Caterpillar Introduces Cat® Marine C18 Bundled Repair Solution at the 2014 Workboat Show

At the 2014 International Workboat Show, Caterpillar will be launching a new product support campaign, unveiling the new Cat® C18 Marine Bundled Repair Solution and commercial Extended Service Coverage (ESC) for all available existing Bundled Repair Solutions. The new Cat 18 bundled repair solution, which builds off of the Cat 3406 and Cat 3412 bundled repair solutions launched in 2013 as well as the Cat 3408 bundled repair solutions launched this year, is a customizable, comprehensive solution for customers looking to keep their vessels on the water longer. Customers can choose a top end or major foundational kit and customize it with the related components needed for their engine overhauls.

Customers in the offshore, ferry and tug and salvage industries have utilized the bundled repair solutions for an expedited overhaul process, saving time and money through the easy quote process from the Cat dealer network and ease of selecting pre-packaged parts. “As the first modular overhaul design kits to be manufactured by Caterpillar, the customer response to both the Cat 3406 and 3412 bundled repair solutions has exceeded our expectations,” David Holt Caterpillar Marine parts manager said. “Our customers have been pleased with the customization available to each individual overhaul while remaining easy to order from our global Cat dealer network.”

In addition to the expanded bundled repair solutions offerings, Caterpillar and Cat Financial are offering complimentary Extended Service Coverage for a limited time in commercial applications upon the purchase of Cat C18, 3406, 3408,  or 3412 Major Overhaul Foundational Kit and all Optimal Level components. The complimentary coverage is for two years and up to 6,000 hours, with the option of purchasing additional coverage for up to three years and 12,000 hours if desired. Providing even more flexibility is the new Component Coverage ESC program. For the first time, Cat marine customers will be able to specifically select individual components and utilize ESC to cover specific parts. The ESC program is designed to offer customers superior value and support with assurance against unexpected repair costs on covered component failures due to defects in factory materials or factory workmanship under normal use and service.

Customers interested in learning more about the Cat Bundled Repair Solution or complimentary ESC program should visit the Caterpillar booth # 2802 and 2902 at the show or visit catmarinesupport.com. For more information on Caterpillar Marine, visit www.marine.cat.com. For information on Cat Propulsion products, visit www.catpropulsion.com. Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/caterpillarmarine and Twitter @catmarineglobal during the show using #CatWBS.

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About Caterpillar Marine

Caterpillar Marine, with headquarters in Hamburg, Germany, groups all the marketing and service activities for Cat and MaK™ marine diesel, dual fuel and gas power and propulsion systems within Caterpillar Inc. The organisation provides premier power solutions in the medium- and high-speed segments with outputs from 93 to 16,800 kW in main propulsion and 10 to 16,100  kWe in marine generator sets as well as a comprehensive portfolio of propulsion solutions. The sales and service network includes more than 2,100 dealer locations world-wide dedicated to support customers in ocean-going, commercial marine and pleasure craft wherever they are.

More information is available at: MARINE.CAT.COM/pr

About Caterpillar

For nearly 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2013 sales and revenues of $55.656 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three product segments - Resource Industries, Construction Industries and Energy & Transportation - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment. For more information, visit caterpillar.com. To connect with us on social media, visit caterpillar.com/social-media.

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