Five Reasons to Repower

Is your older vessel costing you more and more to operate? There’s a way to lower those costs and make the most of your investment: Repower with Cat® engines. Here are five ways you can benefit from a Cat repower solution—and one big reason to consider doing it right now:

1. Cut your fuel costs.

Fuel is one of the biggest operating expenses on the water—and the older the engine, the higher the costs. Repowering is a great way to convert an older vessel from a cost center into a profit maker. Newer engines use significantly less fuel, reducing your cost per ton mile. In fact, some customers report fuel savings in excess of 20%. Reductions like that will help cover the cost of a repower in a hurry. (As an added bonus, the use of fluids like lube oil often drops, too.)

2. Get the best of what’s new.

Better fuel economy isn’t the only benefit of switching to a newer engine, however. When you repower, you also get better productivity and smoother, quieter operation. Maintenance is simpler as well, and it’s easier to get access to the parts and service you need—minimizing downtime and maintenance costs. Plus, when you repower with Cat, your engine comes with a new Cat warranty.

3. Go green.

Newer engines cut more than costs—they also produce fewer emissions. Repowering helps you meet emission standards and sends a message that sustainability and environmental responsibility matter to your business.

4. Ask EVATM.

Is it the right time for a repower? If so, which repower solution is the right one? Would an overhaul make more sense? Your Cat dealer can help you answer these questions BEFORE you make any decisions. EVA, our Engine Value Analysis tool, accurately captures and compares the total lifecycle costs for engine platforms across multiple manufacturers. You can use it to quantify a repower’s actual business return and payback period.

5. Rest easy.

When you choose a Cat repower solution, you get the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’re supported by the best dealer network in the business. Wherever your vessel takes you, there’s a Cat dealer nearby with the parts, service and expertise you need.

Special 0% financing on factory repower solutions makes now the right time to upgrade your vessel with fuel-efficient Cat® engines.
Special 0% financing on factory repower solutions makes now the right time to upgrade your vessel with fuel-efficient Cat® engines.

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