines were certified for use in on-highway trucks, school buses and transit buses. With certification of the company’s C15 engine in March, Caterpillar became the first engine manufacturer to earn EPA 2004 certification of a heavy-duty on-highway truck engine.

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