Cat expands engine remanufacturing
By Patrick Hill10 February 2009
Caterpillar has expanded downwards its remanufactured engine offering to the 15 to 134 kW range. The engines, found in high-volume products such as mini-excavators and skid-steer loaders, are remanufactured at Cat facilities in the UK and France and are available worldwide.
Caterpillar said the move had been prompted by demand from dealers and customers after it stopped production of Tier 1 and 2 certified engines. The company told IRN that equipment owners want complete engine repair options for those engines.
The smaller engines are used in wheeled excavators, compact wheel loaders, small and medium excavators, skid steer loaders, multi-terrain loaders, and small tractors and tracked loaders. Remanufactured engines for back hoe loaders have been available for some time.
Caterpillar said owners of smaller machines now can "get the engine back running, with the same-as new quality and warranty - for a fraction of the equivalent new engine price. The remanufactured engine components offer excellent value to machine owners with fast repair turn-around, superior quality and reliability, and lower repair costs."
Caterpillar has been offering remanufactured, "same-as-new condition" parts for more than 30 years.